Process & Dates

Lower and Middle School (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 (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 review the following process to apply to our waitpool in the event of such openings.

  • Immediately submit application online;
  • Immediately submit unofficial copy of report card by email to;
  • Request recommendations and official transcripts through the parent portal;
  • The Heights will reach out to you if, based on the records and our available spaces, a student visit and family interview is advisable;
  • Decisions released on an as-available basis, no earlier than April 1, and as late as August.


Application Process

1. Schedule a Student Visit

Sign up your son to be a Cavalier for the day! He will attend classes and experience what a typical day at The Heights is like. Click here for more information on student visits. To schedule a student visit(s), 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. You can fill out separate forms for each of your sons who will visit.

2. Apply online

Please click here to complete our online application. To view our deadlines, please click “Lower and Middle School (Grades 3-8)” or “Upper School (Grades 9-12)” above.

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; Lower School Storytelling, History
  • Anthony Hadford
  • 301.365.0227 ext. 177
Admissions Coordinator
  • Michelle Murray
  • 301.365.0227 ext. 176