Application Process

Grade 9 Class Visiting & Assessment

Shore’s goal in screening applicants for any grade level is a happy and successful placement in our educational community. With this goal in mind, we invite Grade 9 candidates for a day of class visiting (9:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.) to round out our personal understanding of each child your child to experience our community and their peer group at Shore. 

Candidates visit in classrooms of their current grade so that they are with their peers and will be assigned a host "buddy."

Registering for a Class Visit
An Admissions application form must be submitted prior to registering for a visit day. To schedule your visit, please email Ali Jahn, Registration for class visits will be allowed beginning on December 15, 2019. Each child must complete a classroom visit on one of the days outlined below:

Tuesday, January 14, 2020: 9:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 23, 2020: 9:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 5, 2020: 9:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 20, 2020: 9:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

If your child is are applying to Shore in lieu of other secondary school choices and proceeding with the December 1 early application deadline, please contact Ali Jahn,, to discuss your options for a class visit.

Registering for Assessment
Candidates to Grade 9 are also required to submit ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam) or SSAT scores. The ISEE is offered at various schools on the North Shore, including Shore. Shore offers the ISEE on January 25, 2020, but it can be taken anywhere it is offered. The fee for the ISEE is paid directly to ISEE at the time of registration. 

For Grade 9 candidates who have already completed either ISEE or SSAT testing, simply add Shore Country Day School as a test score recipient. Our school code is 222638.