Applying to Cold Spring School
The application deadline for the upcoming school year is February 1.
Admissions decisions are mailed on March 10 to families who complete the
application process by the February 1 deadline. After this date, all
applications are considered on a rolling admissions basis. To request a
Cold Spring School Admissions Packet, please contact the Admissions Office or call 203-787-1584.
The application process is a time for us to learn more about
each other. The process varies depending on grade level and is described
Preschool applicants must be three years old by January 1
of the year they will begin preschool. After we receive your
application and teacher information/evaluation form, you will be
contacted to schedule your child’s visit to the preschool classroom. A
time will also be arranged for you to discuss your child’s application
with the Director.
Kindergarten and First Grade: After we receive your
child’s application and teacher information/evaluation form, you will be
contacted to schedule a visit for you and your child. The Director of
Admissions will meet with your child to administer a screening survey
followed by a visit to the K/1 classroom. Meanwhile, time is set aside
for you to meet the Director.
Second through Sixth Grade: Families applying for
admission in these grades complete the application, submit the teacher
information/evaluation form to your child’s teacher and apply for a
release of records from your child’s present school. After we receive
that information, a half-day visit for your child is arranged. During
the visit, the child spends time in the grade they will be entering,
participates in classroom activities and is given an evaluation test to
measure knowledge in reading and math. A meeting with the Director can
be arranged at either end of your child’s visit.