The purpose of admissions testing is to make certain that our school’s academic program is a good match for applying students, and to help guide course placement for Upper School students. A CHS Online Application and Application Fee must be submitted before admissions tests are scheduled.
If prospective students have taken a standardized test within the past year, please submit a copy to the admissions office together with school records/transcrips. In many cases, this will fulfill the requirement and additional testing may not be required.
After your Kindergartener’s application has been submitted, an individual Kindergarten Readiness Test will be scheduled. It is a “show what you know” 25-minute assessment for all children entering Kindergarten.
Grades One through Nine
Students applying for these grades will be required to schedule testing through the CHS admissions office once an application is submitted. If a student has completed standardized testing recently, the admissions team would be able to review those scores as a replacement for coming in to CHS. Our entrance assessment is the NWEA math and reading assessments, which is taken on a Chromebook with one of our teachers helping facilitate. The NWEA tests are unique and adapt to your child’s responses to measure your child’s knowledge. If your child answers a question correctly, the next question is more challenging. If they answer incorrectly, the next one is easier. These results will provide a more complete picture of where your child is on their learning journey.
Grades Ten through Twelve
Students applying for these grades will be required to submit scores for the PSAT, SAT or ISEE or, if entering 10th grade, can submit scores for standardized assessment taken recently. If they have not completed one of these assessments above, they will be required to schedule the testing independently of CHS and submit the results to the admissions office.