Students entering Kindergarten are scheduled to take part in one of our Gan Visiting Days. This in-house screening lasts 1 ½ hours and gives the school and students the opportunity to begin to get to know each another. While children visit our Gan classrooms with other applicants, parents are invited to meet informally with administrators, teachers and current parents. Late applicants who miss the scheduled screening may be required to have a psycho-educational evaluation by a licensed psychologist (WPPSII).
Students entering first grade are scheduled for an individual visit to our school at which they are evaluated for first grade readiness. This screening lasts approximately 1 ½ hours. Applicants to first grade may be required to have a psycho-educational evaluation by a licensed psychologist (WPPSII).
Students entering grades 2-5 are required to spend two consecutive days visiting our school. During the visit, applicants participate in all classroom activities. They also meet with reading, math and Judaic studies specialists. Applicants to grades 2-5 may be required to have a psycho-educational evaluation by a licensed psychologist (WISC-III).
Applicants to Perelman are referred to Dr. Davida Harlem, a licensed psychologist, for psycho-educational testing. Dr. Harlem can be reached at 215-947-1236. Families may also see a licensed psychologist of their choice. There is a fee for the evaluation. Families pay the psychologist at the time of the screening.