College Preparatory School for Girls Grades 3-12

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The Holton-Arms School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, or sexual orientation in the administration of its hiring, educational policy, admissions, financial aid practices, or of its athletic and other School-administered programs.

GRADE 3

APPLICATION FOR GRADE 3

Please complete your online application by January 10, 2019.

The online application includes the required Student Information, Family Information, Parent Questionnaire, and $60 application fee in the Admissions Portal.

All supporting documents should be received by January 30, 2019.

TOUR & INTERVIEW

Please schedule a tour and interview via the applicant portal or contact the Admissions Office at 301-365-6000 or admit@holton-arms.edu. The tour and interview are for parents only. Students will have the opportunity to tour the school on Applicant Visit Day Friday, January 18, 2019.

TESTING

Holton-Arms requires the reading and math results from the Educational Records Bureau Comprehensive Testing Program V (CTP 5) and Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-V).

Holton-Arms School will administer the CTP 5 to applicants on the following dates:

  • Applications received by December 1, 2018 will be scheduled for testing on Saturday, December 8, 2018, 9-11 a.m. at Holton-Arms.
  • Applications received after December 1, 2018 will be scheduled for testing on Saturday, January 19, 2019, 9-11 a.m. at Holton-Arms.
Families must schedule the WISC-V independently. Testing Resources.

TRANSCRIPT

Holton-Arms requires an official transcript for the current and previous school years. Please sign and give the Request for Transcript form to your daughter's school.

RECOMMENDATIONS

Holton-Arms requires two recommendations from the applicant’s current teachers. The Common Recommendation Form is available through the Applicant Portal.

Additional recommendations from other teachers, coaches, mentors, and friends are welcome, but not required and may be submitted to admit@holton-arms.edu

APPLICANT VISIT DAY

Attend Applicant Visit Day for Grades 3 & 4 Friday, January 18, 2019 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

While students visit, parents are welcome to stay and attend a question and answer session featuring Susanna A. Jones, Head of School and Christy Diefenderfer, Director of Lower School.

GRADE 4

APPLICATION FOR GRADE 4

Please complete your online application by January 10, 2019.

The online application includes the required Student Information, Family Information, Parent Questionnaire, and $60 application fee in the Admissions Portal.

All supporting documents should be received by January 30, 2019.

TOUR & INTERVIEW

Please schedule a tour and interview via the applicant portal or contact the Admissions Office at 301-365-6000 or admit@holton-arms.edu. The tour and interview are for parents only. Students will have the opportunity to tour the school on Applicant Visit Day Friday, January 18, 2019.

TESTING

Holton-Arms requires the reading and math results from the Educational Records Bureau Comprehensive Testing Program V (CTP 5).

Holton-Arms School will administer the CTP 5 to applicants on the following dates:

  • Applications received by December 1, 2018 will be scheduled for testing on Saturday, December 8, 2018, 9-11 a.m. at Holton-Arms.
  • Applications received after December 1, 2018 will be scheduled for testing on Saturday, January 19, 2019, 9-11 a.m. at Holton-Arms.

TRANSCRIPT

Holton-Arms requires an official transcript for the current and previous school years sent to Holton-Arms. Please sign and give the Request for Transcript form to your daughter's school.

RECOMMENDATIONS

Holton-Arms requires two recommendations from the applicant’s current teachers. The Common Recommendation Form is available through the Applicant Portal.

Additional recommendations from other teachers, coaches, mentors, and friends are welcome, but not required and may be submitted to admit@holton-arms.edu

APPLICANT VISIT DAY

Attend Applicant Visit Day for Grades 3 & 4 Friday, January 18, 2019 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

While students visit, parents are welcome to stay and attend a question and answer session featuring Susanna A. Jones, Head of School and Christy Diefenderfer, Director of Lower School.

GRADE 5

APPLICATION FOR GRADE 5

Please complete your online application by January 10, 2019.

The online application includes the required Student Information, Family Information, Parent Questionnaire, and $60 application fee in the Admissions Portal.

All supporting documents should be received by January 30, 2019.

TOUR & INTERVIEW

Please schedule a tour and interview via the applicant portal or contact the Admissions Office at 301-365-6000 or admit@holton-arms.edu. The tour and interview are for parents only. Students will have the opportunity to tour the school on Applicant Visit Day Friday, January 18, 2019.

TESTING

Applicants should take either the SSAT exam or the ISEE exam. Please register for either test via the testing websites below.

