How do I submit an application?
To submit an application, you may click here or utilize the Apply Now link on the Admission homepage. After an application has been submitted, families should follow the steps outlined in the procedures below.
Is standardized testing required?
Yes, testing is required for all applicants. See below for test requirements by grade level or division.
Applicants for Junior Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and 1st grade are required to complete a Gesell, which can be scheduled by calling our Lower School Admission Office.
Applicants for 2nd grade may submit the Gesell or the WISC-IV.
Applicants for 3rd grade should submit the WISC-IV.
Applicants for 4th grade applicants should submit the WISC-IV or the SSAT.
Middle School applicants should submit SSAT scores before the application deadline. Our SSAT school codes is 3173
Upper School applicants should submit the SSAT, PSAT, SAT or ACT before the application deadline.
What is the deadline to submit an application?
Admission applications are due no later than January 13, 2017 in order to guarantee a March admission decision. Supporting application materials are due by January 23, 2017. Families are notified of admission decisions on March 3, 2017. Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed on a rolling admissions basis as space permits. Contact the admission office to determine space availability if you are applying after the deadline.
Financial aid applications are due by January 30, 2017. Families are notified of financial aid decisions with the admission decision.
If you have questions regarding the online application, please contact the Admission Office at 703.584.2314
What does Flint Hill seek in student applicants?
Flint Hill seeks to enroll students from Junior Kindergarten (JK) through Grade Twelve who demonstrate the potential for success in a challenging and vigorous college preparatory program. Academic strength and potential, teacher endorsements, test scores, self-motivation, special interests, and a willingness to participate in the life of the school are some of the areas evaluated by the admissions committee.
How do I schedule a school tour?
Families should contact the Admission office to schedule an individual tour. Group tours are also available every week during “Walk in Wednesdays.” Group tours do not require an appointment and begin promptly at 9:30 a.m.
Are Open Houses or Information Sessions offered?
Flint Hill hosts several Admission events throughout the year. Dates for events during the 2016-2017 Admission Season can be found on our Visit Campus page.
Are Shadow Days offered? Am I required to submit an application first?
Yes, after submitting an application, Middle and Upper School applicants may choose to shadow a current Flint Hill student. Middle School applicants will be contacted by the Admission Office to schedule a shadow visit. Upper School applicants will receive a link to our online appointment system to schedule a shadow visit upon completion of the application.
As part of the Lower School application process, applicants for grades Kindergarten-4th must also complete a school visit and evaluation. These can be scheduled by contacting the Lower School admission office.
What are the School’s hours?
Grades JK-4th: 8:10 a.m. to 3:05 p.m.
Grades 5th-6th: 7:50 a.m. to 3:05 p.m.
Grades 7th-8th: 7:50 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Upper School: 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., with an extra help period from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Upper School athletics and other extracurricular activities begin 3:45 p.m.
Does the school have a dress code?
In Lower and Middle School, students are required to wear uniforms.
In Upper School, school uniforms are no longer required, but students are required to follow the Upper School dress code.
What is the student-teacher ratio and average class size?
The student-teacher ratio at Flint Hill is 9:1. Classes in the Lower School through 6th grade have 18 students or less. Grades 7th-12th have an average class size of 14 students.
Where do Flint Hill graduates attend college?
Please follow the Link to view our list of College Acceptances.
International Student Questions
Does Flint Hill School accept international students?
Yes, we accept international students studying on F-1 visas. Additionally, about 10% of our students are international, but they do not require an F-1 visa due to their parents’ work visa.
Does the school have an English as a Second Language (ESL) program?
No, Flint Hill does not have an English as a Second Language (ESL) program. All students, including international students, must be fluent in English.
Does Flint Hill assist with finding host families or homestays?
No, Flint Hill does not assist with finding host families or homestays. If needed, a student must find a host family on his or her own and that family must be willing to act as his or her guardian.
Additionally, Lower and Middle school international students must live with a parent, but upper school international students may live with guardian.
Will the school write I-20s for international students?
Yes, if admitted and enrolled, the school will write the form I-20 for international students after tuition is paid in full.
Are international students charged more in tuition?
No, there is no additional charge for international students.
What is the application process for international students?
Aside from a $150 application fee, the process for international students to apply to Flint Hill is the same as any other student. Click here to view steps for applying by division.
Is a personal interview required?
Yes, a student interview is required, but may be conducted via Skype if the student is not living in or visiting the local area.
Is a personal visit required?
No, however, a personal visit is encouraged as it allows an applicant to experience our community firsthand.
What standardized test does Flint Hill require for international students? Will you accept TOEFL scores instead of SSAT scores?
Flint Hill requires the SSAT for all students, including international, in the middle and upper schools (grades 5-12). In addition, Flint Hill requires the TOEFL Jr. exam for grades 8 and below, and the TOEFL exam for grades 9 through 12.
Is there a minimum SSAT score you require for admission?
No, Flint Hill does not require a minimum SSAT score in order to apply for admission.