There are still openings in select grades for the 2017-2018 school year. Please inquire at 301-770-4370.

Admissions Timeline

  • January 13, 2017 – Applications for the 2017 – 18 academic year are due.
  • February 1, 2017 – All supporting documents must be submitted.
  • March 3, 2017 – Admissions decisions will be provided.
  • March 20, 2017 – Enrollment Agreement and tuition deposit due.

Applicant Criteria

The admissions process at Feynman School focuses on matching the ability and maturity of each prospective student with the learning environment.

Applicants are considered according to formal and informal measures based on multiple criteria. These include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Indications of high intellectual ability; WPPSI-III, WPPSI-IV or WISC-IV required for Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8 applicants
  • Advanced achievement in academic skills
  • Higher-level thinking skills
  • Appropriate maturity
  • Positive social skills
  • Creativity
  • Individual talents and interests

Age Requirement

Preschool applicants must be 3 years old by September 1 of the year they intend to enroll. Three year old applicants must be toilet trained upon the first day of school. In unusual cases, however, a child turning three after September 1 may be considered for rolling admission during the school year, provided a space is available and the child demonstrates readiness.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Feynman School seeks to enroll young gifted students who will grow in a learning environment where each student can celebrate his/her own intellectual curiosity and sense of self; be inquisitive and think creatively; and foster care and concern for others. Feynman School is committed to diversity in that the School does not discriminate in its administration of educational policies, admission polices, financial aid policies, personnel policies and other school administered programs on the basis of race, color, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, national or ethnic origin, physical ability, or any other category to the extent protected by applicable laws.

Admissions Process

STEP 1: APPLICATION

Visit the Feynman School Parent Portal to create an account and complete the Admissions application process.

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STEP 2: TESTING

Feynman School does not require IQ testing for students applying for Preschool. However, we will accept test results if a child was previously evaluated. Students applying to the Pre-Kindergarten or Primary (K-2) program are required to take the Wechsler Preshool and Primary Scale of Intelligence (WPPSI-III or -IV) or Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-IV). For children ages six and up, the WISC-IV is preferred.

Click the following link for a list of test administrators: http://feynmanschool.org/testing-information/

Parents must call test administrators directly to schedule appointments.

Feynman School is unable to endorse any testing center or individual.  We share this reference list as it provides organizations that offer testing for admission purposes. Parents please note: Test prep will invalidate the WPPSI and WISC test results. These tests can only be given once in a year.

Applicants to Grade 6 through 8 must register for the SSAT (Secondary School Admission Test). Our SSAT number is 3150. Please take the test between October and January.

Please call the Admissions Office at (301) 770-4370 or send an email to admissions@feynmanschool.org  for more information about testing.

STEP 3: APPLICATION FEE PAYMENT

Please click the button below to submit the $65 application fee.

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STEP 4: ACADEMIC RECORDS AND TEACHER EVALUATIONS

Download and submit the Teacher Recommendation Form (if applicable).

STEP 5: STUDENT VISITS

Once we receive your child’s application, we will schedule a student observation. During the visit, a member of our faculty will evaluate your child and provide their admissions recommendation.

STEP 6: FINANCIAL AID (if applicable)

Please note STEP 6 should be done concurrently with other application steps. If you have any questions regarding financial aid applications process, please contact the Main Office at (301) 770-4370.

STEP 7: NOTIFICATION

Applicants who meet the stated deadlines and complete files will receive notification on March 3, 2017. All other applicants will receive notification upon completion of the application file.