Entrance Evaluations are required for all candidates.
Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten
Applicants meet with the Associate Director of Admission and/or Cannon teachers to participate in developmental readiness assessments. Additionally, applicants participate in a play-date in late December or January. The assessment and play-date are scheduled through the Admission Office.
Applicants take the Children's Progress Academic Assessment (CPAA), and reading and writing grade level assessments administered by the Associate Director of Admission and/or Cannon teachers. In addition, applicants have a visit day at Cannon. Dates for the assessment and visit days can be found on the admission timeline
, and can be scheduled through the Admission Office.
Applicants for grades 4-12 take the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE).
Grade 4 applicants take the Primary level, ISEE. This is an online test administered at Cannon during a scheduled assessment day for grades 1-4. The fee for the exam is paid directly to the testing company, ERB. To register for the Primary level ISEE, please call the Cannon Admission Office at 704-721-7199.
applicants take the ISEE. Parents or guardians may register their child for a group testing date listed on the ISEE website. Cannon School is listed as a testing site. The fee for the exam is paid directly to the testing company, ERB, at the time of registration. Please visit www.iseetest.org
for more information and to register.
: Student visits Cannon School.
- Please complete the Visitor Medical Information Form, and bring it with you on your visit day.
- Cannon Lower, Middle and Upper School students adhere to a dress code. It is not a requirement that our visitors dress according to the dress code. However, the Cannon School dress codes can be viewed in the links above for your reference.
- The Admission Office invites student visitors to eat lunch in our dining hall as our guest. Lunch menus can be found here.
: Cannon School will send the results of the admission process and an invitation of acceptance, if applicable, to you.