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Choosing a school for your family is an important decision that goes well beyond numbers and statistics. Our goal through the admissions process is to help you get to know the adults you will entrust to guide your child, the students with whom they will build friendships, and the other families who will form the community in which your child will flourish. We will help you to get to know the ins and outs of what it means to be a “Creeker,” and help you to begin to make connections within the Indian Creek Community.

We invite you to experience Indian Creek in many different ways. This website can help you to begin your exploration of many facets of Indian Creek School. We also invite you to follow our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages for an insider’s look at the Creek. Contact our Admissions Office to schedule a tour today!
The best way to get to know Indian Creek School is to visit. From our warm, welcoming Open Houses to individual campus tours, shadow days, sporting events, or theater productions, there are many opportunities to visit “The Creek.” We often hear from our students parents that they knew they belonged here the moment they stepped in the door.

Open House Events

We will offer student and teacher information panels, followed by Question & Answer sessions. These presentations will be followed by student- and parent-led tours so that you can observe our classes in action. Information will also be available about our rich arts and athletics programs, extra-curricular opportunities, extended day program, bus service, and financial aid.

Lower School Fall Open House
Pre-K3 through Grade 6
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
9:00-11:00 a.m.
680 Evergreen Road, Crownsville
Click here to register.

Upper School Fall Open House
Grades 7-12
Sunday, November 11, 2018
1:00-3:00 p.m.
1130 Anne Chambers Way, Crownsville
Click here to register.

Upper School Winter Open House
Grades 7-12
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
9:00-11:00 a.m.
1130 Anne Chambers Way, Crownsville
Click here to register.

Lower School Spring Open House
Pre-K3 through Grade 6
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
9:00-11:00 a.m.
680 Evergreen Road, Crownsville
Click here to register.

Welcome Wednesdays

Please join us for a “Welcome Wednesday!” Prospective students and parents are invited to drop in to both campuses for a tour to get to know our program, faculty, and culture! There will be a tour and table discussion during each event. Students are welcome to attend with parents.

Welcome Wednesdays will take place on the following Wednesdays from 9:30-11:00 a.m. at both campuses:
October 3
December 5
January 9
February 6
April 3
May 8

No RSVP necessary, but please don’t hesitate contact our Admission Office with any questions.

Discovery Days

for Children Ages 2-4 years old and their parents

Our Discovery Days offer parents with young children a chance to participate in enrichment activities taught by our innovative early childhood specialists. Parents or caregivers are encouraged to attend and participate. Through the eyes of the authors listed below, we will explore various themes and discover the wonders in the world around us.

October - Online Discovery Day
Fun with Nursery Rhymes: Down by the Station
Find out the kinds of activities we enjoy at our onside Discovery days in the comfort of your own home. Click here to access our online Discovery Day. You will meet our teachers in the videos as you get a glimpse into the fun we have at ICS.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Bear and Duck, by Kate Hudson
Have you ever wished you could be someone else?
What would happen if a bear became a duck or a duck became a bear?
Use your imagination and come find out.
Click here to register.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Sneezy the Snowman, by Maureen Wright         
Oh no, a snowman that doesn’t like to be cold.
How can that be? How can friends help?
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Tuesday, February 12, 2019 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Ollie’s Valentine, by Olivier Dunrea
Everyone seems to have a Valentine card.
Who is going to make a Valentine for Ollie?
Join us in creating cards for people we love and care about.
Maybe there will even be a surprise Valentine treat!
Click here to register.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Kite Day: A Bear and Mole Book, Will Hillenbrand
March brings us windy, springy days. What could be more
fun than to have a kite ready to fly when the wind blows?
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Tuesday, April 9, 2019 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Red Rubber Boot Day, Mary Lyn Ray
Hooray for rain for in the springtime as it brings us glorious mud.
Come dressed for some muddy fun and creativity.
Click here to register.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Flower Garden, by Eve Bunting
What could be a more beautiful gift for a mom than a
colorful garden planted with love?
Whether is it Mother’s Day, a birthday or any spring day, the gift of flowers is a beautiful surprise.
Dig in and discover the joys of planting.
Click here to register.

Admissions Calendar

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    26

    Admission Testing for Grades 2-6

    Indian Creek School Admission Testing Overview for Students Applying to Grades 2-6

    What will the testing consist of?

    At the beginning of the screening session, applicants will participate in a small group icebreaker session with our Lower School Learning Specialist. This activity will help the students to relax and feel more comfortable before the testing begins, and will also allow us to observe the student in a group environment. Following this, students will take a computer-based Reading Assessment. This assessment is untimed, but typically takes about 30-45 minutes to complete. After the Reading Assessment, the students will be asked to complete a short writing sample. The children will be given a choice to either type their sample or write it by hand. After the Writing Sample is complete, we will take a short break. During this break, the children will have an opportunity to have a snack and use the restroom. We will also take them on a quick school tour and get some much-needed movement. The final piece of the test will be a computer based Math Assessment. This Math assessment is simply a survey that will give us information about what Math skills the student has mastered, and just as importantly, what he or she is ready to learn next. The Math test is untimed, but typically takes about 30-45 minutes to complete.

    What type of Reading and Math Assessments will be given?

    Indian Creek School uses the Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®) tests in the areas of Reading Comprehension and Mathematics to determine each student’s instructional level in comparison to our current population, and to ensure that our program is a good fit. The MAP test is given to our current students to measure academic growth throughout the school year, and from year to year. MAP tests are unique in that they adapt to be appropriate for each child’s level of learning. If a student answers a question correctly, the test increases the difficulty in the next question given. Conversely, if a student answers a question incorrectly, a less-difficult problem will be offered next. This fine-tuning continues until a student reaches a baseline of a 50% success rate, and we have an indication of exactly where that student is in a variety of academic areas. As a result, each student has the same opportunity to succeed and maintain a positive attitude toward testing. And with MAP tests, we can administer shorter tests for admission placement, while still receiving detailed, accurate information about your child’s abilities. We are truly excited to have this tool which will allow us to hone in on every child’s individual growth and achievement. If you are interested in learning more about this test, you can find detailed information at www.nwea.org.

    Should I be worried if my child has never taken a test like this before?

    We realize that this type of testing (and sometimes any testing at all) is a new experience for most children. Our screening session is structured to ensure that we have a number of educators working with our applicants. We have activities in place to help the children to feel comfortable and alleviate any anxiety. Before the testing begins, the students are given a very detailed overview about what to expect, and even show them a “practice” video. While the testing session is taking place, our teachers are working closely with the students to make sure that they are progressing as they should be. If a child typically receives accommodations during testing, please let us know. These supports can also be provided during the MAP screening upon request.
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Visit the Creek

Lower School

To visit the Evergreen Campus (grades Pre-K3 - 6)
please call 410-923-3660
or email admission@indiancreekschool.org

Upper School

To visit the Crownsville Campus (grades 7-12)
please call 410-849-5151
or email admission@indiancreekschool.org