The first step in the admissions process is a tour of our school. Parents may arrange for a tour in several ways: by calling 703-491-1444; emailing firstname.lastname@example.org; or filling out the tour request form found on the homepage of our website. Prospective families may choose to tour the school with or without their child. If parents decide to initiate the admissions process, they return the requisite paperwork and documents to us (in person or via email), and bring their child in to meet our administrators and teachers, and see the classroom.
At this visit, our administrators will conduct an interview with the prospective family, including the child if possible.
Prospective students in grades 1st – 8th may come and visit a class or shadow a student for an entire school day. The prospective student will be matched with a current student of similar age and will attend and participate in that student’s classes and activities for the day.
If our administrators determine that a child would be a good fit at our school, the school will make an offer of admission. Parents then meet with the school’s administration to go over details of enrollment, discuss individual goals for their child, and sign an enrollment contract.
Parents should note that because we stringently cap our class sizes and teacher/student ratios at all grade levels, we sometimes have a waiting list. Administrators will advise all prospective families at the outset of a tour if there is a waiting list for their child's grade level.