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The Woods Academy

Where curiosity and confidence thrive.

Process

Inquire

Admission inquiries are welcome at any time. Families are encouraged to begin the process in the fall for the following academic year.

Please submit the Online Inquiry Form or call Molly McNamara Hugo, Director of Admissions, at 301-222-0776 for more information.

Visit

Tours

You may contact Molly McNamara Hugo, Director of Admissions, at 301-222-0776 or mmcnamara@woodsacademy.org to schedule a private tour.

If you are planning to visit our Montessori program, please explore the Visiting Montessori - Start Here! page on our website. We schedule Montessori tours on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 9:00 AM.

Open Houses

Open Houses are held several times each year, in the fall and winter. In addition, we have a variety of opportunities for prospective families to become acquainted with our community.

Admissions Events

all day

Browse the Art Gallery, listen to student Musical Performances, and enjoy Madagascar A Musical Adventure Jr. performed by Grade 7 & 8 students.

All newly enrolled families are invited to attend. Please contact Director of Admissions Molly McNamara Hugo for more information and to RSVP.

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all day

Browse the Art Gallery, listen to student Musical Performances, and enjoy Madagascar A Musical Adventure Jr. performed by Grade 7 & 8 students.

All newly enrolled families are invited to attend. Please contact Director of Admissions Molly McNamara Hugo for more information and to RSVP.

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Apply

Families must submit an Online Application Form and the following supplementary materials to be considered an applicant for admission. These materials must be received by the Admissions Office by February 17.

APPLICATION FEE

There is a $100 non-refundable fee to submit an application which must be paid with a credit card when applying online. You will receive an e-mail confirming receipt of your online application and payment.

Application Requirements by Level

Montessori Preschool - Three or Four Year Old

Application and Fee

Copy of Birth Certificate

Teacher Recommendation - if your child is currently in day care or school

School Visit with Director of Montessori

Montessori Preschool - "Luncher" (Kindergarten)

Application and Fee

Copy of Birth Certificate

Teacher Recommendation - if your child is currently in day care or school

School Visit - Montessori Morning (These are set days. The school will e-mail you with more information as the event nears.)

Grade 1

Children must be six years of age by September 1.

Application and Fee

Copy of Birth Certificate

Teacher Recommendation Form

School Transcript

Two School Visits - One Montessori Morning (These are set days. The school will e-mail you with more information as the event nears.) and One Visit for Testing

Grade 2, 3, or 4

Application and Fee

Copy of Birth Certificate

Teacher Recommendation Form

School Transcript

WISC-V Testing

Half Day School Visit

Grade 5

Application and Fee

Copy of Birth Certificate

Teacher Recommendation Form

School Transcript

WISC-V Testing

Full Day School Visit

Grade 6, 7, or 8

Application and Fee

Copy of Birth Certificate

Math Teacher Recommendation Form

English Teacher Recommendation Form

School Transcript

SSAT & CSA Test

Full Day School Visit


Required for Grades 6-8: The Character Skills Assessment (CSA) Pilot Test

Traits like teamwork, empathy, and integrity are a sign of values and character in action and part of what we’re looking for in your child. The Woods Academy is pleased to participate in the beta testing pilot year of SSATB’s innovative Character Skills Assessment (CSA). The CSA is a groundbreaking new tool that will help our admissions team understand the unique traits that applicants will contribute to The Woods Academy community.

When you take the SSAT and select to have your test scores sent to The Woods Academy, you will be given the option to participate in the CSA. Learn more about this new assessment tool.