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HOW TO APPLY

During this uncertain time, choosing the right educational partner is rising to the top of the list of what's important to families.

At the same time, seats are limited and COVID-19 related obstacles to completing admission requirements are increasing. But Flint Hill is here to help. We are committed to finding openings for mission-appropriate families who are looking for an innovative educational partner. We are also doing all that we can to simplify the admission process for you because that's what partners do.

If you are interested in exploring how your child can blaze a trail at Flint Hill, please schedule a phone call or virtual meeting with a member of our team to discuss how we might be able to find space, offer flexibility in the admission process and render a decision for your family soon.

As you conduct your search for the right school, here is a resource you can use to evaluate your options: 25 Questions to Help You Choose a School for Your Child.

Below are steps that you can take after you have connected with a member of our team.

Lower School

Families are invited to submit an application for admission online. Applications are now reviewed on a rolling and space-available basis for the 2020-21 academic year. The application deadline for the 2021-22 academic year is mid-January; the exact date will be announced soon.

Supporting materials include:

  • Testing: 
    • Gesell: Applicants for junior kindergarten-second grade are required to submit the Gesell. The Gesell is offered at Flint Hill beginning in November at no cost to families.
    • WISC-V: Applicants for grades 3-6 are required to submit the WISC-V. A list of testing sites for the WISC-V may be found online here. The SSAT can be submitted in lieu of the WISC-V for applicants who’ve already taken it or plan to take it.
    • Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence (WPPSI): Applicants may also choose to submit the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence (WPPSI) as a supplement.
  1. Teacher Recommendation: Flint Hill requests a teacher recommendation from the applicant’s current teacher: Grades JK-2 Recommendation Form and Grades 3-6 Recommendation Form
  2. Transcripts/Progress Reports: Required only for grades 1-6, the Permission for School to Release Student Records and Transcripts should be submitted directly to your current school.
  3. Parent/Guardian Questionnaire: Parents/guardians of Lower School applicants must complete the Parent Questionnaire.

An interview gives you the opportunity to ask questions about our school community and gives us a chance to learn more about your family. Interviews can be scheduled through Husky Hub (access to this portal is given upon application submission), or by contacting the Admission Office at 703.584.2314 or admission@flinthill.org.

  1. Applicants for kindergarten-second grade are required to visit Flint Hill after completing their application.
  2. 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

Families are invited to submit an application for admission online. Applications are now reviewed on a rolling and space-available basis for the 2020-21 academic year. The application deadline for the 2021-22 academic year is mid-January; the exact date will be announced soon.

Supporting materials include:

  1. Testing: Middle School applicants are required to submit the SSAT. You can register for the SSAT at www.ssat.org. Our SSAT school code is 3173. International applicants must also submit the TOEFL Junior.
  2. Teacher Recommendations: Applicants are required to submit two teacher recommendations: one from their current math teacher and one from their current English teacher.
  3. Transcripts/Progress Reports: Please submit the Permission for School to Release Student Records and Transcripts directly to your current school.
  4. Graded Writing Sample: A writing sample from a current English or history class that includes a grade, and a teacher’s edits and comments is required. You may submit the writing sample through Husky Hub or email it to admission@flinthill.org.
  5. Candidate Questionnaire: Applicants must complete the Candidate Questionnaire.
  6. Parent/Guardian Questionnaire: Parents/guardians of applicants must complete the Parent Questionnaire.

To be eligible for Learning Center support, applications must also include psycho-educational testing that is less than three years old.

An interview gives you and your child an opportunity to ask questions about our school community and gives us a chance to learn more about your family. Interviews can be scheduled through Husky Hub (access to this portal is given upon application submission), or by contacting the Admission Office at 703.584.2314 or admission@flinthill.org.

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.

Upper School

Families are invited to submit an application for admission online. Applications are now reviewed on a rolling and space-available basis for the 2020-21 academic year. The application deadline for the 2021-22 academic year is mid-January; the exact date will be announced soon.

Upper School applicants are invited to complete a school "shadow visit." During the visit, your child can shadow a current student and visits classes, tour the School and meet 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 Husky Hub, our community portal, which can be used to schedule the shadow visit.

Supporting materials include:

  1. Testing: Applicants for Grades 9-11 are required to submit the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT). The PSAT can be submitted in lieu of the SSAT for 10th and 11th grade. Applicants for 12th grade are required to submit the PSAT, SAT or ACT. All international applicants for whom English is a second language must also submit TOEFL scores. You can register for the SSAT online at www.ssat.org. Our SSAT school code is 3173.
  2. Teacher Recommendations: Applicants are required to submit two teacher recommendations: one from their current math teacher and one from their current English teacher. Once an application is submitted, you will receive instructions on how to access Husky Hub, our community portal, which can be used to request recommendations from your child’s teachers.
  3. Submit Official Transcripts/Progress Reports: The Permission for School to Release Student Records and Transcripts should be submitted directly to your current school.
  4. Submit Graded Writing Sample: A writing sample from a current English or history class that includes a grade, and a teacher’s edits and comments is required. You may submit the writing sample through Husky Hub or email it to admission@flinthill.org.
  5. Candidate Questionnaire: Applicants must complete the candidate questionnaire.
  6. Parent/Guardian Questionnaire: Parents/guardians of applicants must complete the parent questionnaire.

To be eligible for Learning Center support, applications must also include psycho-educational testing that is less than three years old.

Individual parent/guardian and student interviews for each candidate are required to complete the admission process. The parent/guardian and student interviews are conducted on the same day and take approximately one hour combined. Interviews are scheduled by appointment after an application has been submitted. Interviews can be scheduled through Husky Hub, or by contacting the Admission Office at 703.584.2314 or admission@flinthill.org.

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Important Dates

September 1
2020-21 Admission season opens

September-January
Complete admission requirements

October
Reserve a shadow visit and interview slot

November 1
Financial aid process opens