Apply & Engage

At Flint Hill, we awaken each student’s curiosity and foster critical and creative thinking, building deeper competencies and an enduring love of learning.

Enrollment is most possible at our entry grades: Junior Kindergarten, Kindergarten, 5th, 7th, and 9th. At this time of year, we review applications on an ongoing basis. All new applications to grades 3 and 4 will be considered for a space in our waitpool. Our Admission Team can help you explore space for your child in other grades. Read on to learn about our admission process, or act now and submit an inquiry.

2023–24 ADMISSION TIMELINE

Enrollment is most possible at our entry grades: Junior Kindergarten, Kindergarten, 5th, 7th, and 9th. At this time of year, we review applications on an ongoing basis. All new applications to grades 3, 4, 8, and 10 will be considered for a space in our waitpool. Our Admission Team can help you explore space for your child in other grades. Read on to learn about our admission timeline, or act now and submit an inquiry.


SEPTEMBER TO JANUARY

From September to January, we encourage you to:

  • Get to know Flint Hill. Attend events and take a tour.
  • Schedule an individual meeting with an admission officer.
  • Fill out the admission application. You may not have all the pieces to complete the application right away, but it’s better to get started early.
  • Schedule any required admission testing and submit results.


OCTOBER

Schedule an interview with your admission officer for a date and time before the admission deadline in January.


NOVEMBER 

Submit teacher recommendation and transcript requests to your student’s current school.

The need-based financial aid application process opens on Wednesday, November 1.


JANUARY

Friday, January 19, 2024, is the deadline for:

  • admission application
  • all supporting documents
  • interview completion
  • financial aid application

Applications finalized after this deadline will be considered on a space-available basis, but are not guaranteed an admission decision by March 1.


MARCH

Admission decision notifications are sent via email Friday, March 1, 2024. Revisit events are held by division during the next week.


APRIL

New Upper School students complete placement surveys.


MAY 

Newly enrolled families are invited to join us for New Parent Information Night.


JUNE, JULY, AUGUST

Newly enrolled families are invited to attend socials to connect with other Husky families before the start of the year.

 

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FAQs

Does Flint Hill accept international students?
Yes, we accept international students studying on F-1 visas.

Does the School have an English as a Second Language (ESL) Program?
Flint Hill does not have an English as a Second Language (ESL) program. All students must be fluent in English to apply for admission.

Does Flint Hill help with finding host families or homestays?
Flint Hill does not provide assistance for finding host families or homestays. Each student is required to have a designated legal guardian. Lower and Middle School international students must live with a parent. Upper School international students may live with a guardian.

Will the School write I-20s for international students?
Yes. If a student is admitted and enrolled, the School will write the form I-20 for international students after tuition is paid in full.

What is the application process for international students?
The application process for international students is only slightly different from what is required for domestic applicants. For non-native English-speaking students, we provide a language assessment at no cost to families.

Is a student interview required?
Yes. A student interview is required but can be conducted virtually if the student is not living in or visiting the local area.

Is an in-person visit required?
No, an in-person visit is not required. However, we’d love to meet your student in person and give them a chance to experience our community firsthand.

25 Questions to Help You Choose a School for Your Child

Choosing a school can be a daunting and overwhelming process. How do you know which questions to ask as you try to find the right "fit?"

We've got you covered with a guide that gives you 25 critical questions in various categories to consider as you visit schools.

Here are five of the 25 questions you need to ask when you're considering schools. Download the rest!

  1. What type of child succeeds at the school?
  2. What does the tuition include?
  3. How does the school meet individual students’ academic needs?
  4. How does the school support the college counseling process?
  5. Are athletics required at the school?

Download the rest of the questions.

ASK A PARENT

The parents below were once in your shoes — and they're excited to talk with you about their experiences.

Lower School

TEST TEST

BRYAN

What city/town does your family reside in?

McLean

Grade(s) of Child(ren) at Flint Hill

4th, 7th, 8th

Interests/Extracurriculars of Child(ren)

Football, Basketball, Saxophone, Art

About Me

Father of three. Youth basketball and cross-country coach.

Ask Me About: Changing schools, sports, bus services, volunteering

How has Flint Hill helped your child(ren) imagine what is possible and blaze a trail?

The school's teachers and administrators are incredible. When paired with the amazing resources the school offers, our children have every tool to succeed.

