Once a test date is decided upon, a student will undergo a series of reading, written, spoken and listening tests to determine if the student is academically and socially ready for the grade level being applied for. This written assessment will measure the ability of a student to read and write in English, and the interviews will measure the student’s ability to listen and speak in English. Both parts of the admissions assessment may require other academic skills as well.
After the admissions assessment is completed, the parents will be informed of the results via email and phone. Upon acceptance, any English Language Learning recommendations and placements will be made as necessary.
The school does not practice acceleration of students (skipping a grade) in cases of high achievement. New students who are non-native English speakers may be placed at a lower grade level at the Principal’s discretion. Students will not be placed in a certain grade, class, or level based on the parent’s preference for a certain teacher.