An Episcopal Day School | Preschool–Grade 5
An Episcopal Day School | Preschool–Grade 5 in Kensington, Maryland

Grace Episcopal Day School Admission Process

Finding the right school for your child is a journey for the whole family. At Grace, we are here to guide you through that journey by making sure that you are supported every step of the way, from your research, to your student visit, to experiencing the warmth of our Grace community once you have made the decision to join us.

Please do not hesitate to contact me, Karen O'Connor-Floman, at karen@geds.org or 240-292-5237 at any point during the process with questions. We look forward to getting to know your family!

1 Research and Inquire

We invite you to spend some time looking through our website to learn about our approach to academics and learning, our inclusive community, and school life.

Ravenna manages our inquiries and applications for admission. You can log in, create a family profile, and choose Grace Episcopal Day School as a school you are exploring. Click below to visit the secure Ravenna website.

2Visit

Visiting Grace should give you a snapshot of our community and a chance to imagine your family joining it. Parents may choose to visit our school for an individual tour, an Information Session, or both.

To schedule an individual tour, please click the button below.

Please contact our Director of Admission to schedule an individual tour by calling 240-292-5237 or fill out the form below.
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To attend an information session, please register via Ravenna for one (or more!) of these sessions:

  • Saturday, October 26, 2019, 10:00 am: The Arts at Grace (hands-on music and art activities for children and parents)
  • Monday, November 11, 2019 (Veterans' Day), 9:00 am: General Information Session
  • Saturday, January 11, 2020, 10:00 am: STEAM and Project-Based Learning at Grace (hands-on STEAM activities for children and parents)

In addition, we welcome you to join us at a community event held at Grace this Fall/Winter. There is no need to register.

  • Family Fun Day: Saturday, September 21, 2019, 10:00 am-2:00 pm
  • Christmas Tree Lighting: Friday, December 6, 2019, 5:00-6:30 pm

3Apply

Complete the online application for the 2020-2021 school year in Ravenna by Friday, February 7, 2020 / 11:59 pm.

If you are interested in admission for the 2019-2020 school year, please contact us directly to find out which classes have space.

Please contact our Director of Admission to inquire about spaces for the 2019-2020 school year by filling out the form below.
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4 Apply for Variable Tuition (optional)

In 2018, Grace Episcopal Day School became the first Metro DC independent school to launch a Variable Tuition program. This radical reinvention means that rather than offer financial aid packages to families, Grace offers a range of tuitions.

For more information about Variable Tuition, and instructions on applying, visit our Affording Grace / Variable Tuition page.

Variable Tuition applications for new families for 2020-2021 must be submitted no later than Friday, February 7, 2020 / 11:59 pm.

5 Student Visit

Grace invites all prospective students to visit so that they can experience what it’s like to be a part of the Grace community, and so that we can get to know them better. Visit formats vary by applicant age and grade. We will contact you to schedule a visit once we have received your application.

6 Parent Conversation

Parent conversations are one-on-one and happen either during your student’s visit or by phone after you submit an application. We will contact you to schedule a conversation once we have received your application.

7 Supporting Documents

Please note: All supporting documents for 2020-2021 are due by Friday, February 21, 2020 / 11:59 pm

Teacher Recommendations:

Required for all children currently in a daycare, preschool, or elementary school program.

Transcripts:

Required for children applying to Grades 1-5 and accepted for younger applicants if they are available.

Testing:

Educational testing is required for all children applying to Grades 2-5, and accepted for applicants to other grades if available. Children applying for Grades 2-5 must take the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Fifth Edition (WISC-V). Parents should contact a tester to schedule an appointment. Fees are set individually by testers.

Please click here for a list of educational testers