An Episcopal Day School | Preschool–Grade 5

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.

Or simply submit an Online Inquiry to request a call.

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 or an Information Session, or both.

  • Saturday, October 20, 2018, 10:00 am: The Arts at Grace
  • Monday, November 12, 2018 (Veterans' Day), 9:00 am and 11:00 am: Why I Teach at Grace
  • Saturday, January 12, 2019, 10:00 am: Project-Based Learning

In addition, please consider joining us at a community events this Fall.

  • Friday, December 7, 2018, 5:00-6:30 pm: Community Christmas Tree Lighting

To register for an information session, please return to Ravenna and register through your account profile, or click the button below.

To schedule an individual tour, please submit an inquiry by clicking the button below or contact me at karen@geds.org.

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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3Apply

Applications for the 2019-2020 school year will open in September 2019. To be considered during our first round of admission decisions, you must submit an application through Ravenna by Friday, February 1, 2019 at 5:00 pm EST. Visits should be completed, and supporting documents should be received, no later than Friday, February 15, 2019.

If you are interested in admission for the 2018-2019 school year, please contact me directly at 240-292-5237 or karen@geds.org.

4 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.

5 Parent Conversation

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

6 Supporting Documents

Please note: All supporting documents are available to delegate and print through Ravenna. 

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

7 Optional: Apply for Variable Tuition

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. Our goal is that each family’s tuition -- a figure that represents the portion of the full cost of a Grace education that a family is required to pay -- be in line with what that family can afford to contribute.

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