TRANSCRIPT

Holton-Arms requires an official transcript for the current and previous school years. Please sign and give the Request for Transcript form to your daughter's school.

RECOMMENDATIONS

Holton-Arms requires two recommendations from the applicant’s current teachers. The Common Recommendation Form is available through the Applicant Portal.

Additional recommendations from other teachers, coaches, mentors, and friends are welcome, but not required and may be submitted to admit@holton-arms.edu

APPLICANT VISIT DAY

Attend Applicant Visit Day for Grades 5 & 6 Friday, January 18, 2019 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

While students visit, parents are welcome to stay and attend a question and answer session featuring Susanna A. Jones, Head of School and Christy Diefenderfer, Director of Lower School.

GRADE 6

APPLICATION FOR GRADE 6

Please complete your online application by January 10, 2019.

The online application includes the required Student Information, Family Information, Parent Questionnaire, and $60 application fee in the Admissions Portal.

All supporting documents should be received by January 30, 2019.

TOUR & INTERVIEW

Please schedule your tour and interview via the admissions portal or contact the Admissions Office at 301-365-6000 or admit@holton-arms.edu.

Shadow Visit Day (Optional):

Applicants have the option to spend a day visiting classes in the grade level for which they are applying. We ask that students submit an application and complete their interview prior to scheduling their shadow day. Please know that spaces are limited. We recommend you call the admissions office in the fall to schedule your appointment. This visit can be scheduled by contacting Samantha Zavras at 301-365-6097.

TESTING

Applicants should take either the SSAT exam or the ISEE exam. Please register for either test via the testing websites below.

TRANSCRIPT

Have an official transcript for the current and previous school years sent to Holton-Arms. Please sign and give the Request for Transcript form to your daughter's school.

RECOMMENDATIONS

Holton-Arms requires two recommendations from the applicant’s current teachers. The Common Recommendation Form is available through the Applicant Portal.

Additional recommendations from other teachers, coaches, mentors, and friends are welcome, but not required and may be submitted to admit@holton-arms.edu

APPLICANT VISIT DAY

Attend Applicant Visit Day for Grades 5 & 6 Friday, January 18, 2019 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

While students visit, parents are welcome to stay and attend a question and answer session featuring Susanna A. Jones, Head of School and Christy Diefenderfer, Director of Lower School.

CHARACTER SKILLS SNAPSHOT (OPTIONAL)

We Use the Character Skills Snapshot

At Holton-Arms, the admissions process is guided by the School's mission to cultivate the unique potential of young women through "the education not only of the mind, but of the soul and spirit" (Jessie Moon Holton). We recognize that potential encompasses much more than high academic achievement, and we strive to learn about each applicant's interests, talents, and personal qualities that make her the unique individual she is. That is why we are excited about the Character Skills Snapshot - a new online assessment tool developed by the Enrollment Management Association. Although this assessment is not required, we strongly recommend that all of our applicants complete the Character Skills Snapshot, as we believe it will provide insight into areas of strengths that are not reflected in grades and test scores.

If Registered for SSAT: The Snapshot is free of charge and once you register for the SSAT, you will receive an email inviting your daughter to take The Snapshot. View registration process: SSAT testers

If Registered for ISEE: There is a $25 fee for The Snapshot. Please contact the Admissions Office for details. View registration process: Non-testers

GRADE 7

APPLICATION FOR GRADE 7

The online application includes the required Student Information, Family Information, Parent Questionnaire, Student Essay, and $60 application fee in the Admissions Portal.

All supporting documents should be received by January 30, 2019.

TOUR & INTERVIEW

Please schedule your tour and interview via the admissions portal or contact the Admissions Office at 301-365-6000 or admit@holton-arms.edu.

Shadow Visit Day (Optional):

Applicants have the option to spend a day visiting classes in the grade level for which they are applying. We ask that students submit an application and complete their interview prior to scheduling their shadow day. Please know that spaces are limited. We recommend you call the admissions office in the fall to schedule your appointment. This visit can be scheduled by contacting Caroline Howton at 301-365-6075.

TESTING

Applicants should take either the SSAT exam or the ISEE exam. Please register for either test via the testing websites below.

TRANSCRIPT

Holton-Arms requires an official transcript for the current and previous school years. Please sign and give the Request for Transcript form to your daughter's school.

