The application deadline for 2021-2022 has passed. If you are interested in learning more about Sheridan or inquiring about available spaces, please contact Director of Admissions Margie Gottfried at or 202-362-7900.


Age Requirements

  • Kindergarten applicants must be 5 years of age by September 1 of the year they plan to attend.
  • 1st grade applicants must be 6 years of age by September 1 of the year they plan to attend.

Application Process

  1. Submit application and application fee of $60.00 through the Ravenna Portal by January 15, 2021
  2. Submit required file components by January 22, 2021:
    • Parent Questionnaire
    • Teacher Recommendation
    • Testing Results
  3. Virtual Student Meeting (may take place after January 22nd)
  4. Virtual Parent Interview (may take place after January 22nd)

Application Components

Application and Application Fee

Sheridan uses the Ravenna system for applications. Applications, which include general information about your family and your child, must be submitted through the Ravenna Portal by January 15, 2021. The application fee is $60.00.


Parent Questionnaire

The Parent Questionnaire is an opportunity to tell us about your child.  Your answers to these questions provide us with a deeper understanding of your child. You may complete the questionnaire through the Ravenna Portal.

Teacher Recommendation

One current teacher recommendation is required. Recommendations can be submitted through the Ravenna Portal.

Testing Results

WPPSI/WISC Testing for Kindergarten and First Grade applicants is optional. If your child has had testing administered, please feel free to submit the report and we will include it in their admission file.

Virtual Parent Interview

The Virtual Parent Interview is an opportunity for you to ask questions about Sheridan, to further inform us about your child and for us to get to know you.  Parent Interviews are conducted by an Admissions staff member or a Sheridan administrator. You may register for your interview through the Ravenna Portal. Zoom links will be included in your interview confirmation and reminder emails. Please contact Director of Admissions and Financial Aid Margie Gottfried if meeting using an online platform will be difficult.

Virtual Student Meeting

After you submit your application, you will be contacted by our Admissions Office to schedule your child’s virtual meeting and assessment. Prospective students will meet virtually 1:1 with a designated Sheridan teacher or administrator. Zoom instructions will be included in your meeting confirmation and reminder. Please contact Margie Gottfried if meeting using an online platform will be difficult.

Information to share with your child about what to expect at the meeting is available here.