A note about the application process:
We encourage prospective families to reserve a half-hour personal consultation call by phone or Zoom prior to, or as part of their application process. Many parents find this to be a quick way to determine availability or ask detailed questions, especially if you live out of the area. You can book your appointment here.
Families may also opt to reserve a personal campus tour. Campus tours book in advance, based on availability. Please plan on an hour for a campus visit though many tours are completed in 45 minutes.
Applications submitted before the end of January each year benefit from optimal consideration for Fall placement. For the new school year in August, offers go out by age group starting in February through March for our youngest applicants. Offers for K-8 are sent in March or as openings become available.
Merritt Academy also accepts waitlist applications year-round for early childhood placement, as well as K-8 school classes. Families are encouraged to contact Admissions regarding availability or future openings in their child’s age group.
For early childhood applicants (infants through K4/4-5s), please complete the application form below which includes the $75 non-refundable application fee payable by credit card. Upon successful completion of your application submission, you will receive a confirmation message.
For K-8 applicants, please complete the full K-8 application form below to start your application. Your $75 non-refundable application fee can be processed when you are ready, using the application form below with credit card. Please note that you should download the teacher recommendation and records request for your teacher and current school. For optimal consideration, these items are due by the end of January or sooner. Your child’s admissions assessment should be scheduled after these items are submitted.
- 2024-25 K-8AdmissionsApplication
- 2024-25 K-8TeacherRecommendation should be given to your child’s current teacher; and
- 2024-25 K-8RecordsReleaseAuthorization should be provided to your school registrar.
Once these items are submitted to Merritt Academy, we will work with you to schedule an in-person assessment visit for your K-8 student. Applicant families residing internationally or a great distance from the National Capital Region should contact the admissions office if travel to campus is not possible. The $75 application fee should be submitted before student assessment.
ALL NEW APPLICANTS SHOULD COMPLETE THE ONLINE FORM BELOW FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD AND USE THE FORM TO MAKE THEIR K-8 $75 APPLICATION FEE SUBMISSION:
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“ Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education. ”
-Martin Luther King, Jr.
Merritt Academy is proud to be recognized as a National School of Character by the Character Education Partnership, a national non-profit coalition based in Washington, D.C.
After School Activities
Merritt Academy provides a safe, enriching afterschool environment for students attending our elementary program.