Grades 1-4 Admissions Checklist

The Montgomery Academy is accepting applications for both the 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 school year.

Step One: Application
Step Two: Admissions Testing

First Grade

  1. Call Sheree Bodiford, Ph.D. or JoAnne Ray, Ph.D. to schedule an appointment to take the WPPSI-IV. Please see Preparing Your Child for Admissions Testing for more information.
  2. A testing fee of $150 should be paid directly to Dr. Bodiford or Dr. Snider at the time of the appointment.

R. Sheree Bodiford, Ph.D. 
(334) 557-1080
7125 University Court

Dr. Bodiford is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who received her Ph.D. in Combined-Integrated Clinical and Counseling Psychology from the University of South Alabama in 2014.  She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Lawrence Hall Youth Services in Chicago, Illinois.  She completed subsequent intensive training in Autism Spectrum and Developmental Disorders at Glenwood Autism and Behavioral Health Center, Montgomery Clinic. Dr. Bodiford serves as Lead Clinical Psychologist, Director of Psychological Assessment and Treatment Clinic, and Training Director of the Clinical Psychology Training Consortium at Alabama Psychiatry.  

JoAnne Ray, Ph.D.
(334) 239-7139
8650 Minnie Brown Road, Suite 14

Dr. Ray received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Memphis. She completed her residency in Clinical Psychology at the Medical College of Georgia/VA Consortium in 1995. From 1995 to 1999, she was a staff psychologist with the Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System. In 1999, she left that position to start her private practice. 

Second–Fourth Grades

  • Applicants to Grades 2-4 take the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE). The ISEE is taken on a computer and measures verbal reasoning, reading comprehension, quantitative reasoning and math skills.
  • Testing will be scheduled on an individual basis by the Admissions Office once an application is submitted. An email to register the applicant for the test will be sent by Admissions Office with instructions to register through the Education Records Bureau (ISEE).
  • Pay the $200 test fee directly to ISEE once you receive the email link to register.
  • Use the school code 011897 when registering for the test to have the applicant’s test scores sent to the Academy.
  • Out-of-town applicants should contact the Admissions Office regarding testing options.
Step Three: Confidential Teacher Recommendation Form
  • Sign the Confidential Teacher Recommendation Form and give it to one of the applicant's current core subject teachers. Additional recommendations may be submitted, but are not required.
  • To maintain confidentiality, the applicant's teacher should mail or email ( the form to the Director of Admissions.
  • Parents may not hand-deliver the form to MA.
Step Four: Transcript Request Form
  • Sign the Transcript/Records Request Form and give it to principal, head of school or guidance counselor at the applicant's current school.
  • Ask the current school to mail or email the form and a copy of the applicant's transcript directly to the Admissions Office. The current school must send a copy of the applicant's transcript. A formal transcript will be requested should the student enroll at the Academy.
  • Parents may not hand-deliver the form to MA.