Admission Office

Wendy Deppe
Assistant Director of Admission


Shelton admits learning-different students of any race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin in the administration of our educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

Admission Process

The admission process identifies students who will benefit most from Shelton's highly specialized, individualized curriculum. New students are accepted on the basis of psycho-educational testing, previous records, and available class placements that address academic and therapeutic needs. A three-day visit allows prospective students to experience the school's environment first-hand. While testing is a vital part of the admission process, the prospective student's personal characteristics, prior educational performance, special talents and circumstances are also considered. Together they help determine the match between the student's needs and Shelton's specialized services.

  • Shelton uses a rolling admission process, so that students are accepted as placements become available.
  • Traditionally, Shelton accepts new students through grade 10. Juniors and Seniors are considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Preference in the selection process is given to siblings of currently enrolled Shelton students and children of alumni.

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