Admission Process

Please stay tuned for up-to-date admission information for school year 2021-22. Due to COVID-19 our usual application process will be different. Check for updates here. 


Open Enrollment
Although we normally begin the year fully enrolled, occasionally spots become available during the school year. If you hope to apply for the current school year, please call the office at (202) 742-1980 to inquire about the waitlist and the likelihood of a mid-year admittance.

Special Needs Applicants
Making sure that we are the right school for helping each child grow and learn is our top priority. We save a significant number of spots for children with a variety of challenges but are most successful with children who are interested in socializing with others and have some language abilities. After the application process is completed, children with known special needs are invited to come to a playdate with a parent.  The playdate gives us a chance to get to know your child  and ensure that our program will meet his or her needs and help him or her to develop well under our care.

If you have any questions about your child's needs and the application process, our Inclusion Co-ordinator, Kathrin Gilbert, will be happy to talk with you about your child. Her extension is 208.

Application Fee
An application fee of $75 is required and can be submitted in person, or by mail. We do not require testing or an interview for general admission. Your application is incomplete without the application fee.

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