For Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten applicants, a developmental readiness assessment called the Gesell is administered one-on-one during the several school day morning hours from mid-November – January 7. Your child will meet with a faculty member for approximately 45 minutes while you are welcome to wait in the Admission Reception Room. In order to schedule the Gesell, you must submit Part 1 of the online Application. Click here to schedule an appointment through PickATime.
If your child is an applicant to Pre-Kindergarten, your child will be invited to one of the following dates for a Pre-Kindergarten Play Day Screening from 10:30-11:30AM:
- Tuesday, January 8
- Wednesday, January 9
- Thursday, January 10
- Friday, January 11- snow date
Your child will visit in the PreK classroom with several teachers and a small group of candidates. Parents are invited to stay for coffee. The Admission office will send an email communicating the visit date that has been assigned to your child a couple of weeks before the observation screening.
If your child is an applicant to Kindergarten, applicants will be assigned a time to attend the Kindergarten Play Day Screening which are one hour sessions that run throughout the morning on Saturday, February 2 (snow date of Saturday, February 9). Your child will visit in a classroom with several teachers and a small group of candidates. Parents are invited to stay for coffee. The Admission office will send an email communicating the visit time that has been assigned to your child a couple of weeks before the observation screening.
All students applying for grades 1–4 are required to attend the Grades 1–4 Assessment Morning on Saturday, January 12 (with a snow date of Saturday, January 26). The morning will run from 9:30–11:30AM and will consist of a classroom visit and assessment. The applicants will be in the classroom with other candidates applying to their grade level and will be working with our classroom teachers. The applicants will also take part in a morning meeting and group activities before beginning their assessment work in language arts and mathematical concepts.
Middle and upper SCHOOL
GFA accepts ISEE and SSAT testing scores for students entering grades 5-12. GFA offers the ISEE test on Saturday, December 8 and January 12. Contact ISEE or SSAT for test registration. For scores to be submitted to GFA, use the GFA school codes.
ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam) or SSAT testing must be completed and submitted by January 14, 2019.
GFA ISEE CODE: 070915
GFA SSAT CODE: 3556
Refer to the GFA website for school delay/closing information.