Application Process
Applying to Parkmont School

Parkmont has a long history of working with a diverse student population with regard to race, ethnicity, gender, learning style and socio-economic status. Parkmont teachers and administrators collaborate to evaluate each applicant's individual strengths and talents, carefully assessing whether Parkmont can support the academic and social success of a student.

Steps to Apply:

1. Contact the School: Call us at 202.726.0740, ext. 2 or email us at We will send you materials on our school and schedule the parent interview.

2. Parent Interview: The parent interview with Ron McClain, Head of School,  typically is an hour long and  will primarily be about your child and whether Parkmont is a good fit. He will discuss your child's past educational and social experience and needs. He can also talk with you about navigating the options as you apply to D.C. area schools. When you come for your interview, you can park on Blagden Ave. alongside the school, and then walk around the building to enter on 16th Street. You can also take the S2/S4 metro bus on 16th Street. Please go to the Main Office where you will wait for your interview. This is a parent-only visit.

3. Submit Application: Parents will be mailed an application for admission in our school materials packet. The completed application form and a $50 non-refundable application fee should be mailed to Parkmont School (or brought on the day of the student visit), along with two references and current report cards. Testing is not required for admissions, however, if recent educational testing has been done, a copy should be included. If a child has a current Individualized Education Program (IEP), a copy should be included as well.

4. Student Visit: After the Parent Interview, parents should schedule a visit for their child, during which the student will visit classes and meet with the Head of School. Appointments are best scheduled during the academic year, September through June, although we can accommodate families over the summer.

When and how are decisions made?

Parkmont does not have an application deadline. If we have space available, decisions are made on a rolling basis, as the application process is completed. 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 Committee 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, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of our educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

Requesting Information:

For a brochure, or to schedule a parent interview, contact Erin Lidz in the Admissions Office:


Phone: 202-726-0740, ext. 2 to speak with Erin Lidz, Admissions Coordinator

Mail to: Parkmont School Admissions, 4842 16th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20011

Fax: 202.726.0748

For more information on the cost of attending Parkmont and options for assistance, see our Tuition & Financial Aid page.

Getting Here:

We are located at 4842 Sixteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20011. We are a block south of Carter Barron Amphitheatre on 16th Street, and a couple of miles north of Mount Pleasant. We are on the S2 bus line. You can take the S2 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.