Screening for New Students


All students applying to Bethany School are required to go through our screening process as part of the admissions process.

For Students entering Kindergarten, the screening process entails assessing a variety of skills such as: identifying basic shapes and letters, demonstrating fine motor skills such as pencil grip, following directions, answering questions of general knowledge, demonstrating large motor skills such as hopping, identifying shapes that are identical or different, ability to recall and repeat sentences, drawing shapes they see, etc.

For Students entering 1st Grade, the readiness screening includes 8 skills areas: Vocabulary, Identifying letters, Visual Discrimination, Phonemic Awareness, Comprehension and interpretation, Mathematical knowledge, Developmental spelling ability, and Handwriting Assessment.

For Students entering 2nd – 8th grades, the Screening involves taking Reading Comprehension and Math sections of the Iowa Test for their current grade level .

Screening dates for students applying for Kindergarten for 2020-2021 are: Saturday, February 8, 2020 and Saturday, February 22, 2020.  Start times are available from 9:00 – 11:15 (at 15 minute intervals) and screening lasts approximately 45 – 60 minutes. 


Screening for students applying for Grades 1 – 8 for 2020-2021 is: Saturday, February 22, 2020.  Start time is 8:30 am.  Testing takes approximately 2 1/2 – 3 hours.


Students who are unable to attend on the above dates must contact Jenni Wallen ( or 513-771-7462 ext. 1107) to schedule an appointment.