The Woods Academy

Admission 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 Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 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. 
 
 

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.
 
All necessary forms can be found in the Resources section at the right.
 
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.
 
Montessori - Three and 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 - "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.)
 
First Grade
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 (See above.) and One Visit for Testing
 
Second, Third, and Fourth Grades
Application and Fee
Copy of Birth Certificate
Teacher Recommendation Form
School Transcript
WISC-V Testing
Half Day School Visit
 
Fifth Grade
Application and Fee
Copy of Birth Certificate
Teacher Recommendation Form
School Transcript
WISC-V Testing Full Day School Visit
 
Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Grades
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: 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.
 
 

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