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. Later, applicant families may ask the admissions office about requesting an optional personal outdoor perimeter campus tour, subject to availability.
Applications received prior to the end of January will receive priority consideration for Fall 2022. We begin planning our classroom configurations after February 1st, as we determine available openings.
Merritt Academy accepts waitlist applications year-round for early childhood placement, as well as school applications for when select openings become available.
For early childhood applicants (infants through K4/4-5s), please complete the form below and submit your $75 non-refundable application fee. Your applicant will be placed on the waiting list for their appropriate age group for your desired starting date.
For K-8 applicants, please complete the form below and submit your $75 non-refundable application fee. Additionally, please download and complete the following required items:
- K-8 Application Form;
- K-8 Teacher Recommendation Form should be given to your child’s current teacher; and
- K-8 Records Request 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.
“ 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 area elementary schools.
Click here to download a copy of Merritt Academy’s 2021-2022 school calendar.