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If you have questions about the application or general process, please e-mail nweinberg@ksds.edu

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 30th of the year you wish him or her to enter. 

What to expect from the application process:

  1. Parents are encouraged to make an appointment with the Director of Admissions, Nissa Weinberg, to learn more about the school.
  2. Applications are completed online, using the link at the top of this page, and received by the KSDS office. Parents will be asked to sign the Transcript Release Form and turn it into their current school. 
  3. Parents will be contacted to schedule an appointment to take either the WPPSI-IV or WISC-V evaluation.
  4. Parents will bring their child to the office of our psychologist who is administering the evaluation. This will last approximately an hour and fifteen minutes. Parents will receive written feedback within approximately three weeks of the evaluation date.
  5. Parents are notified of the Admission Committee’s decision by February 19, 2021.
  6. Parents notify the Admission Office of their decision to accept placement by March 5, 2021.
  7. Requests for financial aid are directed to the KSDS Business Office. Completed applications for financial aid are due by January 31, 2021.

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.  

What to expect from the application process:

  1. Parents are encouraged to make an appointment with the Director of Admission, Nissa Weinberg.
  2. Applications are completed online, using the link at the top of this page, and received by the KSDS office.  Parents will be asked to sign the Transcript Release Form and turn it into their current school.
  3. Students will be required to take the ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam) Admission Test.  Due to COVID-19, ISEE exams can be taken at home. Please visit the ISEE website to register for the exam.
  4. Parents are notified of the Admission Committee’s decision by February 19, 2021.
  5. Parents notify the Admission Office of their decision to accept placement by March 5, 2021.
  6. Requests for financial aid are directed to the Admissions Office. Completed applications for financial aid are due by January 31, 2021.

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.”