Process and Timelines

Inquiries regarding our application process are welcome throughout the school year. Please call the Admission Office to receive an information packet or simply inquire online here.

How our Application Process works:

When you decide to apply, the application process involves these 5 steps:
1. Prospective students must meet the following entrance age requirements: 

Preschool 3s
Preschool 4s
Junior Kindergarten
Kindergarten
1st Grade
2nd Grade 

3 years old by February 28 (following year)
4 years old by September 1
5 years old by December 31
5 years old by September 1
6 years old by September 1
7 years old by September 1 

2. A scheduled school visit/tour by parents or guardians.

3. Submission of completed application and supplemental materials and $65.00 application fee.

4. A scheduled prospective student visit. During the visit, Preschool children spend time in the classroom with other applicants and a teacher. Older children spend time learning and playing with current students in the grade level into which the child is applying.

  • For incoming Preschool 3s and 4s, we schedule a 30-45 minute visit.
  • For incoming Junior Kindergarten, the student visit is half-day.
  • From Kindergarten through 2nd Grade, the student visits full day.

5. Submission of Student transcripts and Teacher recommendation and other relevant records from prior school(s), if applicable. 

For Preschool admissions, acceptance is on a rolling basis.

For Kindergarten through 2nd Grade, the application and all supporting documents are due by February 1st, 2018 for admission the following school year.

In accordance with the guidelines of the Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington (AISGW):

  • Admission decision notification will be March 2, 2018.
  • Enrollment contract due date is March 16, 2018. A $1,000 deposit is required at time of contract signing. This is applied to tuition.

Late applicants will be considered based upon availability. 

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