How To Join Us2021-10-25T18:13:31+00:00

We believe there is a need for a school for students who require positive reinforcement and more one-to-one interaction to thrive, to overcome challenges, to course-correct, and to get on a path of continued success. Our families are often driven by the belief that their child has gifts at risk of not being noticed or cultivated in school. They are looking for folks who have the time to get to know their children and become significant allies during their adolescent journeys.

Admissions Process

Our admissions process goes on all year. Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis after getting to know families and students over the course of multiple conversations. We have no target population but have decades of experience helping kids with a variety of learning, emotional, and socio-economic challenges.

1. Contact the School

Call us at 202-726-0740, ext. 2, email us at [email protected], or fill out this form to reach a member of our admissions team. We will be back in touch within 48 hours to learn more about your student, send you materials about our program, and schedule a parent interview. Our school leaders are also happy to speak with you over the phone to answer questions you may have before deciding to come in. 

2. Parent Interview

The best way for families to learn more about our program is to come in and talk to us. We’re happy to set up an initial parent interview, a 60-90 minute individual conversation with our Head of School, Ron McClain. Everyone leaves these conversations with more information about Parkmont as well as the larger educational community in which we’re all operating. You can help us by sending us any recent psychoeducational testing ahead of your interview. It’s not uncommon for us to have second and third conversations with prospective families down the road.

3. Submit Application

Parents will be mailed an application in our admissions packet. We ask that you send us the completed application and a $50 non-refundable application fee (waived for Opportunity Scholarship participants) at or before the student visit. We also request a transcript and two letters of recommendation.

4. Student Visit

After the Parent Interview, we invite parents to schedule a school visit for their child, during which the student will visit classes and meet with Ron. Appointments are best scheduled during the academic year, September through June, although we can accommodate families over the summer.

Admissions Decisions:

Parkmont does not have an application deadline. It is advisable, however, to submit applications by March for September admissions, as the number of spaces is limited. Students may apply to enter during the current school year if space is available.

When considering an application, the admissions team assesses whether Parkmont is capable of supporting a student’s academic success. A student’s previous academic record is of less importance than his or her willingness to take an active part in Parkmont’s program.

Statement of Non-Discrimination

Parkmont admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex or gender, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of our educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

Tuition & Financial Aid

2021-2022 TUITION: $39,500

Tuition for the Middle School and Upper School programs is the same and includes local field trips associated with courses and all-school activities. Need-based financial aid is available for longer class-related trips for which there might be additional costs.

PAYMENT PLANS

Tuition may be paid as one single payment or divided into two installments. Families applying for financial aid pay tuition on a monthly basis over a 10-month period.

FINANCIAL AID

Parkmont School is committed to providing a financially accessible educational experience to students of diverse economic backgrounds. Financial aid is need-based and varies depending on the family’s financial resources and the school’s financial aid budget. We recommend applying for financial aid at the time of application for admission.

Families can learn more about other scholarship providers, as well as payment and loan programs by contacting the Opportunity Scholarship Fund (OSP), Black Student Fund, or Latino Student Fund. Additional information on financial aid may be found at the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).

FINANCIAL AID PROCESS

Request a Financial Aid Application at the time of the parent interview or from the admissions office.

Submit the completed Financial Aid Application with a copy of your most recent IRS 1040 tax form and any supporting documentation. All information related to the parents’ financial circumstances is treated confidentially.

New students will receive an award letter after allocations are made for current students. Returning families are required to reapply for financial aid annually.

Contact & Directions

Parkmont School
4842 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20011

Telephone: 202-726-0740
Fax: 202-726-0748
[email protected]
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We are located a block south of Carter-Barron Amphitheatre on 16th Street, and a couple of miles north of Mount Pleasant. We are on the S2/S4 bus line. You can take the S2/S4 bus from the Silver Spring Metro (red line), or from the Columbia Heights metro (green line) — the bus stop is a 2-block walk from the metro stop. If you drive, there is 2-hour street parking on Blagden Avenue behind the school. Please walk to the front entrance of the school on 16th Street, enter the building, and check-in at the office to the right of the front door.

Hours

8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Friday

    FAQs

    Does Parkmont have a cafeteria or food service?2021-07-23T20:56:02+00:00

    Parkmont does not have a cafeteria. Students bring their own lunches to school (microwaves are available) and on Tuesdays and Thursdays the school has pizza delivered which students can buy.

    Are uniforms required?2020-11-23T17:07:40+00:00

    Parkmont does not require uniforms but has established dress code guidelines.

    Do you provide transportation?2020-11-23T17:06:52+00:00

    No. Parkmont does not provide transportation to or from school. Many students utilize the Metro and bus to get to and from school. There are several bus stops located on 16th Street, and the S2/S4 bus lines stop near or in front of the school.

    What are the school’s hours?2020-11-23T17:06:23+00:00

    The student’s school day runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    Where are most Parkmont families from geographically?2020-11-23T17:05:43+00:00

    70% come from Washington, DC; 25% from Maryland; the remaining 5% from Virginia.

    Does Parkmont offer financial aid?2021-10-25T18:19:57+00:00

    Yes. Parkmont offers need-based financial aid grants on a first-come, first-served basis. We strive to provide a level of financial aid that precludes any family’s financial situation from being a barrier to admissions. However, the financial aid fund is finite and so the earlier a family applies for aid, the better. For more information, visit the Tuition & Fees section.

    How much is tuition?2021-10-25T18:19:14+00:00

    Our 2021-2022 tuition is $39,500.

    What is the application deadline?2021-10-25T18:20:21+00:00

    Admissions at Parkmont operates on a rolling basis, which means that we accept students as they apply. Priority is given to early applicants and it is recommended that applications be made by the end of March for the following school year, as the number of spaces is limited.

    Is there an admissions test?2020-11-23T17:04:14+00:00

    Parkmont does not require any admissions testing. However, if available, parents should submit recent educational testing with the application. Students are given informal writing and math assessments during the visit to the school.

    Is Parkmont accredited or affiliated with any certification organizations?2020-11-23T17:03:49+00:00

    Parkmont is an independent school accredited by the Association of Independent Maryland Schools (AIMS). It is a member of the Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington (AISGW), National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), the Washington Small Schools Association (WSSA), and the Black Student Fund.

    Is the school affiliated with any religion?2020-11-23T17:03:24+00:00

    No, Parkmont is non-sectarian.

    What is Parkmont’s total enrollment?2020-11-23T17:02:52+00:00

    No more than 65 students.

    What is your average class size?2021-10-25T18:21:57+00:00

    Eight to ten students.

    What is your student/faculty ratio?2020-11-23T17:02:06+00:00

    6:1 student to teacher ratio.

    When was Parkmont established?2020-11-23T17:01:30+00:00

    1972.

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