Student Visit & Assessment

Upon receipt of your complete application (including teacher recommendations and forms), Park Day School will contact you to schedule your child’s visit and assessment. Assessments help us observe students in a group setting and are only one aspect of our admission process. We know that being in a new place, surrounded by new people can be challenging. Our teachers and learning specialists are expertly trained to facilitate these visits. 
Student Visits By Grade Level

Kindergarten Applicants
90 minute group visit & assessment on one of the following dates. Once we receive your application and teacher recommendation form, we will be in touch about your visit day. Due to volume of applicants, dates are assigned. We urge you to submit your application early if you have scheduling concerns.

  • Saturday, Jan 21, 2017 (applications including teacher recs must be received by January 10)
  • Saturday, Feb 4, 2017
  • Friday, Feb 10, 2017
 At least one parent/guardian should plan to stay on campus during your child’s assessment. Children meet with teachers and learning specialists while parents gather in a separate room to participate in a learning activity and conversation.

1st Grade Applicants
90 minute group visit & assessment on Wednesday, Feb 15, 3 pm.  

 At least one parent/guardian should plan to stay on campus during your child’s assessment. Children meet with teachers and learning specialists while parents gather in a separate room to participate in a learning activity and conversation. 

2nd Grade Applicants
90 minute group visit & assessment on Tuesday, Feb 7, 3:30 pm.  

 At least one parent/guardian should plan to stay on campus during your child’s assessment. Children meet with teachers and learning specialists while parents gather in a separate room to participate in a learning activity and conversation.
 
3rd, 4th and 5th Grade Applicants
Individual visits and assessments take place in January and February.
 
Students will attend a full day of classes, from 8:45 am until school lets out in the afternoon.  The Admissions office will contact you to schedule your child’s visit. 3rd grade applicants visit on Mondays and Tuesdays. 4th grade applicants visit on Thursdays and Fridays. 5th grade applicants visit on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
 
 
6th Grade Applicants
Required Assessment on Saturday, March 4th, 9 am to 12 pm.
 
During the required Saturday assessment on March 4th from 9am to 12 pm, students will participate in math, writing, and reading comprehension activities. The visit also includes time for drama games and other social activities.
 
6th graders are also invited to visit classes for half a school day. These "shadow visits" take place in January, February and early March on Mondays and Tuesdays, and are an opportunity for students to spend time at Park Day School in current classes. The Admissions office will contact you to schedule your child’s visit once your application is received. 

7th & 8th Grade Applicants
Individual visits scheduled in January and February.
 
The Admissions office will contact you to schedule your child’s visit once your application is received. Math, writing and reading comprehension assessments take place during these visits. 7th & 8th grade applicants visit on Wednesdays.
 

 

Don't Forget To Confirm Teacher Recommendations & Transcripts
Before we schedule your child's visit, we need all forms submitted. Your child’s current teachers/school may need a gentle reminder to complete and send in the recommendation form (all applicants) and transcript (1-8 applicants) by the January 20, 2017 deadline. Sign in to review your child’s application status prior to the deadline and confirm that your child’s forms have been received by Park Day. If not, please  follow-up with your child’s current teachers/school.
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