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If you have questions, please e-mail [email protected]

Lower School Admission Procedure

Kindergarten and Grade 1 are our biggest entry years, but we invite families to apply through Grade 7.

Your future Kindergarten student should be five years old by September 1st of the year you wish him or her to enter. The Admission Director will work closely with families whose children have birthdays between September 1st and December 31st to determine Kindergarten readiness.

What to expect from the application process:

  1. Parents are encouraged to make an appointment with the Director of Admission, Nissa Weinberg, to tour the school and to observe classes.
  2. Applications are completed online, using the link at the top of this page, and received by the KSDS office. The online application should be completed prior to the campus visit. Parents will also be asked to sign the Transcript Release Form and request records and the Common Referral Form from the current pre-school or school. This information will be sent to the Admission Office.
  3. Parents will be contacted to set up an evaluation with school psychologist.
  4. Parents will bring their child to KSDS for administration of the WPPSI-IV or WISC-V evaluation by our school psychologist (lasting approximately an hour and fifteen minutes). Parents may remain with their child during the introductory phase of the evaluation until the child feels comfortable. Parents will receive written feedback within approximately three weeks of the evaluation date.
  5. Children entering Kindergarten or Grade 1 will be scheduled for informal small group observations (lasting approximately forty-five minutes) with Kindergarten teachers on December 10, 2017 and January 21, 2018. At this time,  parents will have the opportunity to meet with school administrators and the Director of Admission.
  6. Children entering Grades 2 – 4 will be invited to visit KSDS. Visiting day will be scheduled by the Admission Office.
  7. Parents are notified of the Admission Committee’s decision by February 16, 2018.
  8. Parents notify the Admission Office of their decision to accept placement by March 2, 2018.
  9. Requests for financial aid are directed to the Admission Office. Completed applications for financial aid are due by February 1, 2018.

Middle School Admission Procedure

We encourage families with Middle School students to apply to KSDS. Our Bridges lateral entry program helps new students to comfortably learn Hebrew and Judaics.  To begin the application process, click HERE.

Please contact Nissa Weinberg, Director of Admission, with any questions about applying to Middle School.

What to expect from the application process:

  1. Parents are encouraged to make an appointment with the Director of Admission, Nissa Weinberg, to tour the school and to observe classes.
  2. Application is completed online, using the link at the top of this page, and received by the KSDS office.  The online application should be completed prior to the campus visit. Parents will also be asked to sign the Transcript Release Form and request records and two Common Referral Forms (English and Math) from the current school to be sent to Admission Office.
  3. Students will be required to take the ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam) Admission Test.  Please visit the ISEE website for test dates and locations.
  4. Students will be invited to visit KSDS. Visiting day is scheduled by the Admission Office.
  5. Parents are notified of the Admission Committee’s decision by February 16, 2018.
  6. Parents notify the Admission Office of their decision to accept placement by March 2, 2018.
  7. Requests for financial aid are directed to the Admission Office. Completed applications for financial aid are due by February 1, 2018.

Non-discrimination Policy

As a member of the Association of Independent Maryland Schools (AIMS), KSDS abides by the AIMS non-discrimination policy on admission: “AIMS Schools are committed to the principle of non-discrimination on the basis of race, color, national, and/or ethnic origin.”