Admission Process

ENTERING NURSERY & PRE-KINDERGARTEN
  • Placement in Nursery and Pre-school classes is based on a first-come-first-served processaccording to the dates application forms are received.
  • The School tries to have a balance of boys and girls in each classroom and the age cut-off date is October 15. No testing is required, but students must be fully potty-trained by September 1.
  • The Pre-school application fee is $50 (non-refundable).
  • The School begins filling Pre-School classes in November and December for the following September, calling families in order of application.
ENTERING BEGINNERS
  • All applicants to Beginners (Kindergarten) must be tested for acceptance and placement.
  • After the School receives the application, a Teacher Recommendation Form and a Transcript Release Form are sent to the parents of the applicant.
  • Once the applicant's paperwork is complete, the School contacts the parents to schedule a day for the child to be tested.
  • Beginners applicants are screened in small groups for developmental readiness and appointments are scheduled at the family's convenience.
  • A non-refundable $75 application fee includes the cost of testing.
  • The age-cut-off date is October 15.
  • Beginner applicants are usually tested in December, January, and February; notification letters and enrollment contracts are usually sent out in February.
ENTERING GRADES 1-2*
  • All applicants to grades 1-2 must be tested for acceptance and placement.
  • After the School receives the application, a Teacher Recommendation Form and a Transcript Release Form are sent to the parents of the applicant.
  • Once the applicant's paperwork is complete, the School contacts the parents to schedule a day for the child to be tested.
  • Applicants to Grade 1-2 are evaluated during individual half-day school visits.
  • A non-refundable $75 application fee includes the cost of testing.
  • The age-cut-off date is October 15.
ENTERING GRADES 3-4*
  • All applicants to grades 3-4 must be tested for acceptance and placement.
  • After the School receives the application, a Teacher Recommendation Form and a Transcript Release Form are sent to the parents of the applicant.
  • Once the applicant's paperwork is complete, the School contacts the parents to schedule a day for the child to be tested.
  • Applicants for grades 3-4 visit for a full day, during which time they are tested, using the CTP (ERB), and evaluated by the teachers who meet them that day.
  • A non-refundable $75 application fee includes the cost of testing.
  • The age-cut-off date is October 15.
ENTERING GRADES 5-8*
  • All applicants to grades 5-8 must be tested for acceptance and placement.
  • After the School receives the application, a Teacher Recommendation Form and a Transcript Release Form are sent to the parents of the applicant.
  • Once the applicant's paperwork is complete, the School contacts the parents to schedule a weekend day for the child to be tested, using the CTP (ERB).
  • Applicants for grades 5-8 visit for a full day, during which time they will draft a writing sample, complete a set of grade-appropriate math problems, and be evaluated by the teachers who meet them that day.
  • A non-refundable $75 application fee includes the cost of testing.
  • The age-cut-off date is October 15.

*Usually applicants to grades 1-8 follow the same testing/notification schedule as Beginners, but if these grades are full, testing of individual applicants may be delayed until openings occur in their specific grades. In that case, applicants are notified on a rolling basis.

CLICK HERE to download an application for Beginners-Grade 8

CLICK HERE to download an application for Preschool

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