Application Process

Apply in 3 Easy Steps

1. Submit Application Online

Please complete and submit a Presbyterian School Online Application. 

The nonrefundable application fee is $100 and the fee for reapplying to Presbyterian School is $50.  Applications will not be processed until the application fee is received.  If you plan to apply for Financial Aid, please contact our office to learn about application fee waiver.

complete online application
At the login screen, please create an account to get started. If you have not already scheduled a tour, you can do that here too. 


 

2. Required Testing, Visits & Documents

PreKindergarten 3 & PreKindergarten 4

Age Requirements:
PK 3: Three years old by September 1, 2019 (and toilet trained by the first day of school)
PK 4: Four years by September 1, 2019

Birth Certificate: Please upload a copy of your child's birth certificate through the application portal.

Teacher Recommendation Forms: Teacher Recommendations are optional for Early Childhood admission.  If your child attends a school and you would like to submit a Teacher Recommendation then you are welcome to do so.  Simply download the form, give it to your child's teacher and ask that the teacher send it directly to Presbyterian School by mail, fax or email. Teacher recommendation forms are confidential and will not be shared with parents. 

Early Childhood

Report Cards/Transcripts: Report cards are not required for Early Childhood application. Should your child's preschool share written reports you are welcome to submit those through the application portal. 

Testing: There are no testing requirements for PK 3 and PK 4.

Required School Visit: The applicant participates in a school visit with other applicants and teacher facilitators. The visit lasts approximately 30 minutes and may be scheduled online after an application for admission has been submitted or by calling the Admission Office.  One parent is required to attend the PK 3 visit with the child. PK 4 applicant parents will wait in the lobby during the school visit. Dates for school visits are open for parents to schedule after the online application has been submitted.

schedule a visit

Kindergarten

Age Requirements:
Kindergarten: 5 years old by September 1, 2019

Birth Certificate: Please upload a copy of your child's birth certificate through the application portal.

Teacher Recommendation Forms: Teacher Recommendations are optional for Early Childhood admission.  If your child attends a school and you would like to submit a Teacher Recommendation then you are welcome to do so.  Simply download the form, give it to your child's teacher and ask that the teacher send it directly to Presbyterian School by mail, fax or email. Teacher recommendation forms are confidential and will not be shared with parents. 

Early Childhood

Report Cards: Report cards are not required for Early Childhood application. Should your child's preschool share written reports you are welcome to submit those through the application portal.

School Visit & Testing Requirements:

  1. Applicant participates in a School Visit with other applicants and teacher facilitators. The School Visit lasts approximately 45 minutes. Please plan to stay on campus while your child attends the visit.
  2.  Applicants must complete a WPPSI/WISC OR a Presbyterian School Alternative Assessment. Applicants may select only one of the two options unless both are recommended by the Director of Admission.
  • Option 1: Applicants may take the WPPSI / WISC administered by any licensed diagnostician or psychologist. Please request that the agency/tester send the report to PS. 
  • Option 2: Applicants may participate in a Presbyterian School Alternative Assessment where an academic readiness assessment will be administered.  This test is intended to determine readiness for Presbyterian School, therefore results from this in-house assessment cannot be shared with other schools.  Choosing this option means the School Visit and Alternative Assessment will be done at the same appointment and will last 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Dates for School Visits are open for parents to schedule after the online application has been submitted.

schedule a visit

1st Grade

Age Requirements:
Kindergarten: 5 years old by September 1, 2019

Birth Certificate: Please upload a copy of your child's birth certificate through the application portal.

Teacher Recommendation Forms:  A Teacher Recommendation, completed by your child's current teacher are required. Simply download the form, give it to your child's teacher and ask that the teacher send it directly to Presbyterian School by mail, fax or email. Teacher recommendation forms are confidential and will not be shared with parents. 

LOWER SChool

Report Cards/Transcripts: Please upload a copy of your child's report card or complete the Transcript Request form and give it to your child's current school so that they can send the school record to Presbyterian School.  If your child's current school does not issue a Kindergarten report card then please submit a conference report or any written report from your school.

Transcript Request Form

School Visit & Testing Requirements:

  1. Applicant participates in a School Visit with other applicants and teacher facilitators. The School Visit lasts approximately 45 minutes. Please plan to stay on campus while your child attends the visit.
  2.  Applicants must complete a WPPSI/WISC OR a Presbyterian School Alternative Assessment. Applicants may select only one of the two options unless both are recommended by the Director of Admission.
  • Option 1: Applicants may take the WPPSI / WISC administered by any licensed diagnostician or psychologist. Please request that the agency/tester send the report to PS. 
  • Option 2: Applicants may participate in a Presbyterian School Alternative Assessment where an academic readiness assessment will be administered.  This test is intended to determine readiness for Presbyterian School, therefore results from this in-house assessment cannot be shared with other schools.  Choosing this option means the School Visit and Alternative Assessment will be done at the same appointment and will last 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Dates for School Visits are open for parents to schedule after the online application has been submitted.

schedule a visit

2nd - 4th Grade

Birth Certificate: Please upload a copy of your child's birth certificate through the application portal.

Teacher Recommendation Forms:  A Teacher Recommendation, completed by your child's current teacher are required. Simply download the form, give it to your child's teacher and ask that the teacher send it directly to Presbyterian School by mail, fax or email. Teacher recommendation forms are confidential and will not be shared with parents. 