How long have you been a Husky Family?

2 years

TEST TEST

DINEEN

What city/town does your family reside in?

McLean

Grade(s) of Child(ren) at Flint Hill

4th, 7th, 8th

Interests/Extracurriculars of Child(ren)

Basketball, Football, Cross Country, Track, Saxophone, Math, Tennis

How has Flint Hill helped your child(ren) imagine what is possible and blaze a trail?

The teachers and staff create a strong community that has given our kids the confidence to deepen current areas of interest and explore new topics. The school encourages independence and curiosity, which has benefited each of our children.

Ask Me About: Changing schools, bus service, athletics, Lower School, Middle School

How long have you been a Husky Family?

2 years

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ELAINE

What city/town does your family reside in?

Falls Church

Grade(s) of Child(ren) at Flint Hill

5th, 7th, 12th

Interests/Extracurriculars of Child(ren)

Fencing, Soccer, the Innovation Lab, and Band

About Me

Full-time working mom, trying to balance work and three very active children with very different personalities and interests. Very engaged in swim team, girl scouts, and competitive fencing. Loves to read and ski, but never has enough time for either! 🙂

How Flint Hill has helped your child(ren) realize what is possible and blaze a trail?

Flint Hill has helped each child to be confident in their learning journey, to explore things they love in a way they love, where it is okay to ask for help and not always be perfect. They each enjoy the community, the diversity, and the focus on their authentic selves.

Ask Me About: Changing Schools, Learning Center, Band, Innovation Center, Advanced Math, moving schools mid-year, Moving from a public school, balancing competitive athletics with school, I&D book club ... or anything else!

How long have you been a Husky Family?

8 years

Lucca Family

ELIZABETH

What city/town does your family reside in?

Vienna

Grade(s) of Child(ren) at Flint Hill

3rd, 5th, 8th, 10th

Interests/Extracurriculars of Child(ren)

Soccer, swimming, baseball, track, gaming

About Me

I am the mother of three boys and a girl, all Flint Hill Huskies. I enjoy outdoor adventures and am passionate about all things health and fitness. My family has been at Flint Hill for several years and we have been fortunate to have made many new friends. This is truly a special school community. I strongly believe in the importance of volunteering and giving back to both our local and school community.

Ask Me About: Transitioning from Fairfax County Schools (including AAP), Athletics, Learning Center, Band

How has Flint Hill helped your child(ren) realize what is possible and blaze a trail?

At Flint Hill there is a strong, supportive, and collaborative environment. My kids are all very different and their teachers have always found ways to connect with and challenge them to be their best and to take meaningful risks. They are all sincerely happy at school and feel safe taking risks whether it’s a new subject, sport, or a fine art. Flint Hill’s core values coupled with second-to-none educators, resources and facilities have been the right environment for my kids to thrive both personally and academically. I know with certainty that the faculty and administration know my four children and are there to support them in whatever educational paths they choose. As a parent, that’s all I can hope for.

How long have you been a Husky Family?

5 years

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KENYATTA

What city/town does your family reside in?

Chantilly

Grade(s) of Child(ren) at Flint Hill

3rd, 8th

Interests/Extracurriculars of Child(ren)

Lacrosse, Field Hockey, Reading, Basketball, Music, Swimming, Gaming

About Me

I’m the father of two children, a business owner, a youth basketball coach, and I attempt to play golf.

Ask Me About: MS athletics, inclusion, changing schools

How has Flint Hill helped your child(ren) imagine what is possible and blaze a trail?

My kids have embraced self-advocacy. Also, the teachers and staff are nurturing, passionate and challenge them to succeed.

How long have you been a Husky Family?

2 years

Middle School

TEST TEST

BRYAN

What city/town does your family reside in?

McLean

Grade(s) of Child(ren) at Flint Hill

4th, 7th, 8th

Interests/Extracurriculars of Child(ren)

Football, Basketball, Saxophone, Art

About Me

Father of three. Youth basketball and cross-country coach.

Ask Me About: Changing schools, sports, bus services, volunteering

How has Flint Hill helped your child(ren) imagine what is possible and blaze a trail?

The school's teachers and administrators are incredible. When paired with the amazing resources the school offers, our children have every tool to succeed.

How long have you been a Husky Family?

2 years

TEST TEST

DINEEN

What city/town does your family reside in?

