Middle & Upper School (Rising grades 5-12)
SUBMIT AN APPLICATION
- Online: Online applications are powered by Infosnap and you will need to create a username and password. When the application is complete, hit the submit button. You will receive a confirmation email from Infosnap and a phone call from a GDS admission staff member to confirm receipt.
- In Person: You are welcome to come by the office to complete your admission application in person.
After the application has been submitted, the following steps may happen in any order:
School Visit: Each applicant is required to visit our school for a full day. The Be a Bengal for a Day visit is not considered an applicant visit. This visit will allow the applicant to experience a typical day of school here at GDS. Students will visit in their current grade with the exception of rising 9th graders who will spend half the day in the 9th grade and half the day in the 8th grade. We will contact you to schedule the visit.
Please note: If your child suffers from an allergy, please complete this form prior to the student visit. Please also plan to meet with the School Nurse at drop-off.
Interview: Each Upper School applicant (Rising grades 9-12) will interview with a member of the Enrollment Committee during the visit day or on a testing date (see list of dates below).
Writing Sample: All Middle School applicants should submit a writing sample from previous academic work. This piece could be an essay or paper prepared and submitted for a grade (we do not need the graded piece). Upper School applicants will receive a short writing prompt and be asked to respond during the interview portion of their visit.
Parent Questionnaire: The parent questionnaire is an opportunity to hear more about your child. The parent questionnaire may be returned at any time, and may be completed while on campus during the tour.
Admission Testing: All Middle and Upper School applicants are required to take a grade-appropriate admission test. Testing is scheduled by appointment only. Testing begins promptly at 8:30 am.
Available testing dates for the 2017-18 school year:
January 21, 2017
February 4, 2017
February 25, 2017
March 11, 2017
April 1, 2017
April 29, 2017
Report Cards: Parents will need to request a copy of the applicant's current grades and a copy of grades from the two previous years. After December 1, complete and sign the Transcript Release Form and deliver it to your child's current school. Click here for the Transcript Release Form.
Teacher Recommendations: Please ask your child's current math and English teachers to complete the Teacher Information Form for the grade he or she is applying.
Rising 5th and 6th grade applicants will complete only one Teacher Information Form from their homeroom teacher.
If your child is applying to grade 7 or above, you will need two teacher recommendations. Please ask your child's current math and English teachers to complete the Teacher Information Form for the grade in which he or she is applying.
We encourage teachers to mail these forms directly to GDS after the first marking period. See forms below:
5th-6th Grade Teacher Information Form
7th-8th Grade English Form
7th-8th Grade Math Form
9th-12th Grade English Form
9th-12th Grade Math Form