Grace Application Dates & Deadlines
Last year, Grace set our school wide intention of belonging, using the phrase, “Grace belongs to you,” to express our commitment to all who come to us to learn, teach, parent, share, and live as a member of our school community and beyond. As we begin the 2022-2023 school year, Grace's new intention centers around wonder, as is featured in the front windows of the building with the phrase "Grace is WONDERing." We hope this intention deepens our exploration together, extends our curiosity, and helps us connect with each other and something greater than ourselves.
We invite you to attend one or more of our admissions events and wonder with us in the coming weeks and months to help us get to know you and for you to get to know more about the ways in which Grace continues build a sense of wonder, belonging, and purpose in our small, joyful, and inclusive school community.
Events will be held both virtually and in-person, to provide the opportunity for you and your family to get to know Grace in the way that works best. See below for details about how to sign up for these events.
Important Dates & Events
Information Sessions & Open Houses: We hope that you’ll join us for one or more events to get to know Grace. We will have a combination of in person and virtual events in the coming month. Registration for these events can be done through Ravenna.
Weekday Morning Open Houses from 9:30 - 10:30 am: Families are welcome to come meet with administrators and see our classrooms in action
- Friday, November 11
- Friday, December 2
Weekend Open Houses from 10:00-11:30: Families are invited to tour the campus, see inside of our classrooms, and hear from various members of the Grace community.
- Saturday, October 22
- Saturday, January 7
- Saturday, January 21
Information Sessions: These virtual events offer an opportunity to hear about “Grace at a Glance” with time for questions and discussion with our Admission Team and Administrators.
- Tuesday, October 18 at 12:00pm (Zoom)
- Wednesday, November 30 at 7:00 pm (Zoom)
- Wednesday, February 1 at 9:30am (Zoom)
Weekday Evening School Tours 4:30-5:30pm: Take a short tour of the school building.
- Wednesday, November 16
- Tuesday, January 31
Community Events and School Fairs: Meet our admissions team, faculty and staff, and other community members at the following events.
- The Black Student Fund / Latino Student Fund Fair, Sunday, October 30, 2022 from 2:00-5:00 pm at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center
- The Takoma Park Street Festival, Sunday, October 2, 2022 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Carroll Avenue in Takoma Park, MD.
Below you can find links to recordings from previous information sessions that may be helpful. You can schedule an initial call with Melissa Lafionatis here
- Program Spotlight: Project Zero (Zoom Recording)
- Get Know Grace & Variable Tuition (Zoom Recording)
- Program Spotlight: Early Childhood & Reggio Emilia- a brief overview (video)
Applicant Visit Days: Once we have received your student’s application, we will contact you with more details.
Applications Deadline: February 3, 2023
*Current Grace families: Deadline for siblings entering K is December 15, 2022
Variable Tuition Application: February 3, 2023
Supporting Documents for Applicants: February 17, 2023
Admissions Decisions Sent: March 3, 2023
Coffee for Newly Accepted Families: Friday, March 10, 2023
Virtual Event for Newly Accepted Families: Tuesday, March 14, 2023
Enrollment Contracts for New Student Due: Friday, March 17, 2023
Contract Binding Date for All Students: Wednesday, June 1, 2023