Admissions

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Thank you for your interest in joining the Severn family! We look forward to getting to know you and are grateful that you are considering us as you search for the best education for your child. Should you need assistance or have any questions, please call (410) 647-7701 x2267 or email our admissions team.

How To Apply

Each year we have more qualified applicants than spaces available. Our challenge is to identify the most capable and highly motivated students who will benefit from a Severn education and who will contribute positively to the life of the school, in keeping with our mission of striving for excellence in scholarship and character. Recognizing the benefits of learning from those around us, Severn School is committed to maintaining a diverse student body by actively seeking qualified candidates from a broad range of ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds.

The major entry points for new students entering Severn School are preschool for the Lower School, sixth grade for the Middle School, and ninth grade for the Upper School. Please see below for details according to grade level and forms.

PS to Gr 1 Admission Process

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  • Apply

    The Online Application (and $60 application fee) must be submitted. Applications received after January 12 will be considered on a rolling basis.
  • Request Transcripts

    For students applying for kindergarten and first grade, records from their current school are required. This is all done electronically.  Once you apply online, login and go to the checklist.  Click on the Transcript Request button and email the request directly to your child's current school after the first term of the current year. Transcripts must be submitted directly to Severn School.
  • Request Teacher Recommendations

    If your child is enrolled now or has been enrolled in a previous school, we request a teacher recommendation.  This is all done electronically.  Once you apply online, login and go to the checklist.  Click on the Teacher Recommendation button and email the request directly to your child's teacher after the first term of the current year. Recommendations must be submitted directly to Severn School online.
  • Arrange for Remote Observation

    During COVID-19, applicants to our Early Childhood Division will be required to participate in a Zoom observation. Ms. Sue Richburg will provide more details for each grade level. 

    All applicants for Preschool and Prekindergarten must be potty trained by the start of school.

Grades 2-5 Admission Process

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  • Apply

    The Online Application (and $60 application fee) must be submitted. Applications received after January 12 will be considered on a rolling basis.
  • Request Transcripts

    For students applying for grades 2-5, records from their current school are required. This is all done electronically.  Once you apply online, login and go to the checklist.  Click on the Transcript Request button and email the request directly to your child's current school after the first term of the current year. Transcripts must be submitted directly to Severn School.
  • Request Teacher Recommendations

    For students applying for grades 2-5, one teacher recommendation is required. This is all done electronically.  Once you apply online, login and go to the checklist.  Click on the Teacher Recommendation button and email the request directly to your child's teacher after the first term of the current year. Recommendations must be submitted directly to Severn School online.
  • Arrange for Remote Observation

    During COVID-19, applicants will be required to participate in a Zoom observation. Ms. Sue Richburg will provide more details for each grade level. 
  • Interview with Admission Officer

    Parents will meet with an admissions officer via Zoom to answer any additional questions.
  • Virtual Visits and Experiences

    Severn will not offer shadow day/class visits this year. Our "Chart Your Course" Admissions experience offers a different perspective on our school — we encourage you to chart your course and find out what it's like to be a Severn Admiral. Find out more about Virtual Tours, On-campus tours and our Severn Sessions here

Gr. 6-12 Admission Process

List of 6 items.

  • Apply

    The Online Application (and $60 application fee) must be submitted. Applications received after January 12 will be considered on a rolling basis.
  • Request Transcripts

    For students applying for grades 6-12, records from their current school are required. This is all done electronically.  Once you apply online, login and go to the checklist.  Click on the Transcript Request button and email the request directly to your child's current school after the first term of the current year. Transcripts must be submitted directly to Severn School.  Transcripts must be received no later than January 26th.  
  • Request Teacher Recommendation

    For students applying for grades 6-12, two teacher recommendations are required - one from your child's current English teacher and one from your child's current Math teacher to be submitted directly to Severn School. This is all done electronically.  Once you apply online, login and go to the checklist. Click on the Teacher Recommendation button and email the requests directly to your child's teachers after the first term of the current year. Recommendations must be submitted directly to Severn School online. Recommendations must be received no later than January 26th.


  • Schedule Interviews

    An interview is required of all applicants and parents. All interviews will be conducted via Zoom.  An in-person writing sample will be required during the applicant interview.  Once we receive your application, an admissions officer will contact you to arrange a date and time.
  • Testing

    Due to COVID-19, Severn has waived the ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam) requirement for the 21-22 admission year.  
     
  • Virtual Visits and Experiences

    Severn will not offer shadow day/class visits this year. Our "Chart Your Course" Admissions experience offers a different perspective on our school — we encourage you to chart your course and find out what it's like to be a Severn Admiral. Find out more about Virtual Tours, On-campus tours and our Severn Sessions here

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Lower School

Preschool-Grade 5
Chesapeake Campus
1185 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd
Arnold, MD 21012
410-647-7700

Middle/Upper School

Grade 6-12
Teel Campus
Severna Park, MD 21146
410-647-7700