Charlotte Area Independent Schools (CAIS)

Dr. Lisa Pennington also serves as a member of the private schools' admissions team (CAIS). 
CAIS Admissions Testing is appropriate for any child who will be eligible for JK/TK, Kindergarten or Grades 1-4 the following school year.  Applicants receive a cognitive assessment recommended by the Charlotte Area Independent Schools (CAIS) which includes the following:


  • Rising JK/TK, K and Grade 1 applications receive the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence (WPPSI-IV)

  • Rising grades 2-4 applicants are administered the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-V)


The standardized cognitive assessment is one of the tools used to provide parents and schools with an objective, standardized evaluation of your child for admissions purposes.    


Preschool Graduation Ceremony

Participating Schools

CAIS Brochure