Applying to Baldwin

Pre-K and Kindergarten

Our student application for the 2024-25 school year is now available!

Steps to Apply

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  • Step 1: Initiate Your Application

    Provide some basic information and tell us about your daughter and your interest in Baldwin.

    Click here to begin an application!

    Fee: All applications require a non-refundable $50 application fee. While applying online, you will be prompted to enter your credit card information.

    Age Requirements: Baldwin students should be 4 years old by September 1 of the year they enter Pre-K and 5 years old by September 1 of the year they enter Kindergarten. 
  • Step 2: Student and Parent Visit

    Once your application has been received, we will reach out to invite you to campus for a student and parent visit.

    Students entering Pre-K or Kindergarten will spend time with our Admissions Team and Early Childhood Educators. This visit allows your daughter to learn more about Baldwin's unique learning environment and picture herself as a Baldwin girl.

    During the student visit, parents will be invited to meet with our Admissions Director in order to learn more about the School and share information about your daughter. In advance of your meeting we request that you submit a Family Pre-Visit Questionnaire so that we may better prepare for your visit. When complete, please send to the Baldwin Admissions Office.
  • Step 3: Admission Testing

    To assist us in assessing the fit between your daughter's strengths and needs and Baldwin's program, children applying to Kindergarten are required to submit the results of the WPPSI-IV (Wechsler Pre-Primary Scale of Intelligence). This test is administered at a number of educational testing services. Submitting scores from a recent WPPSI-IV is optional for students applying to Pre-K.

    Testing reports may be emailed to the Baldwin Admissions Office.

    Testing Locations:
    • Center for Psychological Services, Ardmore (610) 642-4873; Paoli (610) 647-6406
    • Karen Dybner-Madero, Psy.D., Haverford (484) 412-8209; Philadelphia (215) 636-0887
    • Sara M. Evans, Psy.D., Philadelphia (215) 880-9261
    • Staci Heindel, Ph.D., Media and Philadelphia (215) 920-6435
    • Main Line Educational Services, Rosemont (610) 525-8127 (also administers individual ISEE)
    • Mary Ellen Weissman, Ph.D., Bala Cynwyd and Philadelphia (610) 645-8336
    • Bryn Mawr Center for Psychological and Educational Services, (610) 525-2100
  • Step 4: Teacher Recommendations

    We value input from your daughter's preschool teacher. Please provide this form to your daughter's classroom teacher at her current school. Your daughter's teacher should send the completed form directly to the Baldwin Admissions Office. To ensure prompt consideration of your daughter's application, we encourage you to follow-up with your daughter's teacher to ensure the form has been submitted.

    Pre-K - Kindergarten Recommendation Form

Frequently Asked Questions

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Jacquelyn Taylor
Director of Lower School Enrollment
(610) 525-2700 x271
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