The Grayson School is committed to creating a diverse student population that offers students the chance to learn from each other as well as from our faculty.
Grayson considers each applicant individually; because of the specialized nature of our program and curriculum, siblings are not given preferential status in the admissions process.
The Grayson School offers admission on a need-blind basis. In other words, a student’s application is considered and an admissions decision is made without regard to his or her need for financial assistance from the school. After an offer of admission is made, a family will then complete a request for financial assistance, which will be processed and any financial aid offers calculated.
The priority application deadline is January 15. Following the deadline, we will continue to review applicants on a rolling basis. Please see this list for what application materials we require. Following receipt of all application materials, we will follow up to schedule your student and parent interviews.
Applicants must submit a full, signed report on letterhead from a professional evaluator, which includes scores from at least one IQ test. While we prefer scores to be less than two years old, we can be flexible on a case-by-case basis depending on the age of the student; please contact the Admissions Office with questions. We accept scores from the following IQ tests:
- Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-IV or WISV-V) — ages 6-16
- Woodcock-Johnson III Tests of Cognitive Abilities (WJ-III Cog)
- Stanford-Binet 4th edition (SB:FE or SB-IV) or 5th Edition (SB-5 or SB-V) — though we will also accept Form L-M (often called “the old Binet”)
- Wechsler Preschool Primary Scale of Intelligence (WPPSI-III or WPPSI-IV) — ages 2-7
- Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test (NNAT) — OR its predecessor, Matrix Analogies Test (MAT)
- Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children (K-ABC- II)
- Differential Ability Scales, 2nd ed. (DAS-II)
- Reynolds Intellectual Assessment Scales (RAIS)
- Kaufman Brief Intelligence Test (KBIT-2) – ages 4-90
Families may also submit achievement test scores or above-level testing, if available, to supplement their application; the more information we have about your child, the better understanding we can develop about him or her. However, such scores are not required unless otherwise noted. We accept scores from any of the following achievement or above-level tests:
- Woodcock-Johnson III Tests of Achievement (WJ-III Ach)
- Wechsler Individual Achievement Test (WIAT)
- EXPLORE test
- Measures of Academic Progress (NWEA MAP)
- Stanford Achievement Test
- Advanced Placement tests (AP)
- Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement (KTEA)
If you would like to submit results from an IQ test or an achievement test that we have not listed here, please call our Admissions Office, and someone will be happy to talk to you and discuss the admissibility of your test results.