An independent K-12 school on a beautiful wooded campus, 3 miles from Washington, DC

KEY DATES for 2019-20 Application Process

Early September

Online application is available, September 4, 2018

Tours begin mid-September

Information Sessions

October 12, 2018: Upper School Information Session
November 15, 2018:Upper School Information Session
December 4, 2018: Lower School Information Session
December 6, 2018:  Middle School Information Session
December 12, 2018: Intermediate School Information Session (to be confirmed)

Open Houses

November 4, 2018: All School Open House
November 30, 2018: Athletic Open House
Fall 2018 (Date TBD): Arts Open House

January and February

Applicant visits, testing, and interviews on campus (depending on grade). 

Potomac Admission testing grades 1 – 8: Saturday, January 12 & 26, 2019
Kindergarten applicants: Wednesday afternoons, January – mid-February.

January 4, 2019

Applications for the 2019-20 school year are due.

(see the Admission Process section for grade-specific directions)

January 11, 2019

All standardized testing results, school transcripts and teacher recommendation forms must be submitted.

February 1, 2018

Deadline for financial aid applications.
(see the Tuition & Financial Aid section for more information)

March 1, 2019

Admission and financial aid decision letters will be available through the Ravenna admission portal on March 1, 2019 after 4:00 pm.


Accepted students must submit an enrollment contract.

April to August

Enrollment contracts are offered to children on the waitlist as space allows.

Late August

The opportunity to be accepted from the waitlist ends.

The new admission season begins for the following year.