Process & Dates

Application Process

The Heights is fully enrolled for the 2024-25 academic year. Below is the 2025-26 application process.

1. Online Application & Short Responses

The 2025-2026 application will be available on August 1, 2024. After submitting general information about your family and son, we will process your application and you will be asked to answer two short response questions (250 words or less) and submit the materials listed below.

    * All Applicants – December 15, 2024

2. Student Visit

Scheduling for student visits will begin on September 2, 2024. To make an appointment, click here and follow these steps: (1) provide your son’s information; (2) select “Schedule a Visit” next to “How can we help you today?”; (3) proceed to fill out the rest of the form. Please fill out separate forms for each of your sons who will visit. Read more about the student visit process here.

    * All Applicants – December 13, 2024

3. 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. Please ensure these are submitted before coming in for the interview. To access the admissions portal, please click here.

    * All Applicants – December 15, 2024

4. Family Interview (student with both parents)

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(s) for the interview. This gives us the chance to get to know your family in a more personal way and assess your son’s academic readiness (he will read from a book out loud, work on a writing sample, and complete our math assessment ). It is also a great opportunity for you to better acquaint yourself with our school. The interview is expected to last an hour. To access the admissions portal and schedule an interview, please click here.

3, 9-12 Grade Applicants – December 15, 2024
    ** 4-8 Grade Applicants – Since there are so few openings available for grades 4-8, these interviews are by invitation only.

5. Optional: 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.

    * All Applicants – December 15, 2024

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Contact the Admissions Office

Director of Admissions and Outreach
  • Rich Moss
  • 301.365.0227 ext. 112
Associate Director, Lower and Middle School Admissions
  • Anthony Hadford
  • 301.365.0227 ext. 177
Admissions Associate, Upper School Admissions
  • Brendan Regan
  • 301.365.0227 ext. 236
Admissions Coordinator
  • Melanie Brown
  • 301.365.0227 ext. 176