Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten
APPLICATION FORM: Please go to apply.baldwinschool.org to begin your application.
APPLICATION FEE: All applications require a non-refundable $50 application fee. If applying online, you will be prompted to enter your credit card information. If submitting a paper application, please enclose a check or money order.
AGE REQUIREMENT: Baldwin students should be 4 years old by September 1 of the year they enter Pre-Kindergarten, and 5 years old by September 1 of the year they enter Kindergarten.
RECOMMENDATION FORM: For our Kindergarten applications, we value input from your daughter's pre-school teacher. Please provide this form to your daughter’s classroom teacher at her current school no earlier than November. Your daughter’s teacher can send the completed form directly to the Baldwin Admissions Office. To ensure prompt consideration of your daughter’s application, we encourage you to follow-up with your daughter’s teacher to make sure the form has been sent to us.
STUDENT VISIT: Students entering Pre-Kindergarten or Kindergarten will spend the morning with our Pre-Kindergarten class. This visit allows your daughter to meet the girls who will be her classmates, experience 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: To assist us in assessing the fit between your daughter’s strengths and needs and Baldwin’s program, children applying to Kindergarten are required to submit the results of the WPPSI-IV (Wechsler Pre-Primary Scale of Intelligence). This test is administered at a number of educational testing services. Submitting scores from a recent WPPSI-IV is optional for students applying to Pre-Kindergarten. Please click here for a listing of local testing services.