Do you have a school nurse?
Yes, Sheridan employs a full-time school nurse.
Do you provide lunch?
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.
Does your school require uniforms?
Students are not required to wear uniforms but should be dressed appropriately for the school day.
Where do students go to school after Sheridan?
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. For a full list of schools with Sheridan Alumni click here.
How many students attend your school?
We limit our enrollment to 230 students at Sheridan School.
How can I tour your 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 6th from 10:45 am – 1pm and Friday, January 9th 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.
Grades 4-8 School Open House – November 14th – 6:30PM – 8:30PM. Our grades 4-8 Open House begins in our World Room. The program will include a welcome from our Head of School who will give you an overview of what sets Sheridan apart. Visit classrooms where you will experience teacher directed activities. The Open House will culminate with an opportunity to hear from our student panel. Pizza will be served for students.
How many students are in each grade?
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.
Is there an admission test?
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-V.
Applicants to grades 6,7 and 8 may take either the SSAT or the ISEE. Click here to see testing locations.
How many openings are available in each grade?
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.
Do you offer athletics?
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.
What foreign languages are offered?
What type of curriculum is offered?
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.
Does Sheridan offer an after school program?
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. Kindergarten students are dismissed from their homeroom at 2:30PM. We offer a K-Club program from 2:30-3:30, which is included in tuition. Sheridan also offers before-care from 7:45 to 8:15 a.m. at no charge.
4. Tuition/Financial Aid
What is included in Sheridan’s tuition?
Sheridan’s tuition includes the following:
- A Daily Hot Lunch
- Mountain Campus Trips
- All Books & Supplies
- Athletics Fees
- AM Childcare
Do you offer financial aid and/or scholarships?
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.
What is the tuition?
Tuition for the 2016-2017 school year is as follows: K-3rd grade: $32,630; 4th-8th grades: $35,510 (Includes all books and supplies, snack, hot lunch and Mountain Campus trips.)
Do you provide transportation?
Sheridan is conveniently located within walking distance of the Van Ness and Tenleytown Metro stops. Sheridan works with families to facilitate neighborhood carpools.
Where are you located?
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.
Do most of Sheridan’s students live in DC?
Sheridan students come from all four quadrants of DC, Montgomery & Prince George’s counties in Maryland and communities in Northern Virginia.