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Admissions Requirements Pre-K & Kindergarten

Admissions Requirements for Pre-KG, KG1
  • Minimum Age Requirements: Pre-KG – Student must be three years old by September 30th.
  • Minimum Age Requirements: KG1 – Student must be four years old by September 30th.
  • Assessments for siblings of current students will be held February 21-25.
  • Assessments for all other applicants will begin February 28.
Admission Readiness Assessment – Pre-KG

The purpose of the Pre-KG assessment in a classroom setting is to gain a more accurate picture of your child’s developmental and educational needs to ensure that our program is a good fit for your child’s needs as a learner. The Pre-KG readiness assessment will consist of activities revolving around the child’s social/emotional (sense of self, responsibility, and pro-social behaviors), cognitive (learning, problem solving, and logical thinking), physical, and language development. Pre-KG children will participate in fine motor and gross motor activities. We will be noting how each child interacts with the other children and separates from the parent. There may be additional activities based on what the observer is seeing at the time of the assessment.

Language Proficiency Entry Requirements

Non-native English speaking students will be admitted to Pre-KG and KG1 without regard to their English language fluency. Once the academic year is in progress, students will be expected to demonstrate an acceptable level of fluency in English.

VIS reserves the right to review admission decisions in the first few weeks of regular attendance at school if it is determined that our program will not provide an appropriate educational environment for a given student.

Admissions Requirements for KG2
  • Minimum Age Requirements: KG2 – Student must be five years old by September 30th. All age requirements will be strictly adhered to for reasons related to educational best practice.

The purpose of the KG2 assessment in a classroom setting is to gain a more accurate picture of your child’s developmental and educational needs to ensure that our program is a good fit for your child’s needs as a learner. The Kindergarten readiness assessment will consist of letter, number, shape, and color recognition as well as patterning, counting and one-to-one correspondence in addition to general readiness skills including early literacy skills, social/emotional development, and general knowledge. Kindergarten children will participate in fine motor and gross motor activities. We will be noting how each child interacts with the other children and separates from the parent. There may be additional activities based on what the observer is seeing at the time of the assessment.

First Month of School

During the first month of the Pre-KG, KG1 and KG2 programs, teachers may experience concerns about the ability of the program to meet the needs of a particular child. It should be noted that these concerns are not always apparent on intake. They often arise as children interact within the context of the program. Should this be the case with your child, you will be notified promptly as to the nature of the concern expressed.