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Preschool Application Process - Click Here

Kindergarten - 8th Grade - The following steps will guide you through the application process:

1. Schedule a tour of the campus
Contact the Admissions Office or complete an online inquiry to arrange an initial visit to the School. During your visit, you will have the opportunity to meet the Head of School, Tom Stevens, and the Director of Admissions, Margaret Curry.  You will receive a tour of the campus and facilities, as well as observe classes in session.

2. Request an Application Packet
There are several ways to obtain our Application.  We are happy to mail an Admissions packet to you; please call the Admissions Office at 301-774-6804.  Alternatively, you may download the Admissions Application or complete the Application on-line.  If you choose to download the application or complete it on-line, please download and submit our Parent Questionnaire.

It may be helpful to download our Application Checklist

3. Schedule a Student Visitation/Shadow Day
Preschool/3 and 4
Applicants will attend a Preschool Playdate on a Saturday, February 21 at 9:00 - 9:45 a.m.  During the visit, teachers will observe and interact with the children as they play with each other and visit various activity stations in the classroom.  Parents are required to stay for this visit, which will last approximately 45 minutes.

Applicants will attend a Kindergarten Assessment on a Saturday, February 21 at either 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  During the visit, teachers and administrators will observe and interact with the children as they play with each. Your child will also be individually assessed with activities which will help us determine their Kindergarten readiness. Parents are asked to drop off their child and return for them after 1 hour.

Grades 1 - 8 
Students applying to enter grades 1 - 8 will come to St. John's on a full regular school day and follow a shadow guide from their current grade.  During the prospective student's visit, the school will complete an assessment of the student's skills and abilities. 

Note: Based on the school's assessment, additional testing may be requested.

4. Submit Teacher Recommendations and School Transcripts
Teacher recommendation forms are required for all students who are currently enrolled in a preschool or K-8 school. Transcripts are also required for all students applying to Grades 1 - 8. Transcript Request forms are included in the Application packet or online (click here). Teacher Recommendation forms are also included in the Application packet or online (Grades K - 1: One form required; Grades 2 - 8: Two forms required).

5. Enrollment Decisions
Once all steps are completed, the Admissions Team will make a decision based on multiple factors, including the student’s transcripts, teacher recommendations, assessment results, school visit and the availability of space in the grade that the student is applying.  Admission decisions are mailed on a rolling basis.

Application deadline: Applications received by February 1 will be given first consideration, with decisions to be mailed by the beginning of March.  Applications received after February 1 will be considered on a space-available basis.

Application Fee: A non-refundable application fee of $75.00, payable to St. John's Episcopal School, must accompany the application. Applications will not be considered prior to the submission of the appropriate fee.


Current Parents - New Student Referral Incentive Program
Our Student Referral Incentive Program, allows current parents to receive a tuition credit of up to $1,000 when they refer a new student, who enrolls at St. John's.  Click here to download the application and information form.

 For more information please contact:

Margaret Curry
Director of Admissions
301-774-6804, ext. 160