Please note: International Students are required to work with a placement agency before submitting an application. Please visit our International Student Program webpage for details. Complete and submit the online application, along with the $95 nonrefundable application fee. Please note that the application will not be processed until the application fee is received.
Cannon Lower, Middle and Upper School students adhere to a dress code. It is not a requirement that our visitors dress according to the dress code. However, the Cannon School dress codes can be viewed in the links above for your reference.
The Admission Office invites student visitors to eat lunch in our dining hall as our guest. Lunch menus can be found here.
Entrance evaluations are required for all applicants.
Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten Applicants participate in developmental readiness assessments at Cannon School. Please call 704-721-7199 to schedule your child's readiness assessment for Junior Kindergarten or Kindergarten.
Grades 1-3 During an applicant's Visit Day at Cannon, applicants will complete reading, writing, and math grade-level assessments.
Grades 4-12 Applicants take the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE). The fee for the exam is paid directly to the testing company, ERB, at the time of registration.
Grade 4applicants take the Primary School level, ISEE. This is an online test administered at Cannon during a scheduled assessment time. To register for the Primary School level, ISEE, please call Cannon's Admission Office at 704-721-7199.
Grade 5-12applicants take the ISEE. Parents or guardians may register their child for a group testing date listed on the ISEE website. Cannon School is listed as a testing site (Test Site #340878). Please visitwww.iseetest.orgfor more information and to register. We recommend registering as early as possible in order to secure your ideal date and location, as test dates fill up quickly. Registration closes 2 weeks prior to a test date.
Enrollment decisions at Cannon School are based on an assessment of an applicant's ability to succeed in a challenging, yet supportive college preparatory environment. Academic records, teacher recommendations, entrance testing results, writing samples, and a student visit form the basis of this assessment.
An applicant's file is presented to the Admission Committee only when the entire application process is complete. Cannon School welcomes qualified students without regard to gender, national origin, race, religion, or sexual orientation.