McLean

Grade(s) of Child(ren) at Flint Hill

4th, 7th, 8th

Interests/Extracurriculars of Child(ren)

Basketball, Football, Cross Country, Track, Saxophone, Math, Tennis

How has Flint Hill helped your child(ren) imagine what is possible and blaze a trail?

The teachers and staff create a strong community that has given our kids the confidence to deepen current areas of interest and explore new topics. The school encourages independence and curiosity, which has benefited each of our children.

Ask Me About: Changing schools, bus service, athletics, Lower School, Middle School

How long have you been a Husky Family?

2 years

Lucca Family

ELIZABETH

What city/town does your family reside in?

Vienna

Grade(s) of Child(ren) at Flint Hill

3rd, 5th, 8th, 10th

Interests/Extracurriculars of Child(ren)

Soccer, swimming, baseball, track, gaming

About Me

I am the mother of three boys and a girl, all Flint Hill Huskies. I enjoy outdoor adventures and am passionate about all things health and fitness. My family has been at Flint Hill for several years and we have been fortunate to have made many new friends. This is truly a special school community. I strongly believe in the importance of volunteering and giving back to both our local and school community.

Ask Me About: Transitioning from Fairfax County Schools (including AAP), Athletics, Learning Center, Band

How has Flint Hill helped your child(ren) realize what is possible and blaze a trail?

At Flint Hill there is a strong, supportive, and collaborative environment. My kids are all very different and their teachers have always found ways to connect with and challenge them to be their best and to take meaningful risks. They are all sincerely happy at school and feel safe taking risks whether it’s a new subject, sport, or a fine art. Flint Hill’s core values coupled with second-to-none educators, resources and facilities have been the right environment for my kids to thrive both personally and academically. I know with certainty that the faculty and administration know my four children and are there to support them in whatever educational paths they choose. As a parent, that’s all I can hope for.

How long have you been a Husky Family?

5 years

Charlne.YVES-IMG_3105-Kenyatta-Uzzell

KENYATTA

What city/town does your family reside in?

Chantilly

Grade(s) of Child(ren) at Flint Hill

3rd, 8th

Interests/Extracurriculars of Child(ren)

Lacrosse, Field Hockey, Reading, Basketball, Music, Swimming, Gaming

About Me

I’m the father of two children, a business owner, a youth basketball coach, and I attempt to play golf.

Ask Me About: MS athletics, inclusion, changing schools

How has Flint Hill helped your child(ren) imagine what is possible and blaze a trail?

My kids have embraced self-advocacy. Also, the teachers and staff are nurturing, passionate and challenge them to succeed.

How long have you been a Husky Family?

2 years

Upper School

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ELAINE

What city/town does your family reside in?

Falls Church

Grade(s) of Child(ren) at Flint Hill

5th, 7th, 12th

Interests/Extracurriculars of Child(ren)

Fencing, Soccer, the Innovation Lab, and Band

About Me

Full-time working mom, trying to balance work and three very active children with very different personalities and interests. Very engaged in swim team, girl scouts, and competitive fencing. Loves to read and ski, but never has enough time for either! 🙂

How Flint Hill has helped your child(ren) realize what is possible and blaze a trail?

Flint Hill has helped each child to be confident in their learning journey, to explore things they love in a way they love, where it is okay to ask for help and not always be perfect. They each enjoy the community, the diversity, and the focus on their authentic selves.

Ask Me About: Changing Schools, Learning Center, Band, Innovation Center, Advanced Math, moving schools mid-year, Moving from a public school, balancing competitive athletics with school, I&D book club ... or anything else!

How long have you been a Husky Family?

8 years

Lucca Family

ELIZABETH

What city/town does your family reside in?

Vienna

Grade(s) of Child(ren) at Flint Hill

3rd, 5th, 8th, 10th

Interests/Extracurriculars of Child(ren)

Soccer, swimming, baseball, track, gaming

About Me

I am the mother of three boys and a girl, all Flint Hill Huskies. I enjoy outdoor adventures and am passionate about all things health and fitness. My family has been at Flint Hill for several years and we have been fortunate to have made many new friends. This is truly a special school community. I strongly believe in the importance of volunteering and giving back to both our local and school community.

Ask Me About: Transitioning from Fairfax County Schools (including AAP), Athletics, Learning Center, Band

How has Flint Hill helped your child(ren) realize what is possible and blaze a trail?

