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Admissions for 2019-2020 is now closed.

2020-2021 Admissions Process

Pursuant to ACPS Board Policy LC, admission to Murray is determined by lottery on a space available basis, with the rising freshman class filled first.  All eligible applications will be included in the lottery.  Students must reside in Albemarle County to be eligible to attend Murray. Once available seats are filled, the lottery continues to determine waitlist order.

The Admissions Packet for the 2020-2021 school year will be available on this page November 25th until January 24th. During that time, we offer three Admissions Information Sessions. Families can register for one or more of the information sessions here. Late applications will be added to the waitlist through July 15 in the order of receipt.

The Admissions Packet contains a General Information Page and a brief Questionnaire for the student, parent, and a school counselor.    The admissions process includes Parent Information Sessions and a Student Visit. The primary purpose of the Admission Process--Packet, Parent Info Session, Student Visit, Questionnaires--is to ensure families and students have a deep understanding of our school philosophy, purpose, practices, and expectations to help them make decisions based on current and accurate information.

Timeline for 2020-21 Admissions

  • Admissions Packet Available: November 25
  • Student Shadow Days: TBD
  • Application Deadline: January 24, 4:00PM
  • Lottery Drawn and Families Notified: February 28
  • Deadline to Accept Seat: February 28
  • Families Admitted from Waitlist Notified: July 15
  • 2020-21 Admissions Closes: August 1

Parent Information Sessions

Middle School Visits

  • Henley: October 28
  • Walton: October 28
  • Sutherland: November 20
  • Burley: TBA
  • Jouett: TBA

Private School High School Fair

  • Charlottesville Catholic School: October 24

General admissions questions can be directed to Lucy Akers-Allen at 434.296.3090 or

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