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14131 Seneca Road, Darnestown, Maryland 20874 | 301 869 0940 | F: 301 869 0942

Admissions Process and Forms

Admissions for the current academic year are accepted on a rolling basis. Below is an overview of our admissions process, along with required forms to be submitted with your application. It is our pleasure to facilitate the admissions process. Please direct any questions you may have to admissions@maryofnazareth.org.

1. Visit Us

We are excited to share our warm and engaging school with you. Please join us at one of our open houses, or call today to schedule a tour.

2017-2018 Open House Dates:

Wednesday, October 11   9:00 – 11:00 AM

Thursday, November 9   12:30 – 2:30 PM

Sunday, January 28   1:00 – 3:00 PM

Friday, February 23 9:00 – 11:00 AM

Tuesday, April 24 9:00 – 11:00 AM

2. Submit Application and Required Forms

Parents should complete the general application online through TADS. A non-refundable fee of $42 is required with each application. In addition to the application, the following items must be submitted:

Preschool Admission Checklist and Forms
  1. General Application for Admission (TADS)
  2. Copy of applicant's Birth Certificate
  3. Copy of applicant's Baptismal Certificate (if applicable)
  4. Pastoral Recommendation Form
  5. Preschool Health Forms

*Pastoral Recommendation forms are required from Catholic families wishing to qualify for in-diocese tuition rates. Take the form to the business office at your parish to be completed by your pastor. Check with your parish for instructions on how the form will be returned to you or to the school office. It is your responsibility to ensure the completed form is returned to the school office.

Please return all required forms to the school office via USPS, Fax (301) 869-0942, or email (mwray@maryofnazareth.org):

Mary of Nazareth School
Attn: Admissions
14131 Seneca Road
Darnestown, MD 20874

Kindergarten Admission Checklist and Forms
  1. General Application for Admission (TADS)
  2. Copy of applicant's Birth Certificate
  3. Copy of applicant's Baptismal Certificate (if applicable)
  4. Pastoral Recommendation Form
  5. K-8 Health Forms
  6. Kindergarten Confidential Teacher Evaluation (1 evaluation required per student)

*Pastoral Recommendation forms are required from Catholic families wishing to qualify for in-diocese tuition rates. Take the form to the business office at your parish to be completed by your pastor. Check with your parish for instructions on how the form will be returned to you or to the school office. It is your responsibility to ensure the completed form is returned to the school office.

Please return all required forms to the school office via USPS, Fax (301) 869-0942, or email (mwray@maryofnazareth.org):

Mary of Nazareth School
Attn: Admissions
14131 Seneca Road
Darnestown, MD 20874

Grades 1-8 Admission Checklist and Forms
  1. General Application for Admission (TADS)
  2. Copy of applicant's Birth Certificate
  3. Copy of applicant's Baptismal Certificate (if applicable)
  4. Pastoral Recommendation Form
  5. K-8 Health Forms
  6. Grades 1-8 Confidential Teacher Evaluation (2 evaluations required per student)

*Pastoral Recommendation forms are required from Catholic families wishing to qualify for in-diocese tuition rates. Take the form to the business office at your parish to be completed by your pastor. Check with your parish for instructions on how the form will be returned to you or to the school office. It is your responsibility to ensure the completed form is returned to the school office.

Please return all required forms to the school office via USPS, Fax (301) 869-0942, or email (mwray@maryofnazareth.org):

Mary of Nazareth School
Attn: Admissions
14131 Seneca Road
Darnestown, MD 20874

3. Schedule an Academic Screening

Prospective students are required to complete an academic screening before acceptance. Once your online application is submitted, you will be contacted to set up a screening date. Please bring to the screening a copy of your child's most current report card, the report card from last school year, copies of standardized testing, and any educational testing results, including IEP's (if applicable). Please note that kindergarten students will screen in early May.

4. Admissions Committee Review

All completed applications are reviewed by an Admissions Committee prior to enrollment. Parents are notified of the admissions decision via email or letter. The following criteria are considered for admission to Mary of Nazareth School:

  • applicant's developmental readiness and/or level of academic achievement
  • evidence of applicant's potential for success in our academic program
  • evaluation of the applicant's personal qualities and the potential contribution the applicant will make to the school community
  • evidence of parental cooperation and support

5. Enrollment

Upon acceptance, students must be enrolled in the school through TADS. A non-refundable deposit of $250 must be paid at that time and will be deducted from the total tuition balance.

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