At Flint Hill there is a strong, supportive, and collaborative environment. My kids are all very different and their teachers have always found ways to connect with and challenge them to be their best and to take meaningful risks. They are all sincerely happy at school and feel safe taking risks whether it’s a new subject, sport, or a fine art. Flint Hill’s core values coupled with second-to-none educators, resources and facilities have been the right environment for my kids to thrive both personally and academically. I know with certainty that the faculty and administration know my four children and are there to support them in whatever educational paths they choose. As a parent, that’s all I can hope for.

How long have you been a Husky Family?

5 years

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KAREN

What city/town does your family reside in?

Vienna

Grade(s) of Child(ren) at Flint Hill

9th (and parent of 2022 alum)

Interests/Extracurriculars of Child(ren)

Sports, Innovation, Drama, Percussion

About Me

School-involved, full-time working Mom of two active boys. All-in on baseball, soccer and swimming.

Ask Me About: Public to private school transition, Athletics & college recruiting, College Counseling, Fine Arts (digital arts, photography, percussion), volunteering (for parents)

How Flint Hill has helped your child(ren) realize what is possible and blaze a trail?

The small class size has benefited our children by raising their confidence and keeping them accountable.

How long have you been a Husky Family?

7 years

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MARY

What city/town does your family reside in?

Great Falls

Grade(s) of Child(ren) at Flint Hill

10th, parent of two 2022 alumni

Interests/Extracurriculars of Child(ren)

Certamen, SCA, Ambassador Program, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Baseball

About Me

DC area native, married with three children, professional background in technology marketing/business development and residential real estate.

Ask Me About: Learning Center (MS and HS), transitioning from Fairfax County AAP, transitioning from middle to upper school, Athletics, clubs such as SCA, Latin/Certamen

How has Flint Hill helped your child(ren) imagine what is possible and blaze a trail?

Flint Hill's small class sizes and engaging teachers have helped inspire a love of learning in our children. They of course have their moments of challenges, but after-school office hours and Flint Hill's emphasis on self-advocacy provide plenty of opportunities for assistance in areas of difficulty.

How long have you been a Husky Family?

8 years

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ROBIN

What city/town does your family reside in?

Falls Church

Grade(s) of Child(ren) at Flint Hill

10th

Interests/Extracurriculars of Child(ren)

Robotics Club, Model UN, Dance, Ambassador

About Me

I am a technology executive who is passionate about STEM. I enjoy volunteering and sharing my learnings with parents so all of our children can succeed.

Ask Me About: Changing schools, STE(A)M, diversity

How has Flint Hill helped your child(ren) realize what is possible and blaze a trail?

Through the inclusive culture, unique curriculum offerings and after-school club experiences that have enabled my daughter to embrace science and the arts.

How long have you been a Husky Family?

2 years

ADMISSION
TIMELINE


 

VISIT CAMPUS


 

MEET WITH YOUR
ADMISSION OFFICER


 

ASK A PARENT


 

25 QUESTIONS TO HELP
YOU CHOOSE A SCHOOL


 

ADMISSION BLOG


HOW TO APPLY

Selecting the right educational partner is top of mind for families, and partnership at Flint Hill starts during the admission process. We are here to help you complete the process and, more importantly, determine whether Flint Hill is the place for your student — because that’s what partners do. 

STEP 1

APPLY ONLINE

First, submit your application! The application form typically takes about 20 minutes to complete. All supporting documents listed below can be submitted at a later time to an active checklist in the application portal or by email to admission@flinthill.org.

STEP 2

SUBMIT SUPPORTING MATERIALS

Supporting materials include:

  • Teacher Recommendation from the applicant’s current teacher.
  • Transcripts/Progress Reports: Required only for entering grades 1-6.
  • Parent/Guardian Questionnaire
  • Testing
    • Grades JK-2: A Gesell Developmental Observation is required. Once you submit an application, you may schedule a Gesell through Flint Hill. There is no cost involved.
  • Grades 3-6: We do not require families to seek testing for admission, but we do ask families to submit all testing they have on file. 

STEP 3

SCHEDULE AN INTERVIEW

An interview gives you the opportunity to ask questions about our school community and gives us a chance to learn more about your family.

STEP 4

SCHEDULE A STUDENT VISIT

Applicants for grades JK-6 are required to come to campus for a student visit. 

