When is the application deadline?

Wasatch Academy has a rolling admission policy.

How soon will I know if I am accepted?

After we have received the completed online application, all three letters of recommendation and all student transcripts, and the student has visited campus and completed an in-person admissions interview, the Admissions Committee will meet and discuss your application. Once a decision is made, a letter will be sent to your residence. If that letter contains an acceptance notice, it will also include an enrollment contract to be signed online. Students struggling to conduct an on-campus visit and interview should contact our Admissions Department for further direction on how to proceed with the application.

What about visa applications for international students?

Once you are accepted, sign the enrollment contract, and pay the $10,000 deposit, we will issue you an I-20 that will be sent to your home. You will use this to apply for your F1 Student Visa.

Do you require SSAT, TOEFL, or any other testing as a part of the application?

We do not require the SSAT or TOEFL as a part of our application. We prefer to determine a student’s academic capacity and how well we believe they will fit at Wasatch based on previous academic performance, letters of recommendation, and the interview process. If you have these test scores and would like to submit them as part of your application, we will be happy to receive them but they are not required.

What if I get hungry at night?

Dinner is served in the Student Center from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., but, of course, students are sure to get hungry for a little something extra after that time. Therefore, we have helped accommodate student dining in the following ways:

  • Each dorm is equipped with a full kitchen that is available to students, according to a schedule determined by each dorm parent.
  • Students will have off-campus shopping opportunities, during which they can purchase food to be stored in their rooms or in their dorm kitchen.
  • There are several fast food and delivery restaurants near the school that the students will have access to – at the discretion of the dorm parent and other residential life faculty.
How do I get my own room?

Simply put, you don’t. Wasatch Academy believes that part of the educational experience is social interaction and cooperative living, so students are not allowed to request private housing.

Do I really need a laptop?

Yes. Each student is required to have an Apple brand personal computer. Apple products are required for proper access to our network. Also, all underclassmen are required to turn in their laptops and tablets at night to their dorm parents. This helps support a student’s healthy sleep patterns and prevents poor time and personal management by younger students. We have a student network and an internet use policy that must be accepted before network access is allowed.

What if I am sick?

The Wellness Center on campus is open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sick call is from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., which means that this is the time students should ideally check in with the nurses if they are not feeling well in order to be exempt from classes for the day—although the option is available throughout the day. The nurse will also take a sick student to the doctor if needed.

The nurses can care for students until 8 p.m., when a student returns to their dorm room for the night. If the Wellness Center is not open, a school nurse is always on-call and available to give direction to a student’s condition. Students can also always talk to their dorm parent about an illness, and dorm parents can contact the school nurse on their behalf if it is necessary.

What do I wear?

Please see our dress code videos for a thorough clarification on what is permissible attire at Wasatch Academy.

What does a typical day look like?

View the block schedule to understand student daily schedules.

Is there personal storage available over the summer?

Each dorm has a storage area. Space is limited, so students may only store 5 boxes at the end of the year. Bedding, desk items and clothing are appropriate to store in this space until the next school year. Anything that is highly valuable should be taken or shipped home, including skis, snowboards, mountain bikes, and other valuables. These items cannot be left at school. Talk to your dorm parent for clarification on what can and cannot be stored over the summer.

Is there much free time for students?

While a structured and disciplined use of time helps define a Wasatch education, we also understand the importance of downtime for students to recharge. Students can socialize with friends after classes over a meal or a board game, or they can enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities to unwind. Skyping with parents, cleaning their dorms, or doing laundry are also popular free-time activities for students.

Is there a curfew?

Yes. Students are required to be in the dorms Sunday-Thursday night by 9:20 p.m., and by 10:00 p.m. (10:30 p.m. for Seniors) Friday and Saturday. In addition to these set times, instances will arise throughout the year that require adjustments to the curfew times, which dorm parents will help communicate to students.

When do I do my laundry?

Each student has access to laundry facilities in every dorm and are required to do their own laundry. Each dorm parent will set a schedule for students on when they could or should do their laundry, to help accommodate all residents. Laundry fees are included in tuition, and laundry supplies can be purchased at the school bookstore or on one of the recreation trips.

Is there mandatory study hall?

Yes, study hall hours are required for every student to help provide them the space that they need to complete their school projects and prepare for upcoming exams effectively. While study hall times are required and set into every student’s schedule, these study hall times can take place in teacher’s classrooms for extra guidance on a subject, in the library, on the campus lawns, or even in student dorms.