Admission Process

Step 1: Schedule a Meeting


The first step in the admission process is to call 703-691-3040 and schedule a meeting. The student should be present at this interview, which typically runs for an hour. Please note that we do not accept seniors.

Step 2: Apply


After the interview, if you wish to apply for enrollment, you will need to submit the following application materials:

  • A completed application form
  • Copies of recent academic records
  • Copies of educational test reports and other relevant evaluations
  • A graded essay written by the student
  • Two Confidential Teacher Recommendation forms—at least one from a current teacher—mailed directly to the school by the teacher
  • A recent small photograph of the applicant, attached to the application
  • The $50 application fee

Step 3: Visit


Once all application documents are submitted, the main office will call or email you to arrange an all-day visit for the student to attend classes and get a sense of our school culture.


Step 4: Final Decision


We will inform you of our admission decision as soon as possible. Once you return the enrollment form with a deposit, your child will be officially enrolled for the year in question. At this time parents can also apply for financial assistance. Our application deadline for the coming school year is March 15. Applications received after that date will be considered as space permits. If space is not available we will add your child to the waiting list.


Thursday Drop-in Sessions, 9:15-10:15

Sessions every Thursday throughout the school year, unless otherwise noted on the school calendar.


Sunday Open Houses, 2:00-4:00

September 29th, October 27th, January 12th, January 26th, March 1st, and May 3rd.



*The New School of Northern Virginia, Inc. (the “School”), admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, gender, religion or sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. The School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, gender, religion or sexual orientation in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.


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