Process & Dates

Lower and Middle School Deadlines (Grades 3-8)

Friday, January 13, 2023:
Complete Application Deadline for Early Notification
A complete application (student visit, application form, recommendations, transcripts, and an interview) by this date guarantees an admissions decision by Tuesday, January 31. Early notifications are sent by email.

Wednesday, January 18, 2023:
1) Materials Deadline for Regular Notification
Application materials (student visit, application form, recommendations and transcripts) by this date guarantees an admissions decision by Thursday, February 16. Late applications will be processed on a case-by-case basis.

2) Financial Aid Application Deadline
Lower and Middle School applications for financial aid are due by January 18, 2023. They will be notified of their grant when acceptance decisions are mailed on February 16.

Wednesday, January 25, 2023:
Interview Deadline for Regular Notification

Upper School Deadlines (Grades 9-12)

Friday, December 16, 2022:
Complete Application (student visit, application form, recommendations, transcripts, and an interview) Deadline
A complete application by this date guarantees an admissions decision by Thursday, February 16. 

Friday, December 16, 2022:
Upper School Financial Aid Application Deadline
Financial aid decisions will be mailed on Thursday, February 16.

Late Applicants and Waitlist Procedure

The Heights expects full enrollment by mid-March. Each year, however, we experience a small number of unanticipated openings due to the international nature of our city. Therefore, late applications and interviews will be processed on a case-by-case basis. If you missed our deadlines, please send an unofficial copy of report card by email to The Heights will reach out to you if, based on the records and our available spaces, a student visit and family interview is advisable.


Application Process

1. Schedule a Student Visit

We are not hosting student visitors at this time of the school year. Shadow days will begin in September 2023. Read more about the student visit process here.

2. Apply online

The application deadlines for the 2023-2024 school year have passed. The 2024-2025 application will be available on August 1, 2023. Please see below the materials needed once the application is submitted.

3. Submit Student Transcripts and Two Recommendations

These forms can be accessed in the checklist on the parent portal after submitting the application and fee online. Both the student transcripts and teacher recommendations may be completed and submitted online using the admissions parent portal. Please ensure these are submitted before coming in for the interview.

4. Schedule an Interview

Once the application and all requisite materials have been received, we look forward to meeting with your family for this final conversation. Both parents are required to accompany the applicant for the interview. This gives us the chance to get to know your family in a more personal way. It is also a great opportunity for you to better acquaint yourself with our school.

5. Upper School Applicants may, at their election, submit SSAT or other standardized test scores

The Heights is Test-Optional. Accordingly, Upper School applicants, if they so choose, may take the SSAT or send us another similar standardized test score once it becomes available. You may send results directly to us. Regardless of whether standardized tests are submitted, all applicants will read aloud to their interviewer, provide a short writing sample during the family interview, and complete written work during their visit day. Consequently, The Heights does not require a standardized test, but rather leaves it to the applicant family to decide whether such a test is in the best interest of their son.

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Contact the Admissions Office

Director of Admissions and Outreach, AP US Government
  • Rich Moss
  • 301.365.0227 ext. 112
Associate Director of Admissions; Upper School Philosophy
  • Anthony Hadford
  • 301.365.0227 ext. 177
Admissions Coordinator
  • Michelle Murray
  • 301.365.0227 ext. 176