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 27, 2018 
  • Saturday, Feb 3, 2018
  • Wednesday, Feb 7, 2018
  • Friday, Feb 9, 2018
 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 group activity and have a one on one family conversation with a member of our staff.

1st & 2nd Grade Applicants
90 minute group visit & assessment on Thursday, Feb 8 or Friday, Feb 16, 2018 

 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 group activity and have a one on one family conversation with a member of our staff. 
 
 
3rd, 4th and 5th Grade Applicants
Individual visits and assessments take place in January and February.
 
Students will attend a full day of classes.  Visit days are: Weds, Jan 31, Thurs, Feb 1, Tues, Feb 13, Thurs, Feb 15, Weds, Feb 28, Thurs, March 1.
 
 
6th Grade Applicants
Required assessment on Sunday, Feb 4. Optional visit days on Mon, Jan 22, Tues, Jan 23, Tues, Feb 7, Mon, Feb 12, Tues, Feb 13, Thurs, Feb 15, Weds, Feb 28, Thurs, March 1.
 
During the required Sunday assessment on Feb 4th from 9:30am to 12:30 pm, students will participate in math, writing, reading and other activities. 6th graders are also invited to visit classes for half a school day. These "shadow visits" are an opportunity for students to spend time at Park Day School in current classes. Visit dates fill up fast, so complete your application early to have more date choice. 

7th & 8th Grade Applicants
Individual visits scheduled on February 7 and February 28.
 
Math, writing and reading comprehension assessments take place during these visits. 
 

 

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 19, 2018 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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