STEP 1

APPLY ONLINE

First, submit your application! The application form typically takes about 20 minutes to complete. All supporting documents listed below can be submitted at a later time to an active checklist in the application portal or by email to admission@flinthill.org.

STEP 2

SUBMIT SUPPORTING MATERIALS

Supporting materials include:

  • Teacher Recommendations: Applicants are required to submit two teacher recommendations: One from their current math teacher and one from their current English teacher.
  • Official Transcripts/Progress Reports.
  • Writing Sample: A writing sample from a current English or history class is required.
  • Candidate Questionnaire
  • Parent/Guardian Questionnaire
  • Testing:
    • Applicants for grades 7-8 may choose (but are not required) to submit the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT).
    • Applicants for whom English is a second language will be provided with an English language writing, speaking and reading assessment at no cost during the admission process. Applicants who have previously taken an English language test may also submit the scores during the admission process, but this is not required.
  • If the student has completed any learning evaluations or has a learning plan with their current or previous schools, please also submit those documents. To be considered for Learning Center support, these must be less than three years old.

STEP 3

SCHEDULE INTERVIEWS

An interview gives you and your student the opportunity to ask questions about our school community and gives us a chance to learn more about your family. The parent/guardian and student interviews are conducted on the same day and take about one hour combined.

STEP 4

SCHEDULE A STUDENT VISIT (optional)

Middle School applicants are invited (but not required) to visit Flint Hill to attend live classes and experience a day in the life in our community.

STEP 1

APPLY ONLINE

First, submit your application! The application form typically takes about 20 minutes to complete. All supporting documents listed below can be submitted at a later time to an active checklist in the application portal or by email to admission@flinthill.org.

STEP 2

SUBMIT SUPPORTING MATERIALS

Supporting materials include:

  • Teacher Recommendations: Applicants are required to submit two teacher recommendations: One from their current math teacher and one from their current English teacher. 
  • Official Transcripts/Progress Reports
  • Writing Sample: A writing sample from a current English or history class is required.
  • Candidate Questionnaire
  • Parent/Guardian Questionnaire
  • Testing:
    • Applicants for grades 9-11 may choose (but are not required) to submit the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT). The PSAT can also be submitted for grades 10-11.
    • Applicants for whom English is a second language will be provided with an English language writing, speaking and reading assessment at no cost during the admission process. Applicants who have previously taken an English language test may also submit the scores.
    • If the student has completed any learning evaluations or has a learning plan with their current or previous schools, please also submit those documents. To be considered for Learning Center support, these must be less than three years old.

STEP 3

SCHEDULE INTERVIEWS

An interview gives you and your child the opportunity to ask questions about our school community and gives us a chance to learn more about your family. The parent/guardian and student interviews are conducted on the same day and take about one hour combined. 

STEP 4

SCHEDULE A STUDENT VISIT (optional)

Upper School applicants are invited (but not required) to visit Flint Hill to attend live classes and experience a day in the life in our community. The visit registration form is sent to families after the application form is submitted.

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR:

TRANSPORTATION

Our bus service extends from Leesburg to Vienna to Alexandria to National Harbor.

AFTERCARE & EXTENDED DAY

We offer after-school options for students in grades JK-8.

SUMMER PROGRAMS

From clay camp to athletics workshops, students of all ages participate in our summer programs.

MEET THE ADMISSION TEAM

Dawn Hopke

Associate Director of Enrollment Management
Admission Officer, Grades JK-4

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Rico Reed

Admission Officer, Grades 5-6; Alumni Ambassador; and Head Varsity Boys’ Basketball Coach

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Jordi Izzard

Middle School Admission Officer, Grades 7-8

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Lauren South

Assistant Director of Enrollment Management; Admission Officer, Grades 9-12

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Justin Fitzgerald

Admission Officer, Grades 9-12

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Julie Lewis

Admission Officer, Grades 9-12

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Jennifer Webb

Director of Enrollment Management and Financial Aid

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Sarah Burnett

Enrollment Services Manager

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Christina Day

Enrollment Services Coordinator

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Maxwell Simpson

Enrollment Systems Manager

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HEAR FROM OUR COMMUNITY

What advice do you have for new Huskies?

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Liz Lucca
Parent '26, '28, '31, '33
Sophia & Connor
Class of 2032
Joelle Tam
Upper School English Teacher