Considerations for Admission

Kindergarten admission is based on:


  • Age—Child must be 5 years old by October 31  (Birth certificate or passport is required for enrollment.)
  • Date of Application;

  • Qualification through a Developmental Readiness test, performed on campus; 

  • Preschool Teacher Recommendation and Transcripts (if available);

  • An interview with the child (conducted during testing session); and

  • A parent interview, conducted with both parents or guardians.

*   Siblings of currently enrolled students and Griffin Academy students receive priority consideration.

Grades 1 – 7 admission is based on:


  • Date of Application;

  • The results of a qualifying exam, performed on campus (SSAT or ISEE is also acceptable for students entering grades 5-7);

  • A writing sample, performed during the qualifying exam;

  • Westminster teacher evaluation based on observation of the student during a day-long (half-day for 1st grade applicants) visit in a class at his/her current grade level;

  • Transcripts and Teacher Recommendation from child’s current school; 

  • An interview with the child (conducted during testing session); and

  • A parent interview, conducted with both parents or guardians.

​* Siblings of currently enrolled students receive priority consideration.