- Does The Schenck School Accept SB10 Special Needs Scholarship Funds?
- What Is The Gender Ratio Per Grade?
- How Many Spaces Will Be Available For The 2019-20 Academic Year?
- How Do I Begin The Application Process?
- What Is The Next Step After I Complete My Child’s Application?
- What Happens During A Screening?
- How Should I Prepare My Child For A Screening?
- Will The Parents Be Given An Opportunity To Meet With The Admissions Director?
- What Happens After The Screening?
- What Happens If My Child Is Not Asked To Come In For A Screening?
- Does The School Offer Financial Aid?
- When Are Decisions Made?
- Psychoeducational evaluation (completed within two years) from the date of the application. If you would like a list of psychologists that we recommend, please submit a Referral List for Testing.
- Transcript Release Form
- Current photo of your child
- Teacher Evaluation Form (Applicants for first - sixth grades only)
- Administrator Evaluation Form (Applicants for all grades)
- An unassisted writing sample This should be a sample of writing reflective of your child’s current ability. Depending on age and ability, this sample can be anywhere from a few words to a few sentences. You may also submit homework or a class assignment that was completed with no assistance. (Applicants for second through sixth only)
- Parent Assessment of Student Skills (Applicants for Kindergarten only)
- Teacher Evaluation Form (Applicants for Kindergarten only)
Additionally, please submit any of the following evaluations or reports as they apply to your child:
- Speech/Language or Occupational therapy (within the last 12 months)
- Tutors are encouraged to complete the Tutor Evaluation Form and/or submit a summary of the work that is being done.
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 appears that your child does fit our student profile, you will be contacted to schedule a screening.
Your child will meet with our Admissions Director and an academic administrator for informal testing, including brief reading, writing, and math exercises. This process allows the Director and academic administrator to observe your child’s work and is intended to assess their work style and educational needs.
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 who come 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.
Parents/Guardians will receive a summary letter providing feedback from the Admissions Director, including interpretation of test scores and recommendations for your child. There are generally two outcomes after a screening:
- If your child is found to be an appropriate candidate, he/she will be put on “Hold” status. This 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.
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.
The Schenck School’s Board of Trustees does not want you to be deterred from applying and/or accepting a space in our program because of the cost of attending. We welcome your application for financial aid, and invite you to visit our Financial Aid page for further information.