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Step 1 - Application

After submitting the application, you will receive further information about the following steps. 

Step 2 - Teacher Information Form

Your child's current preschool/daycare teacher will be asked to complete a Teacher Information Form for the year in which he or she is applying. We encourage teachers to email or mail these forms directly to GDS after completion.  If your child does not attend any type of school setting, this form will be waived from the process.

It is the family's responsibility to give these forms to their child's current teacher/school. 

Kindergarten Teacher Information Form

GDS may contact your child's current 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. 

Step 3 - Parent Questionnaire

No one knows your child like you do! To help us better serve your child and family, parents will be asked to complete the following Parent Questionnaire and return it to the Admission Office. 

Kindergarten Parent Questionnaire

Step 4 - Admission Screening

All applicants for Kindergarten are required to participate in a developmentally appropriate screening.

Kindergarten applicants will attend an Admission Screening during which they will work one-on-one with a Lower School faculty member. They will engage in a variety of activities that look at fine and gross motor skills, language skills, and basic school readiness. 
The Admission Office will notify families when screenings are scheduled.

*Please note that if your child is currently in our Early Childhood program, they are not guaranteed acceptance in Kindergarten, and must go through the screening process. Read more information about "Deciding What Comes Next."

Application fees must be received prior to screenings being scheduled.
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