Application to Kindergarten

Steps in applying to St. Patrick’s Kindergarten, after submitting an inquiry form, include:

  • Parent Tour (required) and Interview (optional) —Small group parent tours and optional interviews begin on Wednesday, September 10, 2015. Call the Admission Office (202-342-2831/2834) beginning September 3, 2015 to make an appointment.  Click here for directions to St.Patrick's. 

  • Admission Parent Programs—Parents and guardians of Kindergarten applicants may also meet their tour requirement by attending one of our three Parent Programs. Please note, a second appointment for an interview will be necessary. Parent Program dates are:

    • Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 9:15 -11:45 am
    • Tuesday, November 11, 2015 from 9:00 - 11:00 am
    • Wednesday, January 8, 2016 from 9:00 - 11:00 am

  • Application—You may complete and submit an application (with applicable fee) at any time in the admission process. While we strongly encourage online application, hard copies of our application are available from the Admission Office by request. January 15, 2016 is the application deadline for all applicants.

  • Standardized Testing and Supporting Materials—Kindergarten applicants are required to submit WPPSI-IV results. You will want to schedule this testing in a timely manner. Parents or guardians should also arrange for current teachers to submit a Independent Education Common Recommendation Form directly to St. Patrick’s. Deadlines for receipt are January 22, 2016 for all candidates.  

  • 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 Applications—Contact the Admission Office to work out necessary accommodations

  • Admission Decisions—Admission letters will be mailed on March 1, 2016.

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.

Educational Assessment Associates
5125 MacArthur Boulevard
Suite 16
Washington, DC 20016
FAX 202-363-9807
WPPSI-IV Fee=$375

Dr. Yolanda Van Horn
1629 K Street, NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006

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
III Fee= $360


Maria Zimmitti, Ph.D. & Associates
1321 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20007
Ages 4-5 Fee=$380
Age 6 Fee=$400

Assessment Associates
7013-A Brookville Road
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
WPPSI-III Fee=$365