We’re delighted that you’re interested in National Presbyterian School, a true elementary school serving Age 3 through Sixth Grade.
Please take some time to get to know NPS by exploring our website, contacting us with questions, or scheduling a visit. Once you decide to apply, follow these basic steps:
How to Apply
The application deadline has passed for 2018-2019. Please contact the Admissions Office to discuss a late application.
National Presbyterian School is one of the DC area independent schools now using Ravenna Solutions for the entire application process.
Before beginning, you will need to create an account with Ravenna. From there, you will be able to complete the application steps described below.
- Determine the grade to which you are applying
- Submit an application
- Attend a parent visit
- Bring your child for a visit
- Recommendations, Testing and Transcripts
- Opportunities to Explore NPS
- Admissions Decisions
A parent visit is required for all applicant families who don’t currently attend NPS. These informative meetings are a great way for you to take a first look at our school and ask questions. You may schedule a visit before you submit an application, and once you apply, we will consider this application requirement complete.
Playdates for applicants to Nursery (age 3), Pre-Kindergarten, and Kindergarten give us an opportunity to observe children as they play and take part in other classroom activities under the supervision of NPS educators. Applicants to Grade 1 or above spend a full day visiting in a classroom at their current grade level.
Once you apply, you will sign up for your child’s visit on your NPS application page in Ravenna.
Deadline: January 19, 2018
Priority Applicants: December 8, 2017
All applicants attending a school or daycare must ask their current teacher to submit a recommendation. Students applying to Kindergarten or higher grades must also complete testing – WPPSI-IV (under 6 years old) or WISC-V (6 years or older).Click here for a list of local testers. Additionally, those applying to Grade 2 or above must submit a transcript from their current schools.
Once you apply, you will send (or delegate) the recommendation form to your child’s teacher on your NPS application page in Ravenna. Transcript request forms are also available there. Both transcripts and testing should be send directly to the NPS Office of Admissions.
We invite families to further explore NPS by attending a variety of events including Open Houses, Assemblies, Chapel services, holiday celebrations, and other community events during the school year. Learn more on the Visit NPS page.
Notification Date: March 2, 2018
Making admissions decisions about children as young as 2 or 3 years old admittedly is more art than science. We use the range of information we gather through the admissions process, but we have no rigid formulas or checklists. The main thing we look for is fit—our goal is to have a rich, warm, and diverse learning community at NPS, and the entire admissions process is designed to identify children who will thrive here.
Admissions Decisions will be posted on Ravenna.