LOWER SChool

Report Cards/Transcripts: Please upload a copy of your child's report card or complete the Transcript Request form and give it to your child's current school so that they can send the school records to Presbyterian School.

Transcript Request Form

School Visit & Testing Requirements:

  1. Applicant participates in a School Visit with other applicants and teacher facilitators.  The School Visit lasts approximately 1 hour. Please plan to stay on campus while your child attends the visit.
  2. Applicants must submit standardized test results OR complete a Presbyterian School Alternative Assessment. Applicants may select only one of the two options unless both are recommended by the Director of Admission.
  • Option 1: Applicants must submit standardized test results.  Presbyterian School will accept current results (no more than one year from the administration date) from a variety of assessments.   Please submit results from ONE of the following:
    • WPPSI / WISC administered by any licensed diagnostician or psychologist. Please request that the agency/tester send the report to PS.
    • ISEE Primary.  Register at www.iseetest.org and request that the scores be sent to PS. The test may be taken multiple times this year.  PS will accept scores from either the Fall or Winter administration seasons.  PS will not accept results for testing seasons prior to Fall 2016. 
    • ERB CTP IV - if your child takes the ERB CTP IV at his/ her school, then you may simply submit those results and avoid additional testing. 
  • Option 2: Applicants may participate in a Presbyterian School Alternative Assessment where an academic readiness assessment will be administered.  This test is intended to determine readiness for Presbyterian School, therefore results from this in-house assessment cannot be shared with other schools.  Choosing this option means the School Visit and Alternative Assessment will be done at the same appointment and will last 1 hour and 15 minutes. 

Dates for School Visits are open for parents to schedule after the online application has been submitted.

schedule a visit

5th Grade

Birth Certificate: Please upload a copy of your child's birth certificate through the application portal.

Teacher Recommendation Forms:  A Teacher Recommendation, completed by your child's current teacher are required. Simply download the form, give it to your child's teacher and ask that the teacher send it directly to Presbyterian School by mail, fax or email. Teacher recommendation forms are confidential and will not be shared with parents. 

LOWER SChool

Report Cards/Transcripts: Please upload a copy of your child's report card or complete the Transcript Request form and give it to your child's current school so that they can send the school records to Presbyterian School.  

Transcript Request Form

School Visit & Testing Requirements:

  1. Applicant will attend a class in his/her current grade level to participate in classroom activities. This visit lasts approximately 1hour and 30 minutes.
  2. Presbyterian School will accept current  scores ( no more than one year from administration date) from a variety of standardized assessments. Please submit results from one of the following:
  • ISEE.  Applicant must register at www.iseetest.org to take the ISEE* at one of several offered locations. [The ISEE will be offered at Presbyterian School January 12, 2018].  The assessment lasts approximately 3 hours.  This test may be taken multiple times this year.  PS will accept scores from either the Fall and Winter administation seasons. PS will not accept ISEE results from the testing seasons prior to Fall 2017.
  • SSAT
  • ERB CTP IV- if your child takes the ERB CTP IV at his/ her school, then you may simply submit those results and avoid additional testing. 

Dates for School Visits are open for parents to schedule after the online application has been submitted.

schedule a visit

6th - 8th Grade

Birth Certificate: Please upload a copy of your child's birth certificate through the application portal.

Teacher Recommendation Forms:  Teacher Recommendations  completed by your child's current Math and English teachers are required. Simply download the forms, give it to your child's teachers and ask that the teachers send it directly to Presbyterian School by mail, fax or email. Teacher recommendation forms are confidential and will not be shared with parents. 

MIDDLE school Math

middle school English

Report Cards/Transcripts: Please upload a copy of your child's report card or complete the Transcript Request form and give it to your child's current school so that they can send the school record to Presbyterian School.  Report cards for the previous two grade levels are required.  

Transcript Request Form

School Visit & Testing Requirements:

  1. Applicant will attend a class in his/her current grade level to participate in classroom activities. This visit lasts approximately 1hour and 30 minutes.
  2. Presbyterian School will accept current  scores ( no more than one year from administration date) from a variety of standardized assessments. Please submit results from one of the following:
  • ISEE.  Applicant must register at www.iseetest.org to take the ISEE* at one of several offered locations. [The ISEE will be offered at Presbyterian School January 12, 2018].  The assessment lasts approximately 3 hours.  This test may be taken multiple times this year.  PS will accept scores from either the Fall and Winter administation seasons. PS will not accept ISEE results from the testing seasons prior to Fall 2017.
  • SSAT
  • ERB CTP IV- if your child takes the ERB CTP IV at his/ her school, then you may simply submit those results and avoid additional testing. 

Dates for School Visits are open for parents to schedule after the online application has been submitted.

schedule a visit


 

3. Decisions

The Admission Office strives to make a good fit between the applicant and Presbyterian School.  Decisions for admission to Presbyterian School are based upon a child's school visits and various admissions testing, the teacher recommendation form(s) and the child's transcripts, if applicable. Decisions regarding a student's application to Presbyterian School will be emailed on March 7, 2019. Responses are expected back by April 3, 2019. 

Presbyterian School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship or other school administered programs.  The school believes in the strength of a diverse community and welcomes inquiry from all families.