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Application Process

Steps

Application

Please complete the online application and submit the $100.00 non-refundable application fee (by credit card or e-check). You may also print out the check voucher and mail it along with your check or money order, payable to “Gulliver Schools” to the appropriate Gulliver Admissions Office: the Academy - Marian C. Krutulis Campus for grades PreK3 - 8 or the Preparatory Campus for grades 9 - 12. You will receive an e-mail acknowledgment when your application and deposit are received. Please be aware that no application will be considered until the application fee is paid.

Recommendation and Records

The appropriate recommendation forms must be downloaded from our website. Please complete and sign the Permission for Release of Records and Confidential School Report (both parents’ signatures are needed), and complete the parent section of the English Teacher Reference and Mathematics Teacher Reference. Provide the four documents to your child’s current school. These forms must be mailed to Gulliver Schools directly from the school your child currently attends or last attended, with transcript and test records, in the school’s official envelope.

Birth Certificate and Citizenship Documentation

At the time of application, please provide a copy of the child’s birth certificate or passport. If the child is not a US citizen, please provide a copy of his or her Immigration Form with a copy of the valid visa, passport, or residency card.

Student Questionnaire

Students applying for grades 9 – 12 should complete the New Student Questionnaire and send it to the appropriate Gulliver Admissions Office at the time of application.

Admissions Testing Form

Students entering grades 1 – 12 should complete the Admissions Test Form and send it to the Gulliver Admissions Office at the time of application.

Testing

The Admissions Committee requires ability and/or readiness evaluations for all applicants.

  • PreK3-Sr.K applicants must have an Activity Visit on campus.
  • Candidates for grades 1 - 5 are evaluated at Gulliver Schools.
  • Applicants for grades 6 - 11 must take the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT). The results must be sent directly to Gulliver Schools. The Gulliver Schools code is 3622. A study guide, schedule of testing dates, and online registration are available from http://www.ssat.org/.
  • Applicants for grade 12 must provide the Gulliver Admissions Office with PSAT results, ACT results, SAT results or take the Gulliver Admission Entrance Exam. 

Financial Aid

Financial aid applications must be submitted to Gulliver Schools by March 15, 2014. If you need any financial aid information, please contact Ana Ruiz at 305.666.6333 ext. 2313.

Online Application

Apply Online

Check Status of Application

Welcome to the Gulliver Online Application!

The application must be completed online and submitted electronically. However, you do not need to complete the online application in one sitting. You may access your application and change your answers as many times as you wish with your Username and Password from any computer with Internet access.

Once you have completed the application to your satisfaction, you should submit your application by clicking the Submit button at the top of the page. This will take you through the steps to electronically submit your application to our office. Please note that you can submit your application only once. Afterwards, you will not be able to make changes or revisions to your application using the online application system.

For parents with more than one child applying to Gulliver, please keep in mind that you will need to submit a separate application for each child.

In addition to the application forms you are able to complete online, there are forms that you must download, print,and mail to your child’s current school. You will find these additional forms in .pdf format. To download .pdf forms, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Payment

In order to complete the application process, you must pay the non-refundable application fee of $100.00. You can make a secure online payment using a credit card or e-check or may pay by personal check or money order in US Dollars. If paying with a check or money order, you also must print out and mail a Check Voucher, which will be available once you submit your application online. Please be aware that no application will be considered until the application fee is paid.

Mail supporting documents and, if necessary, the Check Voucher and check or money order (payable to Gulliver Schools) to:

Grades PreK3 - 8
Academy - Marian C. Krutulis Campus Admissions Office
12595 Red Road
Coral Gables, Florida 33156

Grades 9 - 12
Preparatory Campus Admissions Office
6575 North Kendall Drive
Pinecrest, Florida 33156

Additional Questions?

If you have any questions or require additional assistance, please contact the appropriate Gulliver Admissions Office:

Grades PreK3 - 8  
305.665.3593 ext. 3318
Elena Castellanos

Grades 9 - 12
305.666.7937 ext. 1442
Carol Bowen

For technical support with the online application, please contact Gulliver's help desk at 786.709.4099 or ITSupport@gulliverschools.org.

Application Forms

Frequently Asked Questions

Grades PreK3-8

Grade 9-12

Grades PreK3-8

Q: What are the ages of each grade level of Gulliver’s Primary School?

A: In order to enroll in PreK3, children need to be three years old on or before September 1st of that school year. Children must be four years old on or before September 1st of that school year to enroll in Junior Kindergarten (Jr.K) and five years old on or before September 1st of that school year to enroll in Senior Kindergarten (Sr.K).

Q: Do Gulliver students wear uniforms?

