An independent, college preparatory school, grades Transitional Kindergarten through 12

We exist to Inspire

Providence Day School exists to inspire in its students a passion for learning, a commitment to personal integrity, and a sense of social responsibility

Testing Requirements

Providence Day School has carefully selected specific screening instruments to help determine the match between prospective students and students currently enrolled at PDS. Depending on the grade level, a student's cognitive ability, readiness level, and academic achievement skills also are measured.

For additional assistance, you also can call the Providence Day School Admissions Office at 704-887-7040.


For more information on the Charlotte Area Independent School (CAIS) 2019-20 "Consortium for Applicant Assessment for Transitional Kindergarten through Grade 4," download the CAIS Brochure


For all students applying to multiple schools for 5th-12th grade, the consortium of Charlotte Area Independent Schools has contracted with the Educational Records Bureau (ERB) to conduct the Independent Schools Entrance Exam (ISEE).

The ISEE consists of verbal and quantitative ability tests, mathematics, and reading comprehension achievement tests, and a written essay. The ability tests measure a student's ability to learn; the achievement tests, including the essay, show how well the student understands the concepts already studied.

The online guide and online test registration can be accessed at the ISEE website, which contains general information, registration procedures, and sample test questions.


Please contact the Admissions Office for assistance accommodating any special needs you may have.