Middle School Admissions

Thank you for your interest in The Cushman Middle School!

Cushman School middle admission pictureListed below are the steps necessary for your child’s application process to our Middle School (Grades 7-8).

  1. Click on and complete the Request Information Form to have an informational application packet sent to your home.
  2. After receiving the application informational packet, contact Sheri Rentzepis, Director of Admissions, at 305-835-1928 or srentzepis@cushmanschool.org to set up a parent tour of the school. Tours are scheduled on an individual basis, as we do not have an open house for prospective families.
  3. Return your child’s application with the required $150 application fee to The Cushman School’s Main Office. Applications are accepted year round.
  4. We accept Step-Up for Students, The McKay Scholarship, and have in-house scholarships available to families in need. In-house scholarships may be applied for via F.A.S.T. on our website and may be applied for after an application and application fee has been received.
  5. After the completed application and fee have been received by the school:
    • The Cushman School will request transcripts from the applicant’s current school.
    • Applicants for seventh and eighth grade will be responsible for giving their current school the recommendation forms, included in the application, to be completed by their current mathematics teacher, English teacher, and administrator. Transcripts/recommendations may not be hand delivered to The Cushman School by parents. 
    • Applicants for seventh and eighth grade will be invited by Sheri Rentzepis and Jennifer Geimer, our Middle School Director, to spend a day in our sixth and seventh grade classrooms from 8:15am-1:30pm. This gives the applicants a chance meet us and we can get to know them. Dr. Della Nelson will meet with each visitor to complete a short assessment in mathematics and language arts to gather information for potential student placement.
    • Sheri Rentzepis will notify the parents of applicants in regards to the applicant’s status, availability, and outcome of the visitation.


The Cushman School admits students of any race, color, national origin, or ethnic origin to all of the rights, programs, privileges, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school and the school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, or ethnic origin in the administration of its education, admission, scholarship, loan, athletic and other school-administered programs.