The Admissions Process ensures that students admitted to Linden Grove School can be best served by the school and that the school can meet the child's needs and continue to meet the needs of the other students already enrolled.
Students are admitted to Linden Grove School based on the school's ability to meet the child’s needs and the school's ability to continue to meet the needs of the other students already enrolled.
Applications must meet the following requirements:
- Children must be entering grades K-8. (Linden Grove School will only consider serving new 8th-grade students under unique circumstances. Please get in touch with Kristin Tennyson, Head of School, at email@example.com for further information, or fill out the Contact Admissions form.
- Kindergarten applicants must be five years of age by September 30.
- All students must be potty-trained: wearing underwear during the day, going potty on the toilet in public places, and wiping him/herself.
- It is acceptable for a child on the k-2 team to need reminders, a potty schedule with bathroom breaks no shorter than 2 hours apart, and help with fasteners or other fine motor needs.
- Verbal prompts and visual reminders can be provided; physical assistance can be given to K-2 students while the child is developing stronger bathroom routines, and it must be able to be faded out within 6 weeks with a plan.
- Children must be verbal and speak in two or three-word phrases or short sentences.
- Communication does NOT need to be spontaneous. AAC devices may be used to support verbal language but should not be the primary mode of communication.
- Children must have attention capabilities that meet the following criteria:
- Upon gaining the child's attention, the child will look at an item after an adult points to it.
- Kindergarten children should be able to attend to non-preferred activities for 2-3 minutes, only needing minimal prompts and/or motivators. As the children get older, attention to tasks should increase accordingly.
- Children should also be able to attend preferred activities for 5-10 minutes with only minimal prompts and/or motivators. As children get older, attention to tasks should increase accordingly.
- Children who require behavioral support must have a plan that can be implementable without using a 1:1 aide or having more than one adult in the classroom simultaneously.
- Students must be independent in feeding themselves. Staff may assist with opening food containers, microwaving food, and prompting to eat while supervising the lunch group as a whole.
Please continue to Admissions Process.