1. General

Yes, Sheridan employs a full-time school nurse.

Yes, Sheridan provides a hot meal everyday. Students are offered a hot entrée, salad bar and deli bar at every meal. If your child has a food allergy, the kitchen staff, school nurse and faculty will work with you to ensure your child eats a safe and healthy meal.

Students are not required to wear uniforms but should be dressed appropriately for the school day.

Everywhere! Sheridan is proud of its remarkable high school placement. Most graduates continue on to another private school and those who wish to attend public school usually enroll in an honors program. In recent years Sheridan graduates have attended St. Albans, National Cathedral School, Bullis School, Field School, Georgetown Day School, Sidwell Friends School, Landon School, Maret School, Washington International School, Montgomery Blair High School and Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, among others. Each year, nearly all students in the graduating class are accepted into their top choice school.

There are  226 students at Sheridan School.

Info-Session/Tours – these small group sessions meet weekly on mornings from 9:15 am – 11 am, beginning in early October through mid December. Information session/tour dates may be accessed through the Ravenna portal.  The first hour is spent  with administrators & teachers and the second hour is spent touring the school with one of the directors of admission.

Open House Programs – Sunday, November 8th from 10:45 am – 1pm and Friday, January 8th from 8:45am – 11am – Each Open House begins in our World Room where you will mingle with current parents. The program will include a welcome from our Head of School and our Director of Admission, Margie Gottfried. You will have the opportunity to hear from a panel of current students, including a Q&A. The Open House will culminate with a tour given by our Parent Ambassadors.

There is one class per grade at Sheridan, with aproximately 25 children in each class with two teachers. There are aproximately 40 faculty members at Sheridan. Our faculty to student ratio is aproximately 6:1.

 

2. Admissions

Yes. We require that each K-5 applicant take an age-appropriate intelligence test. Children six years old and younger must take the WPPSI-IV. Children seven to eleven years old must take the WISC-IV or WISC-V. Applicants to grades 6,7 and 8 applicant may take either the SSAT or the ISEE.  Click here to see testing locations.

There are 24 openings in Kindergarten each year. We strive for a balanced class between girls and boys. In other grades, openings are based on attrition and cannot be guaranteed. We will accept applications for all grades. Please contact the Admissions Office about openings in grades 1-8.

All applications must be received by 4 p.m. on Friday, January 15, 2016.

 

3. Curriculum

Yes, Sheridan has an interscholastic sports program. Sports teams are open to 5th through 8th graders and begin in the fall with cross-country and soccer. In the winter, students can play basketball, and in the spring, track and field and softball. All students are encouraged to participate, and each child is ensured playing time.

Spanish is part of the core curriculum kindergarten through eighth grade. In addition to instruction in the language class students are exposed to the language throughout the school day.

Sheridan offers both an academic and a social curriculum. Our academic curriculum is challenging and conceptually-based with a focus on experiential learning. A conceptual approach is supported across all disciplines. The emphasis is as much on process as content. Content-integrated, experiential and meaningful, this approach is especially effective in a K-8 environment. Letter grades (for academic subjects only) are first issued in 7th grade. Sheridan’s social curriculum is based on the Responsive Classroom approach to teaching and learning. Through collaboration, problem solving, reflecting and risk taking, students become invested in their education and develop as human beings.

Yes, Sheridan has an after school program for students of all ages. It costs $14 per hour if pre-registered. The hours are from 2:30 p.m (W) or 3:30 p.m. (M,T,Th,F) until 6 p.m. daily. Students are given the opportunity to play outside, complete homework, create art projects, and have a snack. On some days, children may even have the chance to learn how to be a clown, or how to bake cookies! Sheridan also offers before-care from 7:45  to 8:15 a.m. at no charge.

 

4. Tuition/Financial Aid

Sheridan’s tuition includes the following:

  • A Daily Hot Lunch
  • Mountain Campus Trips
  • Technology
  • All Books & Supplies
  • Athletics Fees
  • AM Childcare

Yes, we do offer financial aid based on need. We do accept scholarship funds from the Black Student Fund, The Latino Student Fund, and the Washington Scholarship Fund. For more information about financial aid click here.

Tuition for the 2015-2016 school year is as follows: K-3rd grade: $31,100;  4th-8th grades: $33,850 (Includes all books and supplies, snack, hot lunch and Mountain Campus trips.)

 

5. Location

Sheridan is conveniently located within walking distance of the Van Ness and Tenleytown Metro stops.  Sheridan works with families to facilitate neighborhood carpools.

Sheridan School is located in the North Cleveland Park neighborhood of NW Washington, DC. We are approximately two blocks northwest of the Van Ness/UDC Metro station. Please click here for a map of the area.

Sheridan students come from all four quadrants of DC, Montgomery & Prince George’s counties in Maryland and  communities in Northern Virginia.