BINS McLean English.jpgWe continue our popular series on frequently asked questions from prospective parents to discuss the Regular Admissions application key dates and requirements. The deadline for Regular Admissions is around the corner!

Each admissions season is an exciting time as we have an opportunity to meet with many new families and build great relationships. We are currently in our Regular Admissions cycle, which is coming to a close. The deadline to submit an online application for Regular Admissions for preschool through grade 10 is Tuesday, January 31.

The online application takes about 15 minutes to complete and includes a $50 non-refundable application fee. We ask that all application deliverables are complete in February. Regular Admissions notification is on Friday, March 3. 

Please find listed below the application requirements for all grades once an application is submitted. The teacher recommendation and transcript request forms are in our application portal. Once you submit an application you may download these forms and submit them to your current school to complete. 

Preschool 2 (four-year-olds) and Kindergarten

  • Online application
  • Playdate
  • Family meeting
  • Students entering PK2 and K must be 4 and 5 respectively by September 30, 2017

Grade 1

  • Online application
  • Playdate
  • Math teacher recommendation letter
  • English teacher recommendation letter
  • Transcripts, or, report cards for the current year and Kindergarten
  • Family meeting 

Grades 2-10

  • Online application
  • Math teacher recommendation letter
  • English teacher recommendation letter
  • Transcripts, or, report cards for the current year and the last three years
  • Admissions exam
  • Family meeting

Admissions Exam
Our admissions exam is developed by BASIS Independent Schools. There are three sections and students have 30 minutes for each section. The three sections include math, reading comprehension and writing. The math section is problem solving while reading comprehension is multiple choice. For the writing portion, students will respond to a writing prompt. No preparation is required for the entrance exam.

Family Meeting
The family meetings are an opportunity for us to meet with at least one parent or guardian and your child or children. The family meetings last about an hour and a member of the admissions team or school administration will meet to ask questions to know you and your child better and provide you an opportunity to ask any questions about our program.

Families will schedule their family meeting and admissions exam in the application portal.

Attend a January Informational Event
We have a few remaining informational events this month including General Information Sessions, Curriculum Sessions, Coffee with our Head of School, and an Open House for Preschool and Kindergarten. To review upcoming events and register, please visit our Events page, where you may also schedule a school tour

We are now accepting applications on a rolling basis (Rolling Admissions) for the 2017-18 academic school year for preschool (4 year olds) through grade 10.

If you have any questions about our admissions process or about our program, please contact us. Please e-mail us at McLean-Admissions@BASISindependent.com or call us at 703.785.1823.

We look forward to speaking with you.