Introduction

Integrated Learning Solutions (ILS) partners with eleven schools who are members of the Pasadena Area Independent Schools Consortium (PAIS) to assist them with screening kindergarten applicants. These schools have agreed to share the results of our carefully designed developmental screening in the hope of relieving some of the stress and repetition for the children by coordinating this portion of the admissions process. ILS works closely with the administration, admissions directors and kindergarten teachers at each school in order to gain a solid understanding of their assessment goals, so that we are able to provide their applicants with a school readiness screening. We make every effort to ensure that the screening experience will be positive and enjoyable for every child and that the application process will be streamlined. During the screening, each child will be asked to participate in a number of developmental tasks, which will enable our experienced staff to observe his/her language and reasoning skills, motor skills, as well as visual and auditory processing skills. The screening will be individually administered by ILS personnel and will take approximately twenty-five to thirty minutes. Currently, the following independent schools screen their kindergarten applicants through ILS:

   

   

 

     

     
 

 

 

Admissions Directors

Barnhart School Keanuenue "Nue" Yim-Herrera www.barnhartschool.org
Chandler School Gretchen Lurie www.chandlerschool.org
Clairbourn School Janna Hawes www.clairbourn.org
Crestview Preparatory School Michele Poteet www.crestviewprep.org
Foothill Country Day School * Collette Sims www.foothillcds.org
The Gooden School Dr. Marianne Ryan www.goodenschool.org
High Point Academy Kristin Haines www.highpointacademy.org
Mayfield Junior School Lauren Marlis www.mayfieldjs.org
Polytechnic School Sally Jeanne McKenna www.polytechnic.org
Saint Mark's School Dan Hare www.saint-marks.org
Walden School Scott Turner www.waldenschool.net
 * See http://kspfcdsinfo.integratedlearningsolutions.org for the FCDS Screening Information Page.