Fall 2020 Admissions Events 

Meet an Eagle. Be an Eagle.

The Willows Academy Eagles are hosting multiple events for prospective students during Fall 2020. Get a sense of our fantastic students, faculty, programs and school culture at virtual information sessions, in-person open houses, shadow days and personal tours with the admissions department.

Virtual Information Sessions

Join us for virtual information sessions on important topics as you consider where to attend high school. Willows faculty, admissions staff and students will be on hand to present information and answer questions.

  • College Preparation: How to adequately prepare for college without overlooking the high school experience. (Oct. 20,  7 p.m.-8 p.m.)
  • Student Life and Athletics: Getting involved in extracurriculars isn’t just about building your resume; it’s about trying new things, discovering your passions and finding friends along the way. (Oct. 27, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.)
  • Humanities and the Arts: Humanities courses, and fine and performing arts enrich a student’s education experience in all areas. (Nov. 10, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.)
  • STEM: Without a deep understanding and appreciation for math and science, a liberal arts education actually isn’t complete. (Nov. 17, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.)

Reservation-only Open Houses

We’re offering reservation-only, in-person open houses to prospective high schoolers in 2020. Reserve a specific time slot for one of two open houses. Take a student-led tour and hear the head of school speak about what makes Willows Academy a special place.

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Option 1

6 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. (Tour, followed by 6:45 p.m. presentation)

Option 2 

6:45 p.m. – 8 p.m. (6:45 p.m. presentation, followed by tour)

*Due to COVID-19 restrictions, masks and social distancing will be required; in addition, we must limit visits to prospective students and no more than two parents or guardians. We apologize for any inconvenience.

In-Person Shadow Experiences

Current eighth graders and high school transfer students are invited to shadow one of our students in person during the Fall 2020 semester. Get a feel for what life is like as a Willows high school student. Middle school shadow experiences will be available in the Spring.

High School Placement Exam

Please note Willows does not offer or require a placement exam. We have found our thorough application and review process gives our admissions committee a holistic picture of each candidate and whether Willows is a good fit for her. We do administer our own math exam after students are accepted to ascertain their proper placement in math courses. The application process opens up November 15 for prospective high schoolers.

Apply before Dec. 5, 2020, and we’ll waive the application fee.


Contact the Admissions Department

Cathy Lipscomb, Director of Admissions

Phone, Direct Line: 847-493-8782

Phone, School: 847-824-6900

Email: lipscomb@willowsacademy.org