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Old 02-22-2014, 07:50 PM
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Does anybody know what type of score your child would need to get into the top private schools? I just received my daughters scores and she scored in the "high average" range but is socially/emotionally ahead of her peers (according to her teacher). I know she will get a "highly recommended" from her teacher but not sure how much the CATS scores are weighed in. We've applied to Greenhill, Hockaday, Parish and Lamplighter for Kindergarten. Anyone know if they accept students that aren't in the "superior" range?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 02-23-2014, 01:19 PM
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Hi - we just received our scores as well. Overall IQ score was in superior range, along with verbal. Others were high average. I am curious too since it states scores this year were expected to be lower due to new test and establishing standardized norms. Might be hard to guess since last year's test was different. We applied to Hockaday, ESD, and Good Shepherd. Good luck!
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Old 02-23-2014, 03:53 PM
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It all depends upon this year's pool of applicants, how they scored. Legacy, right person's recommendation, exeptional athletic/artistic talent, sizeable donation or siblings can push a kid with lower score higher on the list.
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Old 02-23-2014, 07:15 PM
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I don't know the cut off points, but I do know that the scores are more important than the school testing, at least at Hockaday. Also, the parent interview is important. Obviously, it helps to have a sibling or connection to the school, but hardly a necessity.
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