Applying to Baldwin

Lower School

Our student application for the 2022-23 school year is now available!

Application Reminders
Fee: All applications require a non-refundable $50 application fee. While applying online, you will be prompted to enter your credit card information.

List of 6 items.

  • Recommendation Forms

    We value input from your daughter's teachers. Please provide the appropriate teacher recommendation forms below to your daughter’s classroom teacher at her current school. Please click on the link to download the forms.

    Grade 1 Applicants:

    Grades 2-5 Applicants:

    Supplemental Forms:
    In addition, we ask that teachers fill out the appropriate, grade-specific supplemental form below.

    Your daughter's teacher should send the completed forms directly to Baldwin Admissions Office. To ensure prompt consideration of your daughter's application, we encourage you to follow-up with your daughter's teachers to ensure the forms have been submitted.
  • Transcript Release Form (Grades 2 - 5)

    Please give the form below to the Principal or classroom teacher at your daughter’s current school after her first marking period. A transcript or official copy of your daughter’s most recent reports, including the prior two academic years, as well as copies for any results for standardized tests, should be sent directly to the Baldwin Admissions Office.

  • Parent Visit

    Parents are invited to meet with our Admissions Director to learn more about the school and share information about your daughter. Meetings will be scheduled after your daughter’s application has been submitted. In advance of your visit, we request you submit a Family Pre-Visit Questionnaire so we may better prepare for your visit. Please complete and send this form to the Baldwin Admissions Office.

  • Student Visit

    Grade 1 Applicants:
    Students entering Grade 1 will spend time with our Admissions Team and Early Childhood Educators.

    Grades 2-5 Applicants:
    Students entering Grades 2 - 5 will spend time with our Admissions Team and Lower School Faculty. 

    This visit allows your daughter to learn more about Baldwin’s unique learning environment and picture herself as a Baldwin girl. Once we receive your daughter’s application, we will contact you to arrange a visit.
  • Testing

    Testing is required for all applicants. Tests are administered at a number of educational testing services.
    • Grade 1 Applicants: Submit the results of the WPPSI-V (Wechsler Pre-Primary Scale of Intelligence) if five years of age when tested or the WISC-V (Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children) if six years of age when tested.
    • Grade 2-5 Applicants: Submit the results of the WISC-V (Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children), including all 10 subsets and all five index scores.
  • Local Testing Services

    • Center for Psychological Services, Ardmore (610) 642-4873; Paoli (610) 647-6406
    • Karen Dybner-Madero, Psy.D., Haverford (484) 412-8209; Philadelphia (215) 636-0887
    • Sara M. Evans, Psy.D., Philadelphia (215) 880-9261
    • Staci Heindel, Ph.D., Media and Philadelphia (215) 920-6435
    • Main Line Educational Services, Rosemont (610) 525-8127 (also administers individual ISEE)
    • Mary Ellen Weissman, Ph.D., Bala Cynwyd and Philadelphia (610) 645-8336
    • Bryn Mawr Center for Psychological and Educational Services, (610) 525-2100,
Jacquelyn Taylor
Director of Lower School Enrollment
(610) 525-2700 x271
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