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.

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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

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The Woods Academy

Come discover how The Woods Academy engages and motivates students in their exploration of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. This interactive, hands-on event is open to all ages.

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Curious about The Woods for your child? Visit classrooms, meet current parents, speak with our faculty, and meet Head of School Joe Powers. Learn more about how our inclusive Catholic community prepares boys and girls to lead lives of significance.

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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.

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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

Full Day School Visit

SSAT

We Use the Character Skills Snapshot

The Character Skills Snapshot

The Woods Academy is more than just a place where your child will learn math and English and science. Certainly the reason you're seeking to enroll your child here is because you're interested in an education that focuses on instilling character values and encouraging personal growth. Similarly, we know that your child is much more than grades and test scores. That's why we're asking your child to take The Character Skills Snapshot as part of his/her application. It will give us richer information about your child, and show us areas where our community can help him/her grow, thrive, and shine.

All applicants to The Woods Academy are required to take The Character Skills Snapshot. For students who take the SSAT, there is no charge to take The Snapshot. Once you register for an SSAT, you will have access to The Snapshot. You will receive a link via email that your child can use to access and take The Snapshot at home.

Students planning to take the ISEE must contact The Woods Academy admission office in order to gain access to The Snapshot. There is a $25 fee for ISEE test takers.