The Heights | Application Process

Application Process

Application Deadlines

Lower and Middle School

Wednesday, Jan. 17th, 2018:
Complete Application Deadline for Early Notification
A complete application (including materials and an interview) by this date guarantees an admissions decision by Tuesday, January 30th.

Thursday, Jan. 25th, 2018:
Application Deadline for Regular Notification (Application, Transcript, Recommendation)
An application by this date guarantees an admissions decision by Thursday, Feb. 22nd.  Late applications will be processed on a case-by-case basis.

Financial Aid Application Deadline
Lower and Middle School applicants for financial aid will be notified of their grant by Thursday, February 22nd.

Friday, Feb. 2nd, 2018:
Last day of Lower and Middle School interviews
After this date, interviews by invitation only based upon submitted records.

Upper School

Friday, Jan. 5th, 2018:
Upper School Application Deadline

Friday, Jan. 12th, 2018:
Upper School Application Materials Deadline (Recommendation, Transcript, Testing if applicable)

Wednesday, Jan. 17th, 2018:
Upper School Admissions Interview Deadline
A complete application by this date guarantees an admissions decision by Thursday, Feb. 22nd.  Late applications and interviews will be processed on a case-by-case basis.  Because we expect full enrollment by March 9th, timely applications are very much appreciated. We are eager to get to know you and your family.

Thursday, Jan. 25th, 2018:
Financial Aid Application Deadline.
A financial aid application by this date guarantees a financial aid decision by Thursday, February 22nd.

Late Applicants: Waitlist Procedure

The Heights expects full enrollment by mid-March.  Each year, however, we experience a small number of unanticipated openings due to the international nature of our city.  Consequently, the following process allows late applicants to apply to our waitpool in the event of such openings.  To apply to the waitpool, please:

  • Submit Application online through the Admissions Portal;
  • Submit unofficial copy of report card by email to;
  • Starting March 19, The Heights will reach out to you if, based on the records and our available spaces, a student visit is advisable;
  • Following the visit, should you chose to complete the process, please request recommendations, official transcripts, and schedule the family interview through the parent portal;
  • Decisions released on an as-available basis, no earlier than April 1, as late as August 2018.

Application Process

1. Arrange a day-long student visit

Please click here for visit day details. Students interested in attending The Heights starting in 2018 are welcome to visit starting in late September of this year.

2. Apply online

Click here to submit an application.

3. Submit a Transcript and Recommendation

Submit a transcript and recommendation. These forms can be accessed in the Parent Portal after submitting the application and fee online. While we will continue to accept teacher recommendations via email, fax, or hard copy, the teacher recommendation may be requested, completed, and submitted online using the admissions parent portal.

4. Upper School Applicants may, at their election, submit SSAT or other standardized test scores

The Heights is Test-Optional.  Accordingly, Upper School applicants, if they so choose, may take the SSAT or send us another similar standardized test score once it becomes available. For those electing to take the SSAT, more information can be found at The Heights is #3828. Regardless of whether standardized tests are submitted, all applicants will read aloud to their interviewer, provide a short writing sample during the family interview, and complete written work during their visit day.  Consequently, The Heights does not require a standardized test, but rather leaves it to the applicant family to decide whether such a test is in the best interest of their son.

5. Schedule the Applicant/Parent Interview

The interview is the last step in the application process and can be scheduled online through the Admissions Portal, or by calling 301.765.2093.  Younger siblings need not attend, but are always welcome.  While you are able to schedule your interview before we receive all the supporting documents, we will reach out to you to reschedule if we do not have a completed file two days before the scheduled interview date. Upper School applicants must complete the Family Interview by Wednesday, January 17th; Lower and Middle School applicants by February 2nd.

Important Events

Wednesday, Jan. 17th, 2018: Upper School Application Deadline
Thursday, Jan. 25th, 2018: Lower and Middle School Application Deadline Financial Aid Application Deadline

Contact Us

Richard S. Moss, ‘01
Director of Admission 301.365.0227 ext. 112

Dorothy Reilly
Admissions Coordinator 301.365.0227 ext. 176

George Martin, ’10
Admissions Associate 301.365.0227 ext. 113

Connor Breed, ’07
Admissions Associate 301.365.0227 ext. 113