A: Yes, even our youngest students wear the Gulliver uniform.

Q: Do children bring their lunch to school?

A: No. Gulliver provides lunch and all snacks to our students; it is included in the tuition. In Primary School, parents of PreK3 students select lunch items to be served to their child. As children gain independence in Jr.K and Sr.K, the students select their own lunch items. Beginning in first grade, students go to the cafeteria for their lunchtime. For more information on food services, visit Resources.

Q: Does my child need to be fluent in English to attend Gulliver?

A: Almost always, yes. The exceptions are for children in PreK3 and Jr.K; we find our youngest students learn English very quickly and are able to catch up by Senior Kindergarten.

Q: How do I find out more about the academic and extracurricular programs at Gulliver?

A: Contact the Gulliver Academy Admissions Office at 305.665.3593. You may visit the campuses during events such as the Primary, Lower and Middle School Open House, which feature campus tours. Additionally, informational materials are available via our website by clicking the Request Information button and completing the inquiry form. An e-mail confirmation will be sent which provides links to all informational materials. Materials also can be mailed to you directly. Individual appointments to discuss how Gulliver can enhance your child’s education, talents, and growth are also available upon request.

Q: How does the application process work?

A: You may complete the initial application form online and submit the Application Fee of $100.00 using a credit card, e-check, or Check Voucher. The online application packet lists items which the parent or guardian must submit directly to the Gulliver Admissions Office, including a copy of the child’s Birth Certificate (or visa if the child is a non-US citizen). Also included are forms that parents or guardians must submit to the child’s current school. These forms are completed by the school’s personnel and submitted directly to Gulliver. If the child is not yet attending school or daycare, Gulliver does not require these forms. All applicants to Gulliver Schools must participate in admission testing.

Q: What is the deadline for applications?

A: Students applying to grades PreK3-5 must submit all required documents by the last week of December/first week of January to be considered for Gulliver’s First Round Admission Review. Later applicants are processed and reviewed on a rolling basis with space permitting. Students applying to grades 6-8 will be reviewed by the admission committee on a rolling basis as soon as their application is complete. Please see the Grades PreK3 - 8 Admission Calendar on our website for specific dates.

Q: If we apply on time, when will we find out if our child was accepted to Gulliver?

A: Students applying to grades PreK3-5 under Gulliver's First Round Admission will receive their decision letters during the first two weeks of March. Students applying to grades 6-8 will receive their decision letter 10 days after the Admission Committee reviews their completed application. We ask those students who are offered admission to enroll at Gulliver for the next school year within 10 days of receiving their acceptance letter.

Q: How can I obtain more information about the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme?

A: The IB Middle Years Programme is offered to students in grades 6-8. In addition to the Gulliver admission requirements, there is a separate application process for this program. For further details, please contact the Middle Years Programme coordinator, Juan Carlos Garcia, at 305.665.3593, ext. 3528.

Grades 9 - 12

Q: How do I obtain an application?

A: You can obtain an application online.

 

Q: Why is applying online instead of using a hardcopy application beneficial?

 

A: With the online application, you can track the necessary documents or test scores once the Gulliver Admissions Office has received them.

 

Q: How do I begin the application process?


A:
Please go to application process for detailed step-by-step instructions.


Q: I am interested in the Internatinal Baccalaureate (IB) Programme. How do I apply?

A: The IB Diploma Programme is a two year pre-university curriculum, which begins in the 11th grade. Students can apply in 10th grade. In addition to the Gulliver Admissions requirements, there is a separate application process for this programme. For additional details, please click here.

 

Q: How much does it cost to apply?

 

A: Each application must be submitted with a non-refundable $100.00 application fee.

 

Q: What test scores are needed to apply?

 

A: Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) and the Gulliver Admission Test.

 

Q: Does every applicant need to take both the SSAT and the Gulliver Admission Test?


A:
No, every student must take the SSAT; the admissions committee may exempt some students from the Gulliver Admission Test after evaluating their SSAT scores and grades.

 

Q: When is the application complete?

 

A: Once the Gulliver Admissions Office has received all of the following documents, the application is complete:

 

Application

$100.00 Application Fee

Student Questionnaire

Copy of birth certificate or passport (if a US Citizen)

Copy of visa or residency (if a non-US Citizen)

Transcript from present and previous schools

Confidential School Report

English Teacher Reference

Math Teacher Reference

SSAT Scores

Gulliver Admission Test Scores

 

Q: How does the application process work?


A: Once an application is completed, it is reviewed by the admissions committee. The committee carefully considers all the materials submitted to get a complete picture of each applicant.

