Process and Timelines

Inquiries regarding our application process are welcome throughout the school year. Please call the Admission Office to request more information 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: to set up a meeting. We can have our initial conversation via phone or video conference, and can also schedule individual, in-person tours after school has dismissed. (3:30-5:00pm)

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-3rd grade applicants (fillable pdf)

4. A scheduled prospective student visit.
For the 2021-22 school year, we are keeping our students and teachers safe by maintaining socially distanced cohorts. For this reason, we are restructuring our student visit process, and will be meeting prospective students outside of school hours, or virtually.

For Preschool admissions, acceptance is on a rolling basis.

For Junior Kindergarten through 3rd Grade, the application is due January 21, 2022, and all supporting documents, including financial aid application, are due by February 4, 2022 for the 2022-2023 school year.

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

  • Admission decision notification will be March 4, 2022.
  • Enrollment contract due date is March 18, 2022. A 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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