Applying

Our staff wants to ensure that your application process to Krieger Schechter Day School goes smoothly. This page includes a downloadable Application Form, detailed application procedures and a handy printable checklist so you can keep organized.

Application Form

Additional Forms

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Application Procedures

Lower School Admission Procedure

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

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

Procedure for application for admission is as follows:

  1. Parents are invited to make an appointment with the Director of Admission, Ilene Wise, to tour the KSDS facility and to observe classes.
  2. Application with a $50.00 non-refundable application fee, along with a $150.00 non-refundable evaluation fee, is received in the KSDS office. Application should be mailed to KSDS prior to campus visit.  Parent also signs Transcript Release Form and requests records and Common Referral Form from current pre-school or school to be sent to Admission Office.
  3. Parents are contacted to set up an evaluation with school psychologist.
  4. Parents bring child to KSDS for administration of the WPPSI-IV or WISC-IV evaluation by our school psychologist (lasting approximately an hour and fifteen minutes). Parents may remain with child during introductory phase until child feels comfortable in setting. In addition, parents receive written feedback within approximately three weeks.
  5. Child, entering Kindergarten or Grade 1, is scheduled for informal small group observation (lasting approximately forty-five minutes) with Kindergarten teachers at KSDS on Sunday, December 15, 2013 and Sunday, January 26, 2014, at which time parents have the opportunity to meet with school administrators and the Director of Admission.
  6. Child, entering Grades 2-4, visits KSDS. Visiting day is scheduled by the Admission Office.
  7. Parents are notified of the Admission Committee’s decision by February 15, 2014, the common reply date of AIMS Schools.
  8. Parents notify Admission Office of their decision to accept placement by March 7, 2014.
  9. Requests for financial aid are directed to the Admission Office. Completed applications for financial aid are due by mid-February 2014.

Middle School Admission Procedure

We encourage families with Middle School students to apply to KSDS. Our bridge program helps new students to comfortably learn Hebrew and Judaics. Please contact Ilene Wise, Director of Admission, with other questions about applying to KSDS Middle School.

Procedure for application for admission is as follows:

  1. Parents are invited to make an appointment with the Director of Admission, Ilene Wise, to tour the KSDS facility and to observe classes.
  2. Application with a $50.00 non-refundable application fee is received in the KSDS office.  Application should be mailed to KSDS prior to campus visit. Parent also signs Transcript Release Form and requests records and two Common Referral Forms (English and Math) from current school to be sent to Admission Office.
  3. ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam) Admission Testing fee is $100.00. Fee is paid at time of testing. Testing is Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 8 a.m.
  4. Student visits KSDS. Visiting day is scheduled by the Admission Office.
  5. Parents are notified of the Admission Committee’s decision by February 15, 2014, the common reply date of AIMS Schools.
  6. Parents notify Admission Office of their decision to accept placement by March 7, 2014.
  7. Requests for financial aid are directed to the Admission Office. Completed applications for financial aid are due by mid-February 2014.

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."