 

Q: How will I be notified of the Admissions Committee’s decision?

 

A: Letters notifying you of the Admissions Committee decision are sent by mail and e-mail.

 

Q: What is the deadline for applications?


A: February 18th is the deadline for Gulliver’s First Round Admission Review.

 

Q: If the application is completed before the deadline, when will we find out if our child was accepted to Gulliver?


A: All first-round decision letters are mailed during the first two weeks of March. These applicants must respond by March 11th.

 

Q: Can I apply after the February 18th deadline?

 

A: Yes, later applicants are processed and reviewed by the Admissions Committee as space permits.

Policy

The mission and policy of Gulliver Schools, primary through secondary, is to prepare each student to excel in a college or university that best fits his or her unique talents and potential by recognizing each student’s natural abilities, interests, cultural background and learning styles. Gulliver provides an atmosphere that encourages students to strive for excellence in values-based living, academics, integrity and physical well-being.

Admission to Gulliver is based on testing results, recommendations, interviews, and prior records for grades 1 - 12. Gulliver adheres to its tradition of admitting students of any race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, or disability, and providing equal access to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities. In considering applicants, the admissions committee evaluates a student’s academic skills, motivation to learn, personal interests, talents, and desire to attend Gulliver Schools.

Candidates for admission must submit transcripts from schools previously attended and those in which they are currently enrolled. In addition, candidates are required to take a battery of nationally standardized tests, including a test of aptitude, provide a writing sample and be interviewed. Gulliver supports the standards adopted by the state of Florida and our accrediting agencies, which state that a child entering kindergarten should be five years of age by September 1st.

Individual screening is required for students entering Gulliver Primary School. Admission is based on the application, an observation of the prospective student through a classroom visit, nationally standardized developmental readiness screening, and previous preschool information, as applicable.

For students entering Gulliver’s Lower, Middle and Preparatory Schools, admissions is based on the application data including, but not limited to standardized test results, transcripts, teacher recommendations, previous school records and a personal interview. In addition, applicants to grades 9 - 12 must take the Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT) or provide PSAT, PLAN or SAT scores.

Gulliver is committed to complying with applicable laws governing the rights of students with disabilities, to provide reasonable accommodations and modifications when necessary, and to ensure that students with disabilities receive an education comparable to that provided to other Gulliver students. Parents whose disabled child potentially may need some manner of reasonable modification must meet with Gulliver’s disability coordinator. Gulliver’s Accommodations Committee will meet with the parents to determine which reasonable modifications, if any, would be necessary. The purpose of this collaborative process is to formulate a written plan that will be implemented for applicants in time for the beginning of the academic year for which the applicant seeks admittance, and for current students, as soon as reasonably possible. The accommodations committee shall include, at minimum, at least one of the student’s teachers, a guidance counselor (or equivalent), his or her principal, and the disability coordinator. Applicants with a disability must present documentation during the admission process. Current documentation written by a qualified professional is required to determine if a request or potential request does not fundamentally alter the nature of Gulliver’s mission and program. Gulliver expects full disclosure from parents in all matters relating to the stated disability of the student.

Final decision is at the discretion of the admissions committee upon review of all required documents and procedures. Applications are considered on an individual basis and admissions decisions are generally made in early March. All applications received after the initial selection process are placed in a wait pool and considered on an individual basis, as space becomes available. Special consideration is given to qualified children of faculty or alumni or children who have siblings currently attending Gulliver.

Gulliver provides unique learning experiences to students who fall within the average to gifted ranges of abilities. Our goal is to attract qualified students from diverse backgrounds who can benefit from the challenges of a Gulliver education. The admissions committee seeks a qualified, motivated and diverse student body capable of achieving academic success, while benefiting from and contributing to the total Gulliver experience.

Gulliver does not discriminate in admission on the basis of race and national or ethnic origin.

Listed below are the general admissions criteria expected of students entering Gulliver schools.

  • High-average to superior intellectual abilities
  • Acceptable recommendations from previous school(s)
  • Standardized achievement testing results that reflect aptitude
  • Satisfactory conduct records
  • Parent/guardian’s willingness and ability to meet financial responsibilities 

Further questions? Please fill out an Inquiry Form


Contact Information
Elena Castellanos
Director of Admission
Grades PreK3 - 8

Carol Bowen
Director of Admission
Grades 9 - 12

Directions:
Academy Campus

12595 Red Road
Coral Gables, FL 33156
Main Office: 305.665.3593
Fax: 305.669.1569
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Preparatory Campus
6575 North Kendall Drive
Pinecrest, FL 33156
Main Office: 305.666.7937
Fax: 305.665.3791
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