Early Childhood Program
SUBMIT AN APPLICATION - Applying to GDS should be exciting and easy. Please apply in the way that makes the most sense for you:
- 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. You will find the link to the online application at the bottom of this page.
- In Person: You are welcome to come by the office to complete you admission application in person.
After the application has been submitted, the following steps may happen in any order:
Teacher Information Form: After December 1, ask your child's current teacher to fill out the appropriate Information Form.
K Teacher Information Form
Bitty Bengals/JK Teacher Information Form
School Visit: GDS may contact your child's preschool or childcare program to set-up a time to visit your child in his/her current, familiar environment. A family may also request this visit if they feel it would be beneficial and necessary to the application process.
Bitty Bengal applicants: You will receive a call from a member of the Early Childhood team to set-up a playdate. This informal playdate will provide us the opportunity to meet your child and interact with them and interact with them in a small group setting. Typically, the playdate will last an hour. Your child will be hosted in the Early Childhood classroom by a teacher from our program. Additional screenings may apply.
Playdates are scheduled by appointment. The dates are January 11, 2014, January 25, 2014 and February 8, 2014.
Junior Kindergarten (JK) and Kindergarten (K) applicants: After the application has been received, all K and JK applicants will receive a call from our Lower School secretary to set-up a time to bring your child to GDS for a screening. Screenings are administered in a one-to-one format. While your child receives one-to-one attention, you will have the opportunity to interact with other rising JK and K parents, current parents, as well as Lower School teachers and administrators.
Screenings are scheduled by appointment. The screening dates are January 11, 2014, January 25, 2014 and February 8, 2014.
Meeting to review Screening (JK and K): Parents are encouraged to review their child's screening with a member of our Lower School administrative team. Parents may call the Lower School office to schedule an appointment after your admission notification.
IF YOU ARE READY TO APPLY, CLICK HERE