Admissions Assessments & Visits
for students entering grade 5

The following provides additional details once you have submitted the application and scheduled the Academic Assessment and the Classroom Visit.

Admissions Assessment

Please have your child report to the main gate at 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. We will begin promptly at 8:30. Parents are free to leave campus. The assessment ends between 11:15 and 11:30.

There will be four sections of the assessment:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Math Computation (no calculators)
  • Cognitive Abilities
  • 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.

Classroom Visit (Shadow Day)

Please arrive by 7:45 a.m. Your student’s visit will begin and end in the Shepard Welcome Center, our main administrative building, at 3901 E. Stanford Dr, just west of 40th Street. Parents are free to leave campus. The visit ends at 1:45 p.m.

Students should come dressed for a normal school day. Students should wear shoes appropriate for participation in P.E.

Student visitors do not need to bring anything from home. All day visitors will be our guests for lunch. Please let us know if your child has any special dietary restrictions.

Before the First Visit

Please download and fill out the Campus Visitor Medical Form and bring it with you on your child’s initial visit to campus. We will keep the form on file for your child’s subsequent visits.


Contact the Admissions Office at 602-955-8200.