For prospective parents* interested in kindergarten. KOH days
include a campus tour, observation of a kindergarten class, and
a question and answer session with our Head of School, Lower
School Head, Director of Admission, and current kindergarten
Thursday, January 8, 2015
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Postponed until February 3
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
The Admission Office, Barton House
*We will have the opportunity to meet prospective kindergarten
students at a later date, during the screenings.
Each student applying for a place in kindergarten must attend a
screening as part of the application process. Each screening
session takes place over two days. On the first day parents
accompany their children to the kindergarten classroom at 3:45
p.m. When your child is settled we ask that the parents adjourn
with Julia Flannery, Shelley Jackson, and Kimberly Loughlin to a
nearby classroom. This afternoon session (about 45 minutes)
allows the children to get comfortable with each other, the
teachers, and the space before participating the next day
without you nearby. The next morning the children return eager
to reconnect with new friends. The second day's session begins
with an 8:30 a.m. drop-off at the admission office and ends with
a 10:00 a.m. pick-up also at the admission office. The child’s
application, school records, and a teacher evaluation must be
submitted to the admission office prior to the screening.
The screening dates for kindergarten applications for fall 2015
Wednesday, 2/11 3:45-4:30 pm and Thursday, 2/12 8:30-10:00 am
Tuesday, 2/17 3:45-4:30 pm and Wednesday, 2/18 8:30-10:00 am
Wednesday, 2/18 3:45-4:30 pm and Thursday, 2/19 8:30-10:00 am
To register for any of the above events, please call
413-774-4209. Be sure to indicate how many people will attend
and the name, current school, and grade of the admission
candidate(s). Thank you!
We welcome families to come to other community events such as
the Fall Bazaar, Spring Fling, and other events. If you see an
event listed on our web site in the Look Ahead, call the
admission office to inquire about attendance.
Independent School Fair
Bement is pleased to host the Pioneer Valley Independent School
Fair on Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
in the Kittredge Building. Independent schools participating
represent pre-school through grade 12 and post graduate.
Information sessions on topics such as how to apply for
financial aid, finding the right match, and advice on applying
to schools will take place from 11-12. The event is free and
open to the public. Registration is not required. Please contact
Kim Loughlin in the admission office at Bement at 413-774-4209
if you have any questions.
Below are the names of the schools participating in the 2014
Academy at Charlemont
Amherst Montessori School
The Bement School
Eagle Hill School
High Mowing School
The MacDuffie School
Miss Hall’s School
The Montessori School of Northampton
Northfield Mount Hermon School
The Putney School
Smith College Campus School
Wilbraham & Monson Academy
The Williston Northampton School
The Winchendon School
Lower and Upper School Open House
Prospective parents* of applicants interested in applying to
grade 1-9 are welcome to come and learn more about Bement
through a campus tour, classroom observation, and panel
discussion with current teachers and administrators.
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
*We will have the opportunity to meet prospective students at a
later date, during their class visit and interview.