How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in Gould.

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  • The priority application deadline for the 24-25 school year is February 1.

    Rolling admissions continues after this date if space is available.

    We are still accepting applications for the 23-24 school year.
Curious about what Gould has to offer? Consider attending one of our Open House events, or schedule a private visit to campus.  Please review our Application Timeline for a list of important dates, and then follow the steps below.
Application Fee
An application fee of $50 for domestic students and $100 for international students is required.

Important Dates
  • February 1 – Admission & Financial Aid Application Deadline
  • March 10 –  Admission Decision Packets Are Mailed
  • April 10 –  Enrollment Contracts & Deposits Are Due

Application Process

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  • Step 1 – Inquiry Form

    At Gould, we like to begin by learning more about you, your interests, and your aspirations. We recommend you start the process by completing our online Inquiry Form.

    Once we receive your inquiry, we will mail you a viewbook and send you an email with information to access your MyGould portal account.  This is the best way for you to track your application status and keep track of which items have been completed and what might still be missing.
  • Step 2 – Schedule a visit and/or interview

    Visiting Gould is the best way to experience what makes our campus and community special.  Located in the western Maine mountains, our campus is easily accessible from Manchester-Boston Regional Airport and the Portland International Jetport.

    An interview with an admissions officer is also a required step in the admissions process.  We are happy to arrange a virtual interview for students and families unable to travel to campus.

    To schedule your visit and interview, please contact the Admissions Office at 207-824-7777 or at your earliest convenience.
  • Step 3 – Submit Application

    Applicants may choose to complete either Gould’s online application or The Standard Application Online (SAO).  Applications for priority admission and financial aid awards must be submitted by February 1. 

    Admitted students are required to return the contract and deposit by April 10 or the date specified on the contract.

    After February 1, applicants will be considered on a rolling basis as space allows.
  • Step 4 - Transcripts and Recommendations

    In addition to our online application, we require the following:

    • Current English Teacher Recommendation
    • Current Math Teacher Recommendation
    • Principal/Head of School or Guidance Counselor Recommendation
    • Current Year Transcript
    • Prior Year Transcript

    From your Candidate Checklist, please click “Send Request” to your English teacher, math teacher, and principal, head of school, or guidance counselor.

    • Parent Statement
    • Student Essays

    Please complete the parent statement and student essays form from your Candidate Checklist.
  • Step 5 – Required Testing

    Gould is proud to be test-optional for domestic applicants. If you would like to submit test results, acceptable testing includes the SSAT for incoming 9th and 10th graders. For students applying for grades 11, 12, and postgraduate, PSAT, SAT and/or ACT scores are the preferred.

    International applicants for whom English is not the primary spoken language, either the TOEFL, or Duolingo English Test results are required.

    SSAT Code: 3460     |     CEEB Code: 200100     |     TOEFL Code: 8090

    Please have educational testing results sent directly to Gould.
  • Financial Aid

    To be considered for Financial Aid, candidates must complete the Admissions Checklist and submit all financial aid requirements through the School & Student Services (SSS) by February 1st.

    If you have any questions, please contact our financial aid coordinator at 207-824-7777 or
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