Criteria for Admission
We focus on educating students with average to above-average cognitive abilities and at least one of the following:
- A learning disability in reading, math, or writing, including dyslexia
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Difficulty with organization
- Poor study skills
- Inconsistent motivation or achievement
Students applying to Tampa Day School should fall into one of these categories.
If you’ve taken a tour and decided Tampa Day School can help your student with learning differences thrive, you’re ready to begin the admissions process.
Contact us today through this convenient online form, and we’ll help walk you through the admissions process.
Four Steps to Admission
If you’re ready to apply, contact us today and we will help you through the four steps to admission.
Step 1: Initial Parent Meeting
- Discuss your child’s needs and past experiences
- Review records and evaluations
- Tour the school (if you haven’t already toured)
- Complete an overview of admissions paperwork
- Schedule a student shadow date
Step 2: Pre-Admission Evaluation
- Full evaluation or admission testing for your child
- School observation or former teacher recommendation form
Step 3: Committee Review and Decision
- Admission Committee meets and reviews previous evaluations, as well as student shadow information, and makes a decision whether or not admission is appropriate.
- At this point, you will be contacted to discuss the results of the decision.
- If your child is admitted, we schedule time with you to come in with your completed admissions paperwork, registration payment, and tuition contract.
- Schedule your child’s start date at Tampa Day School!
Step 4: Orientation, Diagnostic Teaching, and Intervention Planning
- A parent-student orientation is held on the first day of enrollment.
- In some instances, if admission is questionable, a student may be enrolled for two weeks for a period of diagnostic teaching. At the end of two weeks, an intervention plan will be developed and shared with you. This may or may not result in admission.