Who Should Apply?

Our admissions process is designed to identify, through dialog with parents and professionals, those students who will benefit most from our specialized approach to teaching and learning. Through a multi-step process, we can adequately become familiarized with a prospective student's unique academic abilities and needs, and whether we are able to meet those needs.

Please note that the first step of our application process requires a full psycho-educational evaluation, completed within the past 24 months. We will not consider an application without a psychological evaluation. The Liberty School does not administer these evaluations; they must be completed by a qualified psychologist. Click here to download a list of qualified evaluators for your convenience.

 

This battery of tests must include the Wechsler Intelligence Scale (WISC IV, WISC V, WIPPSI, or WAIS) and the Conners CBRS® Behavioral Assessment (or an equivalent behavioral assessment). The Psychological Evaluation should also include a series of educational achievement tests. There is no “standard list” of educational tests to be administered, but testing often includes the following tests:

  • Woodcock-Johnson III Tests of Achievement (WJ-III) - Selected Tests of

  • Achievement and Cognitive Ability

  • Gray Oral Reading Test (GORT -5)

  • Test of Written Language-4 (TOWL-4)

  • Comprehensive Test of Phonological  Processing (CTOPP)

  • Test of Word Reading Efficiency - II (TOWRE-II)

  • Gordon Diagnostic System Behavior Assessment System for Children - 2 (BASC-2)

  • Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function (BRIEF)

  • Beery Developmental Test of Visual Motor Integration (VMI)

 

Please consult with your educational psychologist to determine which battery of tests he/she believes is most appropriate for your child.

Our Typical Application Process
 

Step 1–Submit the Required Documents.

A completed application includes the following required documentation for a student to be considered:

  • A Completed Admission Application (Click here to download the application)

  • A Full Psychological Educational Evaluation including WISC IV or V*

  • A Signed Record Release Form (Click here to download the release form)

  • Reports from other educational service providers who work with the student

  • An IEP and/or 504 if the student has one at their current school

  • Updated Physical & Shot Records

  • A $100 Application Fee (for first-time applicants only)

 

*Note: The first step of our application process requires a full psycho-educational evaluation, completed within the past 24 months. The Liberty School does not administer these evaluations; they must be completed by a qualified professional. Click here to download a list of evaluators. 

Step 2–Participate in a Parent Visit and Student Shadow Day

The Admissions Committee and Head of School will review the completed application and if we believe your child is a good fit, we will invite parents for a tour of the school and a shadow day for the potential student. 

Step 3–Admissions Decision

After the parent visit and student shadow day, we will notify parents of our decision. Parents may then submit a non-refundable deposit of $1,000 to secure their child's place. 

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