Admissions FAQ's

How do I sign up for a tour?

You can register for an admissions tour by completing our short Tour Request Form . Tours include a visit to a classroom to observe an Orton-Gillingham lesson, a tour of our campus, and a Q&A session to learn more about the admissions and outplacement process. Tours are not a required as part of the application process. Spaces are limited.

Does The Schenck School accept SB10 Special Needs Scholarship funds?

Yes, we do participate in the SB10 Special Needs Scholarship program. For more information about this scholarship, please visit the Georgia Department of Education Website .

What is the gender ratio per grade?


2016-17 Academic Year

Grade

Female

Male

1st Grade

8

22

2nd Grade

28

16

3rd Grade

33

29

4th Grade

26

26

5th Grade

16

14

6th Grade

7

11

Kindergarten

6

8

 

How many spaces will be available for the 2017-18 academic year?

We are unable to determine exactly how many spaces will be available per grade until we are sure how many of our current students will be outplacing. Our student/teacher ratio is 5:1. The number of spaces and number of classes per grade varies from year to year.

How do I begin the application process?

Begin by visiting our website and completing our on-line application . Applicants will be asked to submit the following supplemental materials

Additionally, please submit any evaluations or reports if your child is:

    • Currently receiving Speech/Language or Occupational therapy (within the last 12 months)
    • Receiving tutoring services. Tutors are encouraged to complete the Tutor Evaluation Form and/or submit a summary of the work that is being done.

What is the next step after I complete my child’s application?

The Admissions office will send you a notification that your child’s application is complete. The Admissions Director will review the completed file and determine if your child is an appropriate candidate for our program (according to the information we receive.) If it seems that your child does fit our student profile, you will be contacted to schedule a screening.

What happens during a screening?

Your child will meet with our Admissions Director and Principal to do some informal testing, including brief reading, writing and math exercises. This process allows the Director and Principal to observe your child’s work and is intended to assess their work style and educational needs.

How should I prepare my child for a screening?

The dialogue that you have with your child about the admissions process is dependent upon his/her age and level of self-awareness. We recommend that you maintain an open dialogue and share information that would ease rather than create anxiety. Many children that come in for a screening are already nervous about “performing academically.” We want your child to be relaxed and comfortable. We understand the challenges that our applicants face and we do our best to ease their anxiety and create a positive experience.

Will the parents be given an opportunity to meet with the Admissions Director?

Parents will be given an opportunity to meet with the Admissions Director during your child’s screening appointment. We encourage both parents to attend this meeting.

What happens after the screening?

Parents/Guardians will receive a summary letter providing feedback from the Admissions Director, including interpretations of test scores and recommendations for your child. There are generally 2 outcomes after a screening:

    • If your child is found to be an appropriate candidate, he/she will be put on “Hold” status. This simply means that your child will be considered for acceptance during the decision process.
    • If it is determined that this is not the appropriate learning environment for your child, you will receive feedback and recommendations for other academic options.

What happens if my child is not asked to come in for a screening?

If the Admissions committee feels that The Schenck School is not the appropriate setting for your child, you will receive a letter from the Admissions Director indicating why that decision was made. You will also receive recommendations of other schools that might be a better fit for your child and his/her learning needs.

Does The School offer financial aid?

The Schenck School’s Board of Trustees believes that the cost of our program should not deter you from applying and/or accepting a space for our program. Please visit our Financial Aid site for further information.

When are decisions made?

All decisions will be made by mid-April.