RECOMMENDATIONS

Holton-Arms requires three current teacher recommendations (English Teacher, Math Teacher, and a Third Teacher of your choice). The third teacher should be an individual familiar with the applicant, such as an athletic coach, mentor, art teacher, music teacher, etc. Recommendation forms can be submitted through the Applicant Portal.

Additional recommendations from other teachers, coaches, mentors, and friends are welcome, but not required and may be submitted to admit@holton-arms.edu.

APPLICANT VISIT DAY

Attend Applicant Visit Day Friday, January 25, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Applicants will have the opportunity to explore Holton’s Middle School and will receive further information in the winter.

CHARACTER SKILLS SNAPSHOT (OPTIONAL)

We Use the Character Skills Snapshot

At Holton-Arms, the admissions process is guided by the School's mission to cultivate the unique potential of young women through "the education not only of the mind, but of the soul and spirit" (Jessie Moon Holton). We recognize that potential encompasses much more than high academic achievement, and we strive to learn about each applicant's interests, talents, and personal qualities that make her the unique individual she is. That is why we are excited about the Character Skills Snapshot - a new online assessment tool developed by the Enrollment Management Association. Although this assessment is not required, we strongly recommend that all of our applicants complete the Character Skills Snapshot, as we believe it will provide insight into areas of strengths that are not reflected in grades and test scores.

If Registered for SSAT: The Snapshot is free of charge and once you register for the SSAT, you will receive an email inviting your daughter to take The Snapshot. View registration process: SSAT testers

If Registered for ISEE: There is a $25 fee for The Snapshot. Please contact the Admissions Office for details. View registration process: Non-testers

GRADE 8

APPLICATION FOR GRADE 8

The online application includes the required Student Information, Family Information, Parent Questionnaire, Student Essay, and $60 application fee in the Admissions Portal.

All supporting documents should be received by January 30, 2019.

TOUR & INTERVIEW

Please schedule your tour and interview via the admissions portal or contact the Admissions Office at 301-365-6000 or admit@holton-arms.edu.

Shadow Visit Day (Optional):

Applicants have the option to spend a day visiting classes in the grade level for which they are applying. We ask that students submit an application and complete their interview prior to scheduling their shadow day. Please know that spaces are limited. We recommend you call the admissions office in the fall to schedule your appointment. This visit can be scheduled by contacting Caroline Howton at 301-365-6075.

TESTING

Applicants should take either the SSAT exam or the ISEE exam. Please register for either test via the testing websites below.

TRANSCRIPT

Holton-Arms requires an official transcript for the current and previous school years. Please sign and give the Request for Transcript form to your daughter's school.

RECOMMENDATIONS

Holton-Arms requires three current teacher recommendations (English Teacher, Math Teacher, and a Third Teacher of your choice). The third teacher should be an individual familiar with the applicant, such as an athletic coach, mentor, art teacher, music teacher, etc. Recommendation forms can be submitted through the Applicant Portal.

Additional recommendations from other teachers, coaches, mentors, and friends are welcome, but not required and may be submitted to admit@holton-arms.edu.

CHARACTER SKILLS SNAPSHOT (OPTIONAL)

We Use the Character Skills Snapshot

At Holton-Arms, the admissions process is guided by the School's mission to cultivate the unique potential of young women through "the education not only of the mind, but of the soul and spirit" (Jessie Moon Holton). We recognize that potential encompasses much more than high academic achievement, and we strive to learn about each applicant's interests, talents, and personal qualities that make her the unique individual she is. That is why we are excited about the Character Skills Snapshot - a new online assessment tool developed by the Enrollment Management Association. Although this assessment is not required, we strongly recommend that all of our applicants complete the Character Skills Snapshot, as we believe it will provide insight into areas of strengths that are not reflected in grades and test scores.

If Registered for SSAT: The Snapshot is free of charge and once you register for the SSAT, you will receive an email inviting your daughter to take The Snapshot. View registration process: SSAT testers

If Registered for ISEE: There is a $25 fee for The Snapshot. Please contact the Admissions Office for details. View registration process: Non-testers

GRADE 9

APPLICATION FOR GRADE 9

The online application includes the required Student Information, Family Information, Parent Questionnaire, Student Essay, and $60 application fee in the Admissions Portal.

All supporting documents should be received by January 30, 2019.

TOUR & INTERVIEW

Please schedule your tour and interview via the admissions portal or contact the Admissions Office at 301-365-6000 or admit@holton-arms.edu.

