Private School

Applying to Private School While at RJ Grey

Should you decide to apply to private school during your time at RJ Grey, this information will assist you in the process. Please note the deadlines and follow the procedures carefully.

  1. Complete the candidate portion of your application and submit it directly to the private school(s) or online system, along with the appropriate fee.

  1. Fill out and submit the Electronic Form for Private School Application to RJ Grey. On this form you will:

  • List each school to which you are applying, the application due date, and the online application system, if any. Many schools now use third party application sites (Gateway, Ravenna, SAO, etc.). Each system works differently and our Counseling department has experience with all of them. It is important to provide the correct RJ Grey contact information (see below) when using the sites.

  • Provide the names of any teachers you wish to write recommendations for you.

  • List any important information, such as extracurricular activities, awards and employment, to assist the counselor with completing the School Report or Counselor Recommendation portion of the application.

  • Parents/guardians must electronically sign the Release of Records portion of the form by typing their complete name on the form.

  • Include all the schools to which you plan to apply on your form. If you decide to add more schools later, you will need to complete an additional form.

In order for your information to be submitted in time for a school’s deadline, submit the Electronic Form for Private School Application to RJ Grey at least 20 school days before your school’s application deadline. For a typical January 15th deadline, this would be December 9th.

Teacher Recommendations

The private school will indicate any teacher recommendations they require. Students should contact those teachers directly at least twenty school days in advance of the school’s deadline, and confirm that the teacher will be willing to write a recommendation for you. The teachers will check that you have submitted the Electronic Form for Private School Application before they write the recommendation. If there is a case where a paper form must be filled out, be sure this is provided to the teacher.

Meeting with the Counselor

Your counselor will schedule an in-person or virtual appointment to meet with you and review your application materials. They will then submit the School Report portion of the application.

Applicants must be sure to provide the correct contact information (email addresses) to the private schools or application sites.

For Transcripts:

Enter the Registrar’s information. Lena Jarostchuk ljarostchuk@abschools.org

For Teacher Recommendations:

The individual teacher’s email address.

For the School Report or Counselor Recommendation:

The appropriate contact below.

Please note:

Private schools typically require the last two years’ final and current year’s term grades be sent. This school year, the first official school grades from RJ Grey will not be available until early February, after many schools’ application deadline. For this reason, RJ Grey will send the last two year’s final grades and a Private and Technical School Grade Update Form for the current year, along with an explanation that official first semester grades will be sent when available.

Application Results

Please contact Mrs. Jarostchuk in the Counseling office if you have been accepted or wait-listed. Parents should inform the counseling department in writing of your status. If you choose to attend, final transcripts will be forwarded to the receiving school by the Counseling Office.


Counseling Department Contacts

Telephone: 978-264-4700


Jon Duclos 8 Blue & 8 Red Jessica Eagle 8 Gold & 8 Green

jduclos@abschools.org ext 3331 jeagle@abschools.org ext 3332


Caroline O’Brien 7 Blue & 7 Gold Michelle Van Vleck 7 Green & 7 Red

cobrien@abschools.org ext 3334 mvanvleck@abschools.org ext 3305


Rick Cowen Amy Bell

rcowen@abschools.org ambell@abschools.org


Lauren Stoodt Lena Jarostchuk, Registrar

lstoodt@abschools.org ljarostchuk@abschools.org ext 3330