Virtual Meetings/Assessments for Students

Grades K and 1

Meeting and assessment format
Since we cannot do a live visit this admissions season due to COVID we have planned a virtual visit with your child that will include the following:

  • Introduction (5 minutes): We will spend a few minutes saying hello to allow your child to time to warm up. We invite you to join for these first 5 minutes as well. You are welcome to stay for the entire session, but experience has taught us that children do better when they are working independently, and we will give you the opportunity to drop off at the end of the five minutes. However, you know your child best, and if you believe remaining in the Zoom room will put them more at ease, you certainly may stay. 
  • Story discussion (5-10 minutes): Your child will listen to a story and we will talk about it together as we go along. 
  • Assessment activities
    • Answering developmentally appropriate questions titled: ALL ABOUT ME
    • Math activities 
    • Kindergarten: Pre-reading activities related to letters and sounds 
    • First Grade: Beginner reading activities

What to provide for the meeting

  • Please provide a quiet place for your child to Zoom with us
  • Students will need a laptop, computer or tablet
  • Please provide paper and pencil/pen
  • Twelve of anything your child can count with, such as Legos, action figures, magnatiles, pencils, crayons, game pieces, or something similar.

What to tell your child 

  • If your child does not know you are exploring your school options, please let them know before we conduct their assessment.
  • Explain to your child that our meeting will help us get to know them better and allow them to share some of what they have learned in their current school.
  • Kindergarten: Preview the meeting, telling them they will hear a story, do some activities, and answer questions. 
  • First Grade: Preview meeting, telling them they will hear a story, answer questions, do a math activity, read a short book, make a picture, and write about what they drew.
  • Encourage them to try their best, but not to worry about making mistakes—we know everyone does!

Grades 2-8

Assessment format

Since we cannot hold a live visit this admissions season due to COVID, we have planned a virtual visit with your child that includes the following:

  • Connection time (5 minutes): We will begin with a short, general conversation to give your child time to become comfortable with the person doing the assessment. 
  • Assessment time (20-30 minutes): Assessments will be conducted in reading, writing and math. 

What to provide for the meeting 

  • Please provide a quiet place for your child to Zoom with us.
  • Your child will need a laptop, computer or tablet.
  • Please provide paper and pencil/pen (whichever your child is most comfortable using).

What to tell your child

  • If your child does not know you are exploring your school options, please let them know before we conduct their assessment.
  • Explain to your child that our meeting will help us get to know them better and allow them to share some of what they have learned in their current school.
  • Preview the meeting, telling them they will talk with us for a few minutes first, and then do some math problems, read a story and write a short paragraph.
  • Encourage them to try their best, but not to worry about making mistakes—we know everyone does!

Zoom information will be provided to your family by the Admissions Office prior to your child’s meeting.