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Pre-Kindergarten (4/5s) through First Grade (6/7s)


Open House (You can register here)

Attendance at an Open House is an important step in the application process. The evening event lasts approximately 2 hours from 6:30-8:30 pm with a general overview of the school: a presentation by the Dean of the School for Children; a short film that provides a “fly on the wall” experience of the three academic divisions; as well as a tour of the facility with a parent/student team.

Play Date

Visits are scheduled for 1 hour during a weekday

  • Children are in groups of 4-6
  • Visits are play-based- children engage in a variety of activities, some at their own initiative and others at the interviewer’s request. Activities include:
    • Exploration/play with materials in the room
    • Puzzles
    • Drawing
    • Listening to a story
    • Snack

Parent Visit

Parents tour the school during the child’s visit and schedule an interview at a later date.

1) Parent Classroom Observation (tour):

  • Parents are invited to learn more about the program by experiencing firsthand what takes place in a classroom on any particular day
  • The Visitor Coordinator places parents in a classroom in each of the 3 Divisions when possible in order to get a good overview of the educational approach through the years
  • An Admissions Booklet with A Focused Observation Guide helps parents get the most out of their visit
  • Every effort is made to place parents in the grade to which they are applying

2) Parent Interview:

  • Interviews are scheduled as a second visit after the child’s visit and parents' classroom observation (tour)
    • Both parents are encouraged to come to the interview
    • The interview provides an opportunity to get to know the family better, discuss what they are looking for in a school, and answer any questions they may have about the educational program, classroom visit, Open House, etc.

Financial Aid

If you are planning to apply for a Financial Aid Award, please indicate it on the application as well as complete the Financial Aid forms using TADS. Applications for the 2014-2015 School Year will be available on November 1st. All Financial Aid applications must be submitted by January 1st.

*Formal admissions testing (ERB) is not required for applicants applying for the 4/5s-6/7s