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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.

Application packages are due by January 22, 2022, in order to guarantee a March decision. If you need help completing your online application, please contact us at 703.584.2314.

The testing requirements by division are:

Lower School

Applicants for junior kindergarten, kindergarten, first grade and second grade are required to complete a Gesell, which is administered by Flint Hill at no cost to the family Directions for scheduling the Gesell are provided after an application is submitted.

Applicants for grades 3-6 are not required to seek testing for admission but we do ask families to submit all testing they have on file. This may include WISC-V, WPPSI, SOLs, Cogat NNAT, ISEE, ERBS, MAP.

Middle School (Grades 7 and 8)

Middle School applicants can choose to submit the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT).

Upper School (Grades 9-12)

Upper School applicants can choose to submit the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT). The PSAT can also be submitted for 10th and 11th grade. Applicants for 12th grade are required to submit the PSAT, SAT, or ACT.

Admission applications are due no later than January 22, 2022, in order to guarantee a March admission decision. Families are notified of admission decisions on the first Friday in March. 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, 2022. 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 and your family is ready to partner, 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.

Please visit this page to learn more about the Portrait of a Flint Hill Student.

Campus tours are available by appointment with members of the Admission Team and last approximately 45 minutes to one hour. Click here to schedule a tour. 

Flint Hill hosts several admission events, both on campus and virtual, throughout the year. Click here to register for an upcoming event.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 for a play date on February 5, 2022. Applicants for grades 3-6 are invited to complete a half-day visit.

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.

Students applying to the Upper School are invited to complete an optional school student visit. During the visit, the prospective student visit classes, tours the School and meets other students and teachers. 

Lower School: 8:10 a.m.-3:00 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 typically have a cap of 18 students. Middle and Upper School advisory groups 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. and 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 an assessment provided by Flint Hill at no cost to the familys 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 virtually 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 if they are in the area.

For the sake of racial justice and equity, we’ve eliminated our requirement for standardized tests.

Junior Kindergarten - Grade 2 requires a Gesell Developmental Observation.

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.