Our Admissions Staff looks to identify 7th-grade students who are intellectually curious and academically competitive. It is also important that students demonstrate strong character skills and a sincere desire to make a world of difference in the lives of others. Along with a strong academic profile, the student should be active in extracurricular activities in their school and community. They should also have a sincere desire to attend boarding school. In addition, candidates should also demonstrate intellectual curiosity, self-motivation, concern for others and a sense of community.

The Recruitment Team visits schools, churches, and community-based organizations throughout the Greater Newark Area. Although the majority of our students reside in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, and Union counties, students who reside within an hour driving radius of Newark, New Jersey are also welcomed to apply.

Interested in Applying?

Please return on August 26, 2019 to complete an inquiry form.


Candidate Profile of 7th Grade Student Interested in Attending Boarding School

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  • As and Bs

  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident

  • Competitive Standardized Scores

  • Extracurricular Activities

  • Strong Character Skills

Tips for Enhancing Your Application!

While our application process is extensive, we like to remind each applicant that each student who does go on to become a Wight Foundation Scholar will receive support throughout and beyond their high school years.

We strongly encourage all students who are interested in applying to submit their applications before the deadline, as each application is read as they are submitted to our office.