How to Apply


The application deadline for the 2024-25 school year has now passed.  If you are interested in submitting a late application, please contact the Admissions Office at  We are one of several schools in the DC area that uses a system called Ravenna for online applications. To get started, please review the steps below and create an account in Ravenna

1. Create a Ravenna Account
Your first step in the application process is creating an account in Ravenna, our online admissions portal. Ravenna provides parents/guardians access to every piece of the admissions process.
2. Review your Checklist
Once you've created an account in Ravenna, you'll be able to view all of the steps required to complete your application! To see what is required at each grade-level, please click on the corresponding checklist tab below.
3. Submit Your Application
By the January 5, 2024 deadline, please submit your application and pay the $65 application fee. The application includes family information and a brief parent questionnaire.
4. Submit Supplemental Materials
By the January 19, 2024 deadline, please submit all required supplemental materials.
We are committed to an equitable admissions process.  Please note that we are no longer requiring or accepting WPPSI-IV or WISC-V standardized testing as part of the admissions process.

Application Checklists by Grade

Click on the Grade(s) you are applying to below to see important information regarding the steps in the application process. You may also refer to this printable checklist for all the steps in the process. Please note that all checklist items are required unless specified as optional. 

View AISGW's Statement to Applicants here.  

Policy of Non-Discrimination: Capitol Hill Day School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sexual orientation, religion, gender, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its education policies, admissions policies, financial aid program or other school programs.

Important Dates & Deadlines

Early September: Application available online via Ravenna.  

Early September: Financial assistance application available online via Clarity.

November 17, 2023: Application deadline for siblings of current students

January 5, 2024: Application deadline

January 19, 2024: 
Supplemental materials due

February 2, 2024: Deadline to submit financial assistance application

March 1, 2024: Admissions decisions are communicated to applying families

Mid-March: Reception for parents of newly accepted students

March 15, 2024: Enrollment contract and deposit due for new families


Reach out to Elizabeth Yen, Director of Admissions, with any questions.
We look forward to hearing from you!