Admissions Testing

Our warm and experienced clinicians provide individually administered admissions testing for children applying to independent schools. This brief evaluation is available for children who are required to take an individually administered test as part of the application process at many independent schools in the Washington area. The schools that take part in the Shared Admissions Testing Program are listed below. All of our examiners are partners or associates at Wake Kendall and are experienced psychologists or educational diagnosticians who appreciate young children and enjoy working with them. Please note: Wake Kendall does not administer the SSAT or ISEE.


To schedule an appointment, send an e-mail to Kathy Nitz. Or you can call 202-686-7699, ext 24. You can also complete the Admissions Testing Registration Form and mail it to us with your credit card information or check for the appropriate fee. Upon receipt of the form and fee, one of our examiners will call you to make an appointment. Weekday and weekend appointments are available. It is recommended that children, especially under the age of six, be tested in the morning. Please note that an admissions test can be administered only once in a year and that no practice or preparation is allowed for it. If you have further questions, please call 202-686-7699, extension 24.


  • Age 3
  • $420
  • Age 4-5
  • $445
  • Age 6 and above
  • $495

Washington Area Schools

The following Washington area schools are part of the Shared Admissions Testing Program and require an individually administered admissions test for applicants at the preschool and elementary level:

  • • Alexandria Country Day School
  • • The Barrie School
  • • Beauvoir
  • • Browne Academy
  • • The Bullis School
  • • Burgundy Farm Country Day School
  • • Capitol Hill Day School
  • • The Congressional Schools of Virginia
  • • Flint Hill School
  • • Georgetown Day School
  • • Grace Episcopal Day School
  • • Green Acres School
  • • Holton-Arms School
  • • The Langley School
  • • Lowell School
  • • Maret School
  • • McLean School of Maryland
  • • National Cathedral School
  • • National Presbyterian School
  • • Norwood School
  • • The Potomac School
  • • St. Andrew’s Episcopal School
  • • St. Patrick’s Episcopal Day School
  • • St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School
  • • Sandy Spring Friends School
  • • Sheridan School
  • • Sidwell Friends School
  • • Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart
  • • Washington Episcopal School
  • • Washington International School
  • • The Woods Academy