There are limited openings in select grades for the 2019-2020 school year and some financial aid still available. Please inquire at 301-770-4370 or email Admissions@FeynmanSchool.org.
2020-2021 Admissions Timeline
- January 14, 2020 – Application, parent questionnaire, and application fee are due.
- January 31, 2020 – All supporting documents must be submitted, financial aid applications must be received, and student observation must be completed.
- March 6, 2020 – Admissions decisions will be provided.
- March 13, 2020 – New Parent Coffee & Conversation.
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-V required for Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 5 and SSAT for Grade 6 – 8 applicants
- Advanced achievement in academic skills
- Higher-level thinking skills
- Appropriate maturity
- Positive social skills
- Individual talents and interests
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 space is available and the child demonstrates readiness.
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 policies, 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.
STEP 1: APPLICATION
Click [HERE] to complete the Admissions Application Form and the Parent Questionnaire on TADS.
STEP 2: TESTING
Preschool: IQ testing is not required for students applying for Preschool. However, we will accept test results if a child was previously evaluated.
Pre-Kindergarten and Primary (K-2nd): Students are required to take the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence (WPPSI-III or -IV) or Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-V). For children ages six and up, the WISC-V is preferred.
Upper Elementary (3rd-5th): Students are required to take the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-V).
Note: Parents must call test administrators directly to schedule appointments. The following link provides a list of test administrators: https://feynmanschool.org/testing-information/. Feynman School does not endorse any testing center or individual. We share this reference list as it provides organizations that offer testing for admission purposes.
Test prep will invalidate the WPPSI and WISC test results. These tests can only be given once a year.
Middle School (6th-8th): Applicants must register for the SSAT (Secondary School Admission Test). Our SSAT number is 3150. Please take the test between October and January. Please visit www.ssat.org for more information about the test and to register.
Please call the Admissions Office at (301) 770-4370 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like more information about testing.
STEP 3: APPLICATION FEE PAYMENT
Please click the button below to submit the $65 application fee.
STEP 4: STUDENT VISIT
Once we receive the application, application fee, and parent questionnaire we will be able to conduct the student observation. Please call the school at 301-770-4370 to schedule the observation. During the visit, a member of our faculty will evaluate your child as they participate in a morning of classes and will provide their admissions recommendation.
STEP 5: ACADEMIC RECORDS AND TEACHER EVALUATION
If your child attends school, please sign and submit the Release of Records and Teacher Recommendation Form to your child’s school. All forms are available through the Feynman School Parent Portal. Home school families should also complete these forms.
Submit 3-5 samples of recent student work demonstrating your child’s interests, abilities, and talents. Student work may be from activities in school or outside of school. For 3rd Grade and above, at least one sample must be of your child’s writing and at least one must be of their mathematical work.
STEP 6: FINANCIAL AID (if applicable)
Please note STEP 6 should be done concurrently with other application steps. If you have any questions regarding the financial aid application process, please contact the Main Office at (301) 770-4370.
STEP 7: NOTIFICATION
Applicants who meet the stated deadlines and complete files will receive a notification on March 6, 2020. All other applicants will receive a notification upon completion of the application file.