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

Admissions Process and Forms

Applications are now open for the 2022-2023 school year.  

Below is an overview of our admissions process, along with required forms to be submitted with your application.  Please direct any questions you may have to admissions@maryofnazareth.org.

1. Visit Us

Please plan to join us for Open Houses on the following dates:

Tuesday, November 2 between 9:00 am and 11:00 am

Tuesday, December 7 between 9:00 am and 11:00 am

Sunday, January 30, 2022 between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm 

 Register HERE.

2. Submit Application and Required Forms

Parents should complete the general application online through TADS. A non-refundable fee of $44 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 (Students must be 4 years of age by September 1st of their incoming year and are required to be proficient in their bathroom skills.)
  3. Copy of applicant's Baptismal Certificate (if student is a baptized Catholic)
  4. Pastoral Recommendation Form*   2021-2022       2022-2023
  5. Preschool Health Forms (Page 1, Immunization Policy Acknowledgement, must be submitted with application.  The balance of the forms must be submitted to the school nurse after enrollment and before the first day of school.)

*Pastoral Recommendation forms are not required for admission, but will qualify  Catholic families 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 (Students must be 5 years old by September 1 of the year they enter school.)
  3. Copy of applicant's Catholic Baptismal Certificate (if applicable)
  4. Pastoral Recommendation Form*   2021-2022      2022-2023
  5. Kindergarten Health Forms (Page 1, Immunization Policy Acknowledgement, must be submitted with application.  The balance of the forms must be submitted to the school nurse after enrollment and before the first day of school.)
  6. Kindergarten Confidential Teacher Evaluation (1 evaluation required per student)

Kindergarten students are accepted on a contingency basis based on the results of the screening.  

*Pastoral Recommendation forms are not required for admission, but will qualify  Catholic families 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 Catholic Baptismal Certificate (if applicable)
  4. Pastoral Recommendation Form*   2021-2022     2022-2023
  5. 1st grade Health Forms   or   Grades 2 through 8 Health Forms  (Page 1, Immunization Policy Acknowledgement, must be submitted with application.  The balance of the forms must be submitted to the school nurse after enrollment and before the first day of school.)
  6. Grades 1-8 Confidential Teacher Evaluation (2 evaluations required per student)
  7. Copies of most recent report card, the previous year's final report card, copies of the most recent standardized testing results, and any educational testing results, including IEP's or 504 plans (if applicable).  

*Pastoral Recommendation forms are not required for admission, but will qualify Catholic families 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. Academic Screening and Interview

Prospective students in grades 1-8 are required to complete an academic screening and in-person interview before acceptance. Once your child's application is complete, you will be contacted to set up a date. 

Please note that the current plan is to have Kindergarten students screen in early May.  Kindergarten students are accepted on a rolling basis, contingent upon screening results. 

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 applied to the total tuition balance.

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