Hancock Day School seeks to enroll students entering prekindergarten through eighth grade. Our students are inquisitive, strongly motivated, and highly committed to working through challenges and opportunities. Testing and assessment involves a team of teachers and administrators to ensure that the best decisions are made for each candidate and his/her family.
The admissions process begins with a tour of the school. Testing and evaluation sessions are scheduled during January and February. Two Saturday mornings are set for this purpose. Preschool and kindergarten candidates are assessed on basic readiness skills. Elementary students are administered reading and math tests and are required to produce a simple writing sample. Test results are reviewed by the Admissions Committee to determine admission.
- Prekindergarten students must turn four years old on or before September 1st.
- Kindergarten students must turn five years old on or before September 1st.
Dates for our Open House and Admissions Preview Sessions can be found on our school calendar.
Hancock Day School utilizes the Independent School Entrance Exam created by the Educational Records Bureau to help evaluate the academic ability and achievement of applicants for grades two through eight. The test consists of both reading and math multiple choice questions as well as writing prompt. The number of test questions and test timing vary by grade level. Hancock Day School uses the online version of the assessment, and applicants may take the test on our campus as part of our admissions process. There is a $120 fee to sit for this test.
If you are interested in having your child pursue testing at Hancock Day School as part of our admissions process, the first step is to schedule a time for testing with our Director of Admissions, Cindy Drew. Applications for the 2020-2021 School year will be available starting mid-October of 2019.