A note about the application process:
We encourage prospective families to reserve a half hour private consultation call by phone or Zoom prior to, or as part of their application process. You can book your appointment here.
After the initial consultation, families may contact our admissions office to request a personal outdoor campus tour. Campus tours book in advance, based on availability.
On Saturday, January 21, there will be a special campus tour event. To ensure a guide is available for your family, you must pre-register for this event here or on our home page.
Applications should be submitted before the end of January for optimal consideration for Fall 2023. In February, we begin planning our classroom configurations. Offers go out on a rolling basis.
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.
- 2023-24 K-8 Admissions Application;
- 2023-24 K-8 Teacher Recommendation Form should be given to your child’s current teacher; and
- 2023-24 K-8 Records Release Form 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.
ALL NEW APPLICANTS SHOULD COMPLETE THE ONLINE FORM BELOW FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD AND K-8 $75 APPLICATION FEE SUBMISSION:
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“ Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education. ”
-Martin Luther King, Jr.
A National School of Character
VISA accredited K3-8th Grade
9211 Arlington Blvd.
Fairfax, VA 22031
Phone | 703.273.8000 | Email
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.
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