Admission FAQs


    How do I get information regarding the admission process at Woodland Presbyterian School?

    Fill out an Online Inquiry. Please feel free to contact Tim Tatum, Admissions Director, at (901) 685-0976 or via email at

    Do I have to come to an open house if my child is applying for admission?

    Attendance at an open house is not required as part of the application process. Open houses are, however, often helpful to families who are trying to decide which school might be the best match for their child. Families may prefer to schedule a visit during the school day, so they can experience all that Woodland has to offer.

    What score does my child have to have on the admission test in order to be admitted?

    There is no required minimum score on admission tests. Admission testing is only one part of the application process and the results will be looked at in conjunction with teacher recommendations, previous grades, observations, and interviews.

    My child will not turn three years old until after June 15th. Can he/she still apply for Pre-K?

    Applications for students whose birthdays fall after the June 15th cutoff are certainly taken and considered as any other application would be. However, our applicant pool tends to be on the older side each year, so a young applicant might be considered too young to be a good match for the class he or she would be entering.

    Does Woodland require Immunization records? 

    As part of our admissions process, Woodland requires an up-to-date Tennessee Certificate of Immunization as well as a copy of the student’s birth certificate before the student may start the first day of school.  Please submit both of these as soon as possible. 

    When will I know whether or not my child has been admitted?

    By agreement with the other Memphis Association of Independent Schools (MAIS) in the area, we can send first notices of admission on an agreed-upon date in February. That date is determined at the beginning of each year by the MAIS group. After those dates, we will notify families as soon as files are complete.

    Is it important which nursery school my child goes to when he/she is applying for Early Childhood?

    No. We accept students from a wide range of nursery schools.

    Is it possible for my child to visit Woodland in order to decide whether or not to apply?

    Yes. You may call the admissions office at 901-685-0976 or email ttatum@woodlandschool.orgto schedule a morning for your child to visit.

    Can I apply for admission online?

    Yes, for your convenience, an online application is available. You may also print the application and records release form, and mail or bring it to the school.

    Does Woodland offer scholarships?

    Woodland does not offer academic or athletic scholarships but does offer a need-based financial aid program which can award grants to families for a portion of the tuition based on their need.

    Can I apply for financial aid online?

    To apply for Financial Aid for the upcoming academic year, access the F.A.S.T. Program website and follow the directions given. There is a small fee required to process this application. Once completed, the application will be available immediately for the Financial Aid Committee’s review. You may be contacted by the Business Office if additional information is needed. Here you will find Woodland's Financial Aid Policy, as well as the Core Principals of Woodland's Financial Assistance Program.

    Is there an application fee?

    Yes. The application fee is $75.