Admissions

Required Testing

IQ Testing

An individual IQ test administered by a licensed psychologist is required of all applicants and measures verbal and non-verbal cognitive aptitude (learning potential). It is not an achievement test, which measures learned academic content. To be considered for admission to Open Window School, applicants must achieve a full scale or composite score at the 95th percentile or above. This score is an indicator of a child’s potential for success at Open Window. If your child does not score at or above the 95th percentile, please contact our office, if you would like to further discuss whether Open Window is the best match for your child.

Because the IQ test is cognitive, rather than an achievement test, children should not be prepped for the test. When children are exposed to test content, preparation exercises and testing tasks, they often exhibit test-taking behavior that indicates prior exposure. Psychologists are bound to report this prior exposure in their full report, and Open Window may be unable to accept the results as valid. Children must wait one year before being readministered the same cognitive test. Some helpful advice about what to tell your child about an IQ test can be found here.  Although it can be administered to younger children, we recommend waiting until your child is 4 ½. Test results are valid for two years.  

For students younger than 6 years old we accept the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence (WPPSI-IV). For students older than 6 years of age we accept the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-V).  While not our preference, we are also willing to consider the Stanford-Binet, V, the KABC-II NU, or the DAS-II. If your student attends a full-time public school gifted program, we are willing to accept the test results that qualified him/her for that program.  
Families must have IQ testing done privately by a licensed psychologist. Examiner’s schedules can fill quickly, so we recommend scheduling your child’s testing as early as possible. If the financial burden of an IQ test is a hardship on your family, please contact our Director of Admission, Calley Hart 

Achievement Testing

Students applying to third grade or higher must also submit achievement testing, specifically a reading and math score. This can be standardized group testing from a current or previous school (ITBS, etc) or can be administered privately.  
 
For applicants to fifth through eighth grade, we require either the Independent School Entrance Exam or the Secondary School Admission Test. Families should register for the ISEE or SSAT online, and include Open Window School to receive the results of the test. Our ISEE code is 481722 and our SSAT code is 5543 

List of licensed psychologists:

ABCD, Inc.
206-361-6884

Kawena Begay
425-998-6435
 
Belle Chenault
206-465-8068
 
Carol B. Cole
206-329-8393
 
Ronnie Cunningham
206-335-8783
 
Honora Hanley
206-714-2946
 
Yumi Hiraga
206-729-2829
 
Kathi Jackson
425-374-7225
 
Steven Katz
425-688-7675
 
Kristi C. Kwon
425-635-0665
 
Christine Mielenz
206-330-1511
 
Patricia Oppenheim
425-562-1515
 
Karen Pavlidis
206-729-2829
 
Fredric Provenzano
206-361-2343
 
Molly Reid
425-481-5700
 
Bryan Robison
206-550-9736
 
Gail Rosenberg
425-954-9090
 
Amy Summers
206-522-4104
 
Debra Vilhauer
206-270-8805

Contact the Admissions Team

admissions@ows.org

The admissions office is open 8-4, M-F

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Calley Hart

    Calley Hart 

    Director of Admissions & Marketing
    425-214-0511
  • Photo of Eugenie Lemerle

    Eugenie Lemerle 

    Admissions Associate & Registrar
    425-214-0513
Open Window School provides a challenging academic curriculum blended with nurturing support from teachers that prepares students for long-term success.