Q What are the admission requirements to attend Triad?
There is no entrance exam or IQ testing required. Although, it is helpful to have test results to get a sense of the student, but we do not require it. Admission to Triad is mostly based on interviews with the family and student. A typical student at Triad works at or above his or her traditional grade level, demonstrates curiosity, is engaged in learning, and has strong family involvement.
We believe not every school is right for every student. It is essential to match the school, the student and the student’s family in order for students to be successful. When the match is right, the school, the student and the family become a team and all parties are responsible for a student’s success.
Q How do I enroll my child in Triad?
- The first step is to talk to the director at Triad. You may call or email. You will be asked general questions regarding your child, for example, behavior, peer interaction, interests. You will be asked about their academic level at their current school. If your child is enrolling into kindergarten you will be asked if you child is reading, counting, etc.
- Next step would be to arrange a shadow day. Your child will visit Triad for the day. They will partake in classes with other students.
- If all goes well on the shadow day you will be asked to fill out an enrollment application.
Q What is the yearly tuition at Triad?
$16,000. Tuition covers most expenses, excluding but not limited to: laptops, accessories for laptops, violins, uniforms, before/after care, field trip costs.
Q Does Triad offer scholarships?
Triad offers partial scholarships. On average there is one scholarship per year, per level, to high ability students with financial needs. These students generally work 1-2 grade levels above their peers. Demonstrate high level of curiosity and are engaged learners.
Q How do I apply for a scholarship?
The first step is to talk to the director at Triad. You may call or email. You will be asked about their academic level at their current school. You will also be asked general questions regarding your child, for example, behavior, peer interaction, interests.
Q Does Triad’s curriculum align with Common Core standards (www.greatschools.org/gk/articles/common-core-state-standards-what-are-they/)?
Yes, Triad’s students meet and usually exceed these standards.
Q In what ways is Triad like traditional schools?
Triad’s students still write papers, do research projects, book reports, and give presentations. Although Triad is different from other schools, we realize our students will still have to transition into a traditional atmosphere once leaving Triad. Our teachers will work with the family to ensure the student is prepared to go to the next school, whether it is the Davidson Academy, Monogue, Sage Ridge or into Washoe County School District.
Q What sets Triad apart from other schools?
- Triad has the lowest student to teacher ratios in Reno.
- Triad is a small school.
Because of this small size and customized curriculum, our students cannot “fall through the cracks”. The parents have a direct line of communication with the directors and the teachers. Your concerns will be heard and dealt with to our best ability.
- Triad has a custom curriculum.
Other schools may say they can level up or level down to meet their students’ needs. However, this is very difficult to truly do in a traditional classroom. The school may be able to supplement the students’ curriculum but the student is still required to stay in line with the rest of the class.
- Reno’s only school with a SEL Curriculum (www.casel.org/social-and-emotional-learning/frequently-asked-questions/).
Triad has partnered with Theory and Practice (www.theoryandpracticereno.com), a local group of psychologist, to provide a SEL Curriculum (www.casel.org/social-and-emotional-learning/frequently-asked-questions/)
- Triad’s academic assessments are administered one on one by a third party. Triad could do this in house but we believe we should turn to people who are trained and unbiased.
- Triad students have:
- Spanish taught 4 days a week
- Violin 4 days a week
- Hands on Science – Hands-on Science encourages learning by doing. This form of education encourages children to experience science by participating in experiments.