Admission Process


It’s Not All About the Numbers

UCDS uses standardized test results as one component for building an overall picture of your child as a learner. When combined with the other application materials, the testing information helps us better understand each child’s unique learning style. Admissions at UCDS are not determined by a test-score threshold.


Testing Requirements and Resources

Testing is only required for kindergarten through fifth grade applicants. Eligibility for kindergarten is determined by the UCDS birth date policy. An applicant must be five years old by June 1st, 2022 to apply for kindergarten.

UCDS accepts the following IQ tests:

  • WPPSI-IV (for children under age six)
  • WISC-V  (for children age six and older)
  • KABC II*
*Note: The KABC II may or may not be accepted by other independent schools that require IQ testing as part of the admission process.

If the cost of testing is a financial hardship for your family, please contact our CFO, Stephanie Cisakowski or call 206-547-8237. UCDS has partnerships with several local psychologists who offer a sliding scale fee for IQ testing based on household income and family size.

Suggested Psychologists

Below is a list of suggested testers/psychologists that are offering testing this year following health guidelines and procedures. Please contact the psychologist to learn more about their procedures for in-person testing. You are free to consult with a tester who is not on this list. We recommend you schedule testing as soon as possible. Psychologist schedules fill quickly. Results can be sent to UCDS by the tester or the family.

* Indicates psychologists who administer the KABC II.

ABCD, Inc. – 206-569-3361
*Caitlin Ames- 206-659-9431
Karen Barnes – 206-659-9718
Amy Bohlander – 206-289-0634
Molly Cevasco – 510-646-1595
Belle Chenault – 206-465-8068
Carol Cole – 206-329-8393
*Kate Daderko – 206-395-6405
Taja Estrada – 206-627-0033
*Julia Gorelik – 206-486-6759
Jessica Greenson – 206-658-5512
Yumi Hiraga – 206-729-2829
Fred Provenzano – 206-361-2343
Amy Summers – 206-522-4104
Angela Hungelmann – 206-729-2829
Ronnie Cunningham – 206-335-8783
Sharon Xie – 206-257-0134

Steven Katz – 425-688-7675
Kristi Kwon – 425-635-0665

Mariam Araujo – 206-226-9689
*Crystal Gray –

Frances Douglass – 425-478-9624