Charlotte Area Independent Schools

Dr. Lisa Pennington’s allotted times for CAIS (Charlotte Area Independent Schools) 2024-2025 admissions testing are currently full.  Please check with the below CAIS Brochure for several psychologists in the area available for these services.

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.

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

A woman teaching a child a to write
School Days

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)


Contact Us


Our New Location

2813 Coltsgate Road, Suite 200

Charlotte, NC 28211

Phone: (704) 362-3123

Fax: (704) 943-7272

Email:  info@lisapennington.com

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