Admissions Assessments
for students entering grade 5


Admissions Assessment

Please have your child report to the gate just west of the Shepard Welcome Center (our main administration building), at 3901 E. Stanford Dr, just west of 40th Street, by 8:20 a.m. on the date scheduled. There will be signs to direct you. All applicants must wear masks, and we will check temperatures upon arrival. If a child's temperature exceeds 100.4°, you will be asked to reschedule their assessment. We cannot make any exceptions. Students will be socially distanced in accordance with the guidelines established in our Smart Restart plan. The assessment will begin promptly at 8:30. Parents are free to leave campus or remain in their vehicles in the PCDS parking lot. The assessment ends between 11:15 and 11:30.

There will be four sections of the assessment:

  • Cognitive Reasoning
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Math Computation (no calculators)
  • Writing Sample

We will provide everything your child will need. As all sections are timed, we ask that each student bring a paperback book to read in the event that they finish with a section early.


Contact the Admissions Office at 602-955-8200.