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Entrance Testing

The purpose of admissions testing is to make certain that our school's academic program is a good match for applying students, and to help guide course placement for Upper School students. A CHS Online Application and Application Fee must be submitted before admissions tests are scheduled.  

If prospective students have taken a standardized test within the past year, please submit a copy to the admissions' office together with school records/transcripts.  In many cases, this will fulfill the requirement and additional testing may not be required. (Please see a partial list of  accepted tests below.)

Kindergarten
A private screening appointment can be scheduled through the Admissions Office beginning in January. Depending on the information gained in the process, your child will take one or more of the following screenings:
Grades One through Four - students applying for these grades usually have not yet taken standardized tests and will be required to schedule testing through the CHS admissions office once an application is submitted.
  • Stanford Achievement Test (Math and Reading Sections)
  • Otis Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT)
    OLSAT 8 measures cognitive abilities that relate to a student's academic success in school. By assessing a student's verbal, nonverbal, and quantitative ability, OLSAT 8 provides valuable information to enhance the insights gained from traditional achievement tests.

Alternative Admissions Testing for Prospective Students
  • California Achievement Test (CAT)
  • Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT)
  • Education Records Bureau Testing (ERB)
  • High School Placement Test (HSPT)
  • Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE)
  • Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS)
  • Otis-Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT)
  • Stanford Achievement Tests (SAT)
  • Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT)
  • TerraNova (CTB/McGraw-Hill)
  • Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC)
  • Woodcock-Johnson Test of Ability (WJ)
  • Woodcock-Johnson Test of Cognitive Abilities (WJ)

For high school applicants, the following are also accepted:  PSAT, SAT, ACT, and PLAN.

Students can register online for the ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam), if applying to several schools, and submit a copy of the results to CHS.

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