An application for admission to Carden Academy of Basic Education must be accompanied by a non-refundable processing and testing fee of $100. Receipt of these items initiates the application process. Parents will subsequently be notified of a testing date. For all grades, acceptance to Carden Academy is based on the results of a standardized entrance test and a comprehensive evaluation of each student by a trained Carden teacher. All information so gathered is completely discussed with parents but is otherwise held in confidence. We admit students of any race, color, national, and ethnic origin. Any student entering Carden Academy above the level of Kindergarten will be required to attend our summer school program. This time in the classroom is necessary for new students to learn our specialized curriculum and lays the foundation for many years of partnership which will ensure your child's future success at Carden Academy.