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 4 steps:

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

Call 301-365-1100, or email:

2. Submission of completed online application. A $65.00 application fee will be charged.

3. Submission of student transcripts and teacher recommendation forms, and other relevant records from prior school(s), if applicable. (Transcript Release Form). Teacher recommendations and transcripts must be sent directly to Harbor by mail, or emailed to:

Teacher recommendation form for PS-1st grade applicants (fillable pdf)

Teacher recommendation form for 2nd grade applicants (fillable pdf)

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, we schedule a 30-60 minute visit.
  • For incoming Junior Kindergarten, the student visit is half-day.
  • From Kindergarten through 2nd Grade, the student visits for a full day.

For Preschool admissions, acceptance is on a rolling basis.

For Junior Kindergarten through 2nd Grade, the application and all supporting documents, including financial aid application, are due by February 14, 2020 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 6, 2020.
  • Enrollment contract due date is March 20, 2020. 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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