In order to be considered for admission, at least one parent or guardian must be genuinely involved and interested in each boy's welfare. This person must be willing to participate in regular family therapy either in person or by telephone/video conferencing, implement home behavior management programs, and take the student home for each scheduled vacation. Continuous communication between home and school is essential.

Attendance at the five week summer session is required for all boys. An admission decision is generally determined within 24 hours following a scheduled day visit. Enrollment date is based upon availability.

We have rolling admissions and are currently interviewing for the Summer 2018 and the 2018-2019 School Year. Please call to discuss an applicant's appropriateness or send a recent Psychological Evaluation for us to review.

Admission Process

Submit the following materials to the Admissions Director for review:

  • Current psychological testing including the WISC IV or WISC V
  • Personality testing, if available
  • Current school reports including transcript and grades
  • Current ISP/IEP, if appropriate
  • Speech and Language, Occupational Therapy reports, if appropriate

After review of records, you will be contacted by someone in Admissions regarding the decision to schedule a day visit.

If a visit is scheduled, complete the school application forms and submit them, along with a non-refundable $150.00 application fee, prior to the visit.

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Little Keswick School, in providing any educational service, will adhere to a policy of racial nondiscrimination. LKS will admit students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at LKS. LKS will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its student admission policies, employment policies, educational policies, and athletic or other school-administered programs.


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Applications and Forms

Please click on the BestNotes link to fill out our on-line application. Please complete the application after you have sent in your admissions materials listed above. You will need to create an account and will be able to save your work and return to the application as necessary until it is completed.

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Please download the following Application Forms in PDF format:

LKS Application
Parents Rights
General Release of Information
Teacher Questionnaire

Admissions Office Contact Information

Ms. Terry Columbus, Director
Phone: 434-295-0457 ext. 14
Fax: 434-977-1892

Melissa Dagitz, Assistant Director
Phone: 434-295-0457 ext. 15
Fax: 434-977-1892

As we look ahead, we now can do so with optimism and hope and confidence that (our son) will find his way and continue on the positive path that you've shown him. The work you do at LKS is so important and we've seen firsthand how it can truly change a boy's life.
— A parent from California