Applying to St. John’s
Our goal is to make the application process as smooth and informational as possible, so that you as the parent can make the very best educational decision for your child. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have along the way.
Click here to learn more about our Preschool/3 and Preschool/4 program, and to apply.
Kindergarten – 8th Grade
Click here for a printable check list of the application process.
1. Schedule a tour of the campus
Contact the Admissions Office to arrange an initial visit to St. John’s. 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 also tour our campus, observe classes in session, and speak one-on-one with teachers.
2. Complete the Application and Parent Questionnaire
These may be requested either by phone at 301-774-6804, or downloaded.
There is a non-refundable $75 application fee for each student. St. John’s accepts checks or credit card.
Application deadline: February 1.
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 rolling basis, depending on class openings.
3. Schedule a Student Visitation/Shadow Day
Preschool/3 and 4
Applicants will attend a Preschool Playdate on a Saturday, February 25 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. If you submit your application after February 25, an individual play date will be arranged.
Applicants will attend a Kindergarten Assessment on a Saturday, February 25 at 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. During the visit, teachers and administrators will observe and interact with the children as they play with each other. 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. If you submit your application after February 25, an individual assessment will be arranged.
Grades 1 – 8 Please note: the last day for Shadow visits for prospective students is Wednesday, May 31.
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
Teacher recommendation forms are required for all students who are currently enrolled in a preschool or K-8 school. Teacher Recommendation forms are included in the Application packet or online:
Grades K – 1: One form required
Grades 2 – 8: Two forms required
5. Submit School Transcripts
Transcripts are required for all students applying to Grades 1 – 8. A Transcript Release form is included in the Application packet or online:
Transcript Release form.
6. 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.
For more information please contact:
Director of Admissions
301-774-6804, ext. 160