How to Apply

We're here to help you with this important decision.


Choosing an independent school is one of the most important and life-changing decisions for a student. We also know that for some families it can be a challenging decision. Marshall School's Admissions Department is here to walk you through each step in the process.

Applying to Marshall School involves a few simple steps. From your first phone call to your acceptance packet, each part of the process is designed to begin building the relationship between families, students, and our school.

Admissions Timeline

The Admissions Process

Admissions Application

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Family Meeting

Visiting with Marshall's Director of Enrollment helps the school get to know your student as quickly and deeply as possible. The meeting also allows parents and guardians to get questions answered about Marshall's academics, extracurriculars, and community.

Please contact the Admissions Office at or (218) 727-7266, ext. 111 to schedule a visit.

Student Interview

The interview is an important way for the admissions team to learn more about the prospective student, and for the perspective student to learn more about Marshall.  The student interview can be scheduled during an optional campus visit day. Many prospective students also interview at the same time as their parents.

Contact the Admissions Office at or (218) 727-7266, ext. 111 to schedule an interview.

Admissions Test

All applicants take a standardized admissions test, which helps us not only garner important information about academic skills, but also to find comparisons with other students entering or already enrolled at Marshall. Students with a wide range of scores on the admissions test are accepted to Marshall School.


Marshall School hosts a variety of specific testing dates throughout the year, but we are flexible enough to make other dates work.


Please contact the Admissions Office at or (218) 727-7266, ext. 111 to schedule a testing session.

See Marshall's scheduled testing days here

2019-2020 Admissions Events

Open Houses

Marshall hosts several open houses throughout the school year. The entire family is invited to take a tour with a Marshall teacher, ask questions and learn more about academics, arts, athletics and anything else Marshall has to offer. Our Open Houses are interactive and enjoyable experiences, not just tours of a building. Students and families have a chance to see Marshall in action. It is the most fun you could have at a school on a Saturday!

Dates for the 2019-20 Open Houses include:

  • Tuesday, November 12 -- 6:30pm-8:00pm
  • Saturday, January 11 -- 10:00am-12:00pm
  • Wednesday, March 4 -- 4:30pm-6:00pm
  • Saturday, April 18 -- 10:00am-12:00pm

Our optional RSVP for our Open Houses is available here. With this information we can make your Open House experience at Marshall even more personalized.

Please contact the Admissions Office at or (218) 727-7266, ext. 111 to schedule a Campus Visit Day and/or a student interview.

Campus Visit Days

Campus visit days are the best way to "test drive" a regular day of school at Marshall. Coordinated on specific days throughout the school year, future Marshall students can come to school and spend a day with a Hilltopper Student Ambassador, and also interview with the Director of Enrollment and grade level principal. We can accommodate visit days outside of this schedule as well.

Campus Visit Day dates for 2019-20 include:

  • Monday, October 28
  • Tuesday, November 19
  • Tuesday, January 28
  • Friday, February 7
  • Tuesday, March 17
  • Friday, April 24
  • Tuesday, May 5

To join us for a campus visit day, e-mail or call our Admissions Department at (218) 727-7266, ext. 111.

Personal Campus Visits

Interested families and students can arrange for personal tours at Marshall School throughout the school year and summer months. This is a great opportunity to ask questions, learn about how the Marshall community operates, what it means and feels like to be a Hilltopper. A tour and time to visit with the Director of Enrollment can be scheduled by contacting the admissions office at or (218) 727-7266 ext. 110.

Our school day is from 8:00 a.m. - 3:05 p.m. M-F and summer hours in Marshall's Admissions Office are M-F, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. with occasional days off. Please call in advance to be certain of tour and office availability.

Contact the admissions office
218.727.7266 x111


Admissions Events