We are delighted that you are interested in Capitol Hill Day School!

Capitol Hill Day School is an independent, progressive school serving students in PreK though 8th Grade. The School is located on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, within a diverse and vibrant neighborhood that serves as an extended classroom for our students to explore.

For over 50 years, Capitol Hill Day School has remained a school for children, allowing students to take age-appropriate risks, and learn essential collaboration and critical thinking skills. We remain proud of our close-knit community, our project-based approach to teaching and learning, and our continued emphasis on social justice.  

Graduates of Capitol Hill Day School are self-advocates and confident learners who thrive in a wide variety of high schools and colleges, and give back to their communities. We invite you to visit, apply, and envision your child growing here. We look forward to getting to know your family. 

Hana Carey
Director of Admissions
(202) 386-9920


Upcoming Events

Register for events and start the application process in Ravenna.

Application Checklist

A good place to start! Download the full checklist here, and do not hesitate to contact with any questions.
Tour or Open House

Register for a Small Group Tour, Open House, or Head of School Tour through Ravenna.


Submit application through Ravenna and pay $60 fee.

Supplemental Materials

Submit all applicable supplemental materials including teacher recommendations, assessment test, student questionnaire, and transcripts.

Student Visit

PreK, K, & 1st Grade applicants will attend a playdate at the School in early January, and 2nd - 8th Grade applicants will visit during a school day in January.

Parent Meeting (optional)

Schedule a parent meeting with our Director of Admissions.

Financial Aid Application (optional)

Families may submit a financial aid application at Details available here.


Have Questions?

Or want to learn more?

Drop us a line below, and a member of our admissions team will be in touch shortly.

Meet Our Team

Hana Carey

Director of Admissions
(202) 386-9920

Emily Prigg

Admissions & Communications Associate