Bright and independent-thinking students discover that Realms is a place where they feel valued and are given the opportunity and guidance to develop their academic, social, and artistic strengths. The atmosphere at Realms is supportive, engaging, and filled with enthusiasm.

The Realms admission process will help you discover how Realms can be the school where your child reaches his or her full potential.

If you feel your child would thrive at Realms, we encourage you to call us to make an appointment to see what Realms is all about, and to explore us as an option for your child. Come visit and experience Realms first hand.

Contact us to answer your questions or set up an appointment.

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Realms of inquiry

4998 S Galleria Drive, Murray, UT 84123




A cognitive evaluation helps us assess the learning strengths and needs of a student. As a gifted and talented program, we recommend that applicants take the WISC V.  We can accept previous testing if the test administrator has certified the validity of the test. The testing usually takes from two to three hours. Estimated cost is about $250-$300. If the cost or timeliness of testing is an major obstacle to your application, contact us. We are able to administer an in-house test and/or portfolio evaluation.

You are welcome to use any licensed professional trained in administering and evaluating the appropriate test (see recommended tests below). Below, you will find a list of testers familiar with Realms. Please call one of them, or, one of your own choosing, and make an appointment for testing. If you are using a tester other than those mentioned here, please arrange for the results to be sent to Realms. Our fax number is 801.590.7701.

The following testers are familiar with our school and have tested many of our applicants:

·         Denise F. Goldsmith, Ph.D., Contact: 801.263.3335

·         Dr. Julia Jacobs, Psy.D., Contact 801.300.0466



Why is testing required?

     The primary purpose of testing is to help ensure that every student is placed in the educational setting that is best for him or her. Test scores are one of several measures used to evaluate how well the Realms program would work for a potential student. Other factors we look at include self-motivation and self-discipline; previous school experience; interests, passions, and hobbies; and development in non-intellectual areas, such as social, emotional, spiritual, and physical. These are assessed through a written application, an interview, and a classroom visit.

Does every student get tested?

     Testing is required for all students 6th through 12th grade.

Does Realms do the testing? How much does it cost?

     Testing is done privately, outside of Realms. Parents are welcome to use the qualified professional of their choice. We list professionals who have done admissions testing for many Realms students. In some circumstances, we can accept previous I.Q. test scores, but achievement test scores must be from the current school year. Charges vary from one professional to another, but typically range between $250 and $300.

Online Application

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Please indicate which academic year you are applying for
Please Select which grade your student is applying for.
1 Parent/Guardian *
1 Parent/Guardian
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Address *
Resides with Student *
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2 Parent/Guardian
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Please enter Name, Relationship, and Phone Number of anyone not already listed that has legal custody of the student.
Emergency Contacts
In an unusual or emergency situation, attempts will be made to contact parents/guardians first. The following individuals are authorized to pick up my child from school, receive emergency information, and authorize medical care if parents/guardians are not available. Please enter at least 2 contacts different from previously identified parents/guardians.
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Please provide the names and numbers for at least 2 adults who could provide a reference for the student applicant. At least one should be a teacher or administrator from his/her most recent school. One may be an adult who knows the student through extra curricular activities (sports, arts, work, service).
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Has your child ever been dismissed or suspended from school for disciplinary reasons? *
Has your child ever been dismissed or suspended from school for health reasons? *
Required Documentation
I understand that I am required to provide a copy of my child's birth certificate and proof of immunizations (or current waiver from the Department of Health).
I understand that my child will require a passport for international travel and that I will need to provide a copy to the school *
Student Section
Please have the applicant bring handwritten responses to the following questions on a separate paper. Please consider responses carefully, as they are important in the selection process.
Pre-Interview Questions

Realms – a cooperative school in Utah for gifted students – welcomes international student applicants as we are an I-20 school accepting students on F1 non-immigrant visas.

We are not an English as a Second Language (ESL) school and must enroll students proficient in English.

Online Application Link: Realms/AISU International Student Application

All applications must be in English, and accompanied by the following:

  1. A copy of current passport
  2. A non-refundable $100.00 application fee
  3. Proof of immunization
  4. Complete transcript of your academic records
  5. Financial documentation

International students who attended Realms in the past came from:

  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Scotland
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • China

Several families in the Realms community have opened their home in the past to international students for a school year. If you need help finding a host family please contact us.