Criteria for Admission


Who Does Bethany School Accept for Admission?

We Select Students Who Have…

• average to above average ability as measured on the entrance test
• the ability to learn in the Bethany School environment
• the ability to handle the academic program
• a positive attitude toward learning
• a positive social interaction with the Bethany students
• an enthusiasm for coming to Bethany School

How Do We Determine if Your Child is Right For Bethany School?

• Each applicant is asked to come in for an interview and to be tested.
• Records from the child’s current school including academic, Educational Plans (IEPs, 504, or Accommodation Plans), social, and behavioral evaluations from prior schools as well as principal and teacher recommendations are used as part of the evaluation process.
• Students applying to grades 2 through 8 will spend a school day visiting (shadowing) in a Bethany classroom.  The visit should help both the student and Bethany School determine if this is a good fit.

What Happens after the Screening and Shadowing?

• An Admissions committee comprised of school administrators and other staff members meet to determine if the applicant meets the criteria for acceptance.  The goal is to ensure that the best interests of the child and Bethany School are served.

Admission will be granted to applicants, after reviewing all available information, on the basis of the following factors:

• siblings of current Bethany students receive priority
• available space at the given grade level
• the reasonable expectation that the applicant will be successful at Bethany School
• appropriateness of the match between the family and the school