Application Process

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​​Embers Academy is committed to an admissions process that reflects the mission and values of our school. We welcome new families who share our vision and are seeking our wholesome school environment for their children.

Apply NowInquiry Form

Step One: Fill out an Inquiry Form and Visit our Campus

Click here to fill out an online inquiry form. Julene Barder, our Admissions Manager, will reach out to you to schedule a tour of our school.

Step Two: Schedule a Shadow Day

Schedule a day for your child to visit Embers. This is a great opportunity for your child to socialize with their peers and spend some time in the classroom. To schedule a Shadow Day, please call 847-518-1185 or email

Step Three: Complete and Submit an Application

Please click here to access our online application and create a myEmbers account. All applications must be accompanied by a $50 application fee, payable online by checking account withdrawal or credit card payment.

Step Four: Transcripts and Recommendation Form

Submit a completed Transcript Records Release Form, available on your myEmbers! portal, to your current school. This form allows your current school to send records directly to Embers. If your child has attended more than one school, complete a separate form for each school.

Send an Applicant Recommendation Form request, available on your myEmbers! portal, to be completed by your child’s current teacher. Only one recommendation is required. The Recommendation Form must be sent to your child’s teacher through your myEmbers! portal.

Step Five: Schedule a Parent Interview and Student Assessment

Once a completed application and supporting documents have been received, you will be contacted by the Admissions Manager to schedule a student assessment and parent interview. Depending on the age of your child, the assessment will be used to determine proper class placement.

What’s next?

We do everything we can to gain a complete and fully dimensional understanding of your child as a student and a person. Every piece of the application is considered valuable and important; no one test score, grade, or comment is weighted more heavily than any other. The Admissions Committee carefully reviews each candidate and families are notified when an acceptance decision has been made.

Visit Embers

Our Admissions Manager

Julene Barder
Admissions Manager
(847) 518-1185

Visit Our Campus

We’d love to have you on campus for an open house our shadow day! Contact our admissions office for more information.