Shadow Visit Day (Optional):

Applicants have the option to spend a day visiting classes in the grade level for which they are applying. We ask that students submit an application and complete their interview prior to scheduling their shadow day. Please know that spaces are limited. We recommend you call the admissions office in the fall to schedule your appointment. This visit can be scheduled by contacting Caroline Howton at 301-365-6075.

TESTING

Applicants should take either the SSAT exam or the ISEE exam. Please register for either test via the testing websites below.

TRANSCRIPT

Holton-Arms requires an official transcript for the current and previous school years. Please sign and give the Request for Transcript form to your daughter's school.

RECOMMENDATIONS

Holton-Arms requires three current academic teacher recommendations (English Teacher, Math Teacher, and a Third Teacher of your choice). Recommendation forms can be submitted through the Applicant Portal.

Additional recommendations from other teachers, coaches, mentors, and friends are welcome, but not required and may be submitted to admit@holton-arms.edu.

CHARACTER SKILLS SNAPSHOT (OPTIONAL)

We Use the Character Skills Snapshot

At Holton-Arms, the admissions process is guided by the School's mission to cultivate the unique potential of young women through "the education not only of the mind, but of the soul and spirit" (Jessie Moon Holton). We recognize that potential encompasses much more than high academic achievement, and we strive to learn about each applicant's interests, talents, and personal qualities that make her the unique individual she is. That is why we are excited about the Character Skills Snapshot - a new online assessment tool developed by the Enrollment Management Association. Although this assessment is not required, we strongly recommend that all of our applicants complete the Character Skills Snapshot, as we believe it will provide insight into areas of strengths that are not reflected in grades and test scores.

If Registered for SSAT: The Snapshot is free of charge and once you register for the SSAT, you will receive an email inviting your daughter to take The Snapshot. View registration process: SSAT testers

If Registered for ISEE: There is a $25 fee for The Snapshot. Please contact the Admissions Office for details. View registration process: Non-testers

GRADES 10+

APPLICATION FOR GRADES 10+

Prior to submitting an application or scheduling a tour and interview, please send the applicant’s high school transcript or class list to admit@holton-arms.edu.

Please complete your online application by January 10, 2019.

The online application includes the required Student Information, Family Information, Parent Questionnaire, Student Essay, and $60 application fee in the Admissions Portal.

All supporting documents should be received by January 30, 2019.

TOUR & INTERVIEW

Prior to scheduling your tour and interview, please send the applicant's high school transcript or class list to admit@holton-arms.edu.

Shadow Visit Day (Optional):

Applicants have the option to spend a day visiting classes in the grade level for which they are applying. We ask that students submit an application and complete their interview prior to scheduling their shadow day. Please know that spaces are limited. We recommend you call the admissions office in the fall to schedule your appointment. This visit can be scheduled by contacting Caroline Howton at 301-365-6075.

TESTING

Applicants should take either the SSAT exam or the ISEE exam. Please register for either test via the testing websites below.

TRANSCRIPT

Holton-Arms requires an official transcript for the current and previous school years sent to Holton-Arms. Please sign and give the Request for Transcript form to your daughter's school.

RECOMMENDATIONS

Holton-Arms requires three current academic teacher recommendations (English Teacher, Math Teacher, and a Third Teacher of your choice). Recommendation forms can be submitted through the Applicant Portal.

Additional recommendations from other teachers, coaches, mentors, and friends are welcome, but not required and may be submitted to admit@holton-arms.edu.

CHARACTER SKILLS SNAPSHOT (OPTIONAL)

We Use the Character Skills Snapshot

At Holton-Arms, the admissions process is guided by the School's mission to cultivate the unique potential of young women through "the education not only of the mind, but of the soul and spirit" (Jessie Moon Holton). We recognize that potential encompasses much more than high academic achievement, and we strive to learn about each applicant's interests, talents, and personal qualities that make her the unique individual she is. That is why we are excited about the Character Skills Snapshot - a new online assessment tool developed by the Enrollment Management Association. Although this assessment is not required, we strongly recommend that all of our applicants complete the Character Skills Snapshot, as we believe it will provide insight into areas of strengths that are not reflected in grades and test scores.

If Registered for SSAT: The Snapshot is free of charge and once you register for the SSAT, you will receive an email inviting your daughter to take The Snapshot. View registration process: SSAT testers

If Registered for ISEE: There is a $25 fee for The Snapshot. Please contact the Admissions Office for details. View registration process: Non-testers
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