Application to Kindergarten

Steps in applying to Kindergarten at St. Patrick’s for the 2017-2018 school year, after submitting an inquiry form , include: 

  • Parent Visit (required)  The best way to learn about St. Patrick's is by visiting us! We offer weekly small-group information sessions and school tours on Tuesday mornings from 9:30am-11am. Larger admission events, Admission Parent Programs, are listed below. Please sign up for a visit by accessing Ravenna, our online admission system, through the online inquiry form or by creating a Ravenna account here. Of course we'd love to have you visit more than once if you'd like, but if you are applying to St. Patrick's for more than one child, you are only required to visit once.
         Admission Parent Programs:

                 Saturday, October 22, 2016, from 9:15-11:45 am

                 Friday, November 18, 2016, from 9:30-11:30 am

                 Thursday, January 5, 2017, from 9:00-11:00 am


  • Parent Interview (optional)  — The optional parent interview is an opportunity for prospective parents to meet with a member of the St. Patrick's admission team to learn more about our school and share information about their child(ren) and family. We offer appointments for parent interviews on Tuesday mornings as well, both at 9am and 11am. Please sign up for a visit by accessing Ravenna, our online admission system, through the online inquiry form or by creating a Ravenna account here. If there are no appointments available on the day of your small-group parent info session and tour, feel free to contact our office at 202-342-2831/4 to arrange a different day and time. 
  • Application  You may complete and submit an application (with applicable fee) at any time in the admission process. To begin an application, please create a Ravenna account here. January 13, 2017 is the application deadline. 

  • Standardized Testing (required) Kindergarten applicants are required to submit WPPSI-IV results.Testing results should be sent to St. Patrick's directly from a certified examiner. Please refer to the column on the left side of this page for a list of local, certified examiners. Please note, however, that we will accept results from any certified examiner. The deadline for receipt of testing results is January 20, 2017. 
  • Teacher Recommendation (required)-- Kindergarten applicants are required to submit a teacher recommendation form. Recommendation forms are sent directly from  Ravenna , our online admission system, as part of the application process. Teacher recommendation forms are due for general applicants on January 20, 2017. 

  • Applicant Visit (required)Children participate in hour-long, small-group playdate visits in January and early February. These visits are scheduled after receipt of an application.  The Admission Office will call you to arrange the playdate.

  • Out-of-town ApplicationsContact the Admission Office to work out necessary accommodations

  • Admission DecisionsAdmission decisions will be released on March 3, 2017.

Test Providers

St. Patrick's provides this information as a service to parents. We do not endorse these centers or individuals over others. Any certified examiner may conduct the evaluation we require for your child.

Julie Kovac Ray, Ph.D.
4545 Connecticut Avenue, NW, #417
Washington, DC 20008 

Educational Assessment Associates
5125 MacArthur Boulevard
Suite 16
Washington, DC 20016
FAX 202-363-9807

Dr. Yolanda Van Horn
1629 K Street, NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006
240-476-3674 (cell)

Jean H. Baldwin, M.A.
Washington, DC 20016
FAX 202-364-2667

Wake, Kendall, Springer, Eisenmann & Associates

5247 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington , DC 20016
FAX 202-363-9633


Georgetown Psychology Associates 
1321 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20007

Blackstone, Yeannakis and Associates
2902 Mosby Street  
Alexandria, VA 22305 

Washington Psychology Associates 
1400 20th Street, NW 
Suite G3 
Washington, DC 20036