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FAQ's

Have questions about the admission process?

We’ve got you covered. Take a look at our most common questions below, and if you still want to learn more, get in touch with us.

General Questions

To submit an application, you can click here or use the Apply Now button at the top of this page. After your application has been submitted, you can follow the steps outlined on our How to Apply page to complete the admission process.

Applications are due by January 21, 2021, in order to guarantee a March decision. If you need help completing your online application, please contact us at 703.584.2314.

Yes, testing is required for all applicants. The requirements by division are:

Lower School

Applicants for junior kindergarten, kindergarten, and first grade are required to complete a Gesell, which can be scheduled by calling our Admission Office.

Applicants for second grade can submit the Gesell or the WISC-IV.

Applicants for grades 3-6 should submit the WISC-IV.

Middle School (Grades 7 and 8)

Middle School applicants should submit SSAT scores before the application deadline. Our SSAT school codes is 3173

Upper School (Grades 9-12)

Upper School applicants should submit the SSAT, PSAT, SAT or ACT before the application deadline.

Admission applications are due no later than January 21, 2021, in order to guarantee a March admission decision. Families are notified of admission decisions on March 5. Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed on a rolling admissions basis as space permits. If you are applying after the deadline, please contact the Admission Office to determine availability for space.

Financial aid applications are due by January 25, 2021. Families are notified of financial aid decisions with their admission decision.

If you have questions about the online application, please contact us at 703.584.2314.

Flint Hill is a curious, innovative school whose graduates are blazing trails and have the courage to make a difference. If this sounds like a fit for your family, you’ve come to the right place. The Admission Committee will consider your child’s curiosity and eagerness to learn in addition to more traditional factors like academic strength, teacher recommendations, test scores, special interests, and a willingness to participate in the life of the School.

When campus is open, private tours are available by appointment with members of the Admission Team and last approximately 45 minutes to one hour. Click here to schedule a virtual meeting with the appropriate admission officer.

Flint Hill hosts several admission events throughout the year. Currently, virtual events are being scheduled until our campuses reopen. 

Opportunities for school visits are available to all prospective students after their application has been submitted. 

Applicants for kindergarten-second grade are required to visit Flint Hill on a pre-determined date (to be announced). 

Applicants for grades 3-6 are required to complete a half-day visit. Parents of applicants will receive instructions for accessing our community portal, Husky Hub, which can be used to schedule the half-day visit. During the visit, applicants will visit a class, complete reading and math assessments and meet some of our teachers.

Middle School applicants are invited and encouraged to complete a half-day visit. During the visit, applicants tour the School, visit classes and meet members of our community, including teachers. Parents of applicants will receive instructions for accessing our community portal, Husky Hub, which can be used to schedule the half-day visit.

Students applying to the Upper School are invited to complete an optional school shadow visit. During the visit, the prospective student shadows a current student and visits classes, tours the School and meets other students and teachers. The visit takes place from 8:05 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and includes a lunch provided by Flint Hill. Parents of applicants will receive instructions for accessing our community portal, Husky Hub, which can be used to schedule the shadow visit.

Lower School: 8:10 a.m.-3:05 p.m.

Middle School: 7:50 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Upper School: 8:10 a.m. to 2:40 p.m.

Yes. Generally, uniforms are required for students in the Lower and Middle Schools, with a dress code requirement for the Upper School. Specific guidelines for divisional dress codes are available through the Admission Office.

The student-teacher ratio at Flint Hill is 6:1. Classes have a maximum size of 18-20 students though some are smaller. Advisory groups each have 10-13 students.

When students are encouraged to find the right-fit college, not just the "big name" college, they match their ambitions with the school that will help them achieve their goals, leading to a more fulfilling college experience. As a result, our graduates attend a wide range of colleges and universities that are representative of the breadth of the interests and talents you find at Flint Hill. You can view our latest list of college acceptances here.

International Student Questions

Yes, we accept international students studying on F-1 visas. Additionally, about 10% of our students are from outside the U.S., but they do not require an F-1 visa due to their parents’ work visa.

Flint Hill does not have an English as a Second Language (ESL) program. All students, including international students, must be fluent in English to apply for admission.

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.

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.

There are no additional tuition costs for international students.

The application process for international students is only slightly different from what is required for domestic applicants. International students are required to submit a $150 application fee, and the TOEFL is required for non-native English speaking students. You can view the steps for applying here.

Yes; a student interview is required but can be conducted via Skype if the student is not living in or visiting the local area.

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.

Flint Hill requires the SSAT for all students, including international, for Middle and Upper School admission. Flint Hill also requires the TOEFL Jr. exam for international applicants in eighth grade and below and the TOEFL exam for international students applying to the Upper School.

Flint Hill does not require a minimum SSAT score in order to apply for admission.