Visit Maclay School

  • School Tour

    Maclay offers personalized tours throughout the week. We would love to show you the best school in Tallahassee!

    Tours may be scheduled online or by contacting Muriel Drake in the Admissions Office at or 850-893-2138.

     Shadow Day

    The best way to get a feel for campus life at Maclay is by visiting! Students applying to grades 1-12 are invited to spend the day with us on campus (Kindergarten and 1st-grade applicants are invited to spend a half day). Shadow days are typically from 8:30 am - 2:30 pm with Monday, Tuesday, and Thursdays being usually the best days to visit (Wednesdays are early release days at 2 pm). Prospective students are paired with a Maclay Student Ambassador to experience first-hand a typical day in Marauder Nation. Guests attend classes, meet students and faculty, and eat in the Dining Hall. Additionally, required interviews for students applying to grades 6-11 can be completed on their shadow day.  Parents will receive an email with detailed shadow day information before their child's visit.  

    Last day to shadow this school year will be May 15 (in the Lower and Middle school) and May 17 (in the upper school). 

    Shadow visits may be scheduled online or by contacting Muriel Drake in the Admissions Office at or 850-893-2138

    Admission Assessment (grades K-12) 

    An Admission Assessment is required of all students applying to grades K-12.  The Admissions Committee uses this exam as an evaluative tool, and therefore, no letter grade will be assigned. Students and parents will not be notified as to how students perform on the exam.  This assessment measure's an applicant's academic potential based on our Upper School curriculum. Satisfactorily performing in these skill sets can be used as a predictor of an applicant's academic success at Maclay. 

    The middle/upper school admissions test may be scheduled onlineor by contacting Muriel Drake in the Admissions Office at or 850-893-2138.



Exam Dates

  • Administered on most week days between 8:30 am - 2:30 pm for students applying to grades 1-11.  


    Allotted Time for Exams 


    Lower School: 45 minutes

    Middle School: 60 minutes

    Upper School: 75 minutes