We are now accepting applications for Fall, 2021.


Apply online or print and complete the paper ap​plication.

Open House Information

The James Baldwin School invites you to join our Fall 2021 Admissions Information Sessions:

  • Thursday, July 8 3:00 - 4:00

  • Friday, July 9 3:00 - 4:00

  • Monday, July 12 3:00 - 4:00

  • Tuesday, July 13 3:00 - 4:00

  • Thursday, July 15 3:00 - 4:00

  • Friday, July 16 3:00 - 4:00

Find out who we are, what we stand for and how you can apply. These sessions are for students, families, guidance counselors and interested administrators. Student interviews are scheduled once the application process is completed.

To join our virtual open houses, join the Open House Zoom link.  Scroll down to see a recorded open house.  Questions? Call us at 862-250-5309 or email our admissions office. En Espanol- Para hablar sobre nuestra escuela comunicase con Jeanette Aybar, Coordinador de Padres al 862-250-5309. 

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Parents & Students

What kind of student is James Baldwin looking for?

We are looking for students who want to come to be part of our community.  It is hard for us to give a profile of a typical JBS student since the people here are very diverse.  After being at JBS for a little while, students tend to ask questions a lot, listen thoughtfully to what others have to say and feel more confident in new situations than they did before.  ​

What do I submit in my application?​

​Your application should include an application form, two letters of recommendation, a copy of your transcript, and an academic writing sample.  Ideally, the academic writing sample will include teacher comments.

Who Can Write my Letter of Recommendation?

Anyone from your current school, such as a teacher, counselor, or administrator.  Also, adults you know from other places, like a job, community center, or religious organization.   Any adult who knows you well, but is not a family member, can write a letter of recommendation for you.

How do I get my transcript?

Ask your guidance counselor at your current school to print your transcript for you.

Can I give you a report card instead of a transcript?

No.  This is for your own protection.  We cannot add your credits from your old school from a report card.  We must have your transcript to add the credits.  Without your transcript, you are running the risk of never getting those old credits added to your transcript and starting over as if you were a beginning 9th grader.