Our Admission Process

Welcome! We are excited about your interest in Green Acres School and we look forward to meeting you and getting to know your family. Our admission process is outlined below, according to grade.

Pre-K & K

Come visit us!

To arrange a tour, please complete our online registration form. If you prefer, you may contact us by phone at 301.881.4100 x189, or at admission@greenacres.org.  

Submit an application

You can apply online, or print and mail an application to the school. The $75 application fee may be paid online with a credit card or you may send a check with your application payable to Green Acres School. 

Once we receive your application and fee, we will call you to schedule a parent interview and a school visit for your child.

For more information, please contact us.

Schedule a parent interview

The interview, which is for parents only, offers opportunities for you to ask additional questions about Green Acres and to share information about your child.

Schedule a student visit

Applicants to Pre-K and K participate in a group visit. If the application deadline has passed, prospective students are scheduled for a visit with the current class and will visit for part of a day.

We will contact you to schedule the student visits. For detailed information about our applicant visiting days, please see our Frequently Asked Questions

Request current school records and recommendations

Please arrange to have your child’s complete current year and previous year's school records and two student recommendation forms (completed by your child's main teachers) sent directly to the Admission Office. 

We also accept recommendation forms from The Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington (AISGW).

Grades 1-4

Come visit us!

To arrange a tour, please complete our online registration form. If you prefer, you may contact us by phone at 301.881.4100 x189, or at admission@greenacres.org.  

Submit an application

You can apply online, or print and mail an application to the school. The $75 application fee may be paid online with a credit card or you may send a check with your application payable to Green Acres School. 

Once we receive your application and fee, we will call you to schedule a parent interview and a school visit for your child.

For more information, please contact us.

Schedule a parent interview

The interview, which is for parents only, offers opportunities for you to ask additional questions about Green Acres and to share information about your child.

Schedule a student visit

Students applying to Grades 1-4 visit for a full day with their current peer group. They spend time with students and transition in small and large groups throughout the day. They work on multiple math and literacy based activities with teachers and participate in regularly scheduled Special Subject periods. Observations and assessments are made by our teachers during the student visit. This visit, together with the parent interview and information parents arrange to send about their children, provides the material we need to determine a successful match.

Once you submit an application, we will contact you to schedule the student visits. 

Schedule admission testing

Applicants to 1st through 4th grades are required to submit the results of a recent admission evaluation. This evaluation may be administered by an educational diagnostician of your choice. 

  • Applicants to 1st grade (up to age 6) are required to take the WPPSI-IV.
  • Applicants to 2nd–4th grade (or those 6 and over) are required to take the WISC-V.

Click here for more information and a list of a few testing centers. We include the list for your reference. It is not comprehensive and we do not endorse one center over any others. It is important to note that your child may be tested by any qualified tester you choose, whether or not they are on the attached list. 

Request current school records and recommendations

Please arrange to have your child’s complete current year and previous year's school records and two student recommendation forms (completed by your child's main teachers) sent directly to the Admission Office. 

We also accept recommendation forms from The Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington (AISGW).

Grades 5-8

Come visit us!

To arrange a tour, please complete our online registration form. If you prefer, you may contact us by phone at 301.881.4100 x189, or at admission@greenacres.org.  

Submit an application

You can apply online, or print and mail an application to the school. The $75 application fee may be paid online with a credit card or you may send a check with your application payable to Green Acres School. 

Once we receive your application and fee, we will call you to schedule a parent interview and a school visit for your child.

For more information, please contact us.

Schedule a parent interview

The interview, which is for parents only, offers opportunities for you to ask additional questions about Green Acres and to share information about your child.

Schedule a student visit

Students applying to Grades 5-8 visit for a full day with their current peer group. They spend time with students and transition in small and large groups throughout the day. They work on multiple math and literacy based activities with teachers and participate in regularly scheduled Special Subject periods. Observations and assessments are made by our teachers during the student visit. This visit, together with the parent interview and information parents arrange to send about their children, provides the material we need to determine a successful match.

Once you submit an application, we will contact you to schedule the student visits. 

Schedule admission testing

Applicants to Middle School are required to submit the results of a recent admission evaluation. This evaluation may be administered by an educational diagnostician of your choice. 

  • Applicants to 5th grade are required to take the WISC-V.
  • Applicants to 6th–8th grade are required to take the WISC-V (preferred), SSAT, or ISEE.

Click here for more information and a list of a few testing centers. We include the list for your reference. It is not comprehensive and we do not endorse one center over any others. It is important to note that your child may be tested by any qualified tester you choose, whether or not they are on the attached list. 

If you are applying to the 6th–8th grade and choose to take either the ISEE or SSAT, please find complete registration and fee information on the websites for ISEE and SSAT. The Green Acres code for the ISEE is 211158. For the SSAT it is 3561.

Request current school records and recommendations

Please arrange to have your child’s complete current year and previous year's school records and two student recommendation forms (completed by your child's main teachers) sent directly to the Admission Office. 

We also accept recommendation forms from The Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington (AISGW).

Let's Connect!
 

Nina Chibber, Director of Admission, Pre-K–1
Sara Huneke, Associate Director of Admission, Grades 2–8
Judy Shniderman, Admission Assistant

P: 301.881.4100 x189 | F: 301.881.3319
admission@greenacres.org