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, measuring 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.  

Because the IQ test is cognitive, rather than an achievement test, children should not be prepped for the test. Some helpful advice about what to tell your child about an IQ test can be found here. If your child does not score at or above the 95th percentile on the WPPSI-IV, please contact our office. We are happy to discuss whether Open Window is the best match for your child. 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 6 years of age and younger we accept either the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence (WPPSI-IV) or the Stanford-Binet, V. For students older than 6 years of age we accept the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-IV or WISC-V). 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.  

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 

Contact the Admissions Team

admissions@ows.org

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

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  • Calley Hart 

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

    Admissions Associate & Registrar
    425-214-0513
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 

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  • Click here for a list of licensed psychologists

    ABCD, Inc. 
    206-361-6884 

    Belle Chenault 
    206-465-8068 

    Carole B. Cole 
    206-324-4500 

    Ronnie Cunningham 
    206-335-8783 

    Honora Hanley 
    206-714-2946 

    Dana Harmon 
    206-283-5250 

    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 

    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 
Open Window School provides a challenging academic curriculum blended with nurturing support from teachers that prepares students for long-term success.