Applying