ADMISSIONS PROCESS FOR GRADES K & 1

To inquire about admission for September 2019, please contact the Admissions Office at admissions@sheridanschool.org 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 17, 2020
  2. Submit required file components by January 24, 2020:
    • Parent Questionnaire
    • Teacher Recommendation
    • Testing Results
  3. Student Visit (may take place after January 24th)
  4. Parent Interview (may take place after January 24th)

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 16, 2019. The application fee is $60.00.

THE FOLLOWING COMPONENTS ARE DUE JANUARY 23, 2019: 

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

Kindergarten applicants are required to take the WPPSI-IV (Wechsler Preschool Primary Scale of Intelligence Test, Fourth Edition). First grade applicants, depending on their age, are required to take either the WPPSI-IV or the WISC-V.

Although Sheridan School does not endorse a particular testing center, these organizations/individuals are some that provide admissions testing for many area schools. You may wish to ask about the nature of the follow-up offered by each center. Please call the centers directly to schedule an appointment and to verify the cost of the required test.

Parent Interview

The 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.

Student Visit

After you submit your application, please contact the Admissions Office at 202-362-7900 to schedule your child’s visit. Prospective students will visit in small groups. The visit is informal and students should dress to play. Visit includes story time, cooperative play and an individual assessment. While the children are visiting, parents attend a meeting facilitated by a Sheridan parent ambassador.