1. Determining the Need
Meredith-Dunn School serves children with average or above cognitive abilities with diagnosed learning differences. To be considered for admission, Meredith-Dunn School requires a psycho-educational assessment that identifies a specific learning disability and the nature of the support that is needed. A psycho-educational evaluation measures a student’s cognitive and academic abilities. This evaluation must have been administered within the last 3 years. If the student has not been tested, our Director of Admissions can provide a list of test providers in the area.
This is an opportunity for parents/guardians to gain a better understanding of our school and the specific programs we offer.
Parents will meet with our Director of Admissions to discuss how our school can meet the child’s specific learning needs.
We will also take a tour of the campus, classrooms, and observe our school programs in action.
3. Review Process
The student is invited to spend half a day in a classroom to experience our Meredith-Dunn School program firsthand. We encourage the student to participate in reading, spelling, and math programs in the morning, as well as SOS, our study skills program. The visit concludes with lunch (our treat!) and recess, to give the student a feel for social interactions and outdoor activities. After the shadow visit, our teachers will provide feedback to our admissions staff regarding the student’s day to share with the parents.
Once your child has been accepted in our program, we will send the parent a link to our online application.
We also submit a request for records from the student’s current school, including testing data, if applicable.
A Teacher Questionnaire is sent to the child’s school for additional feedback from a current teacher.
After the records are received, we will offer an enrollment contract.
If the student is transferring during the current school year, a start date will be determined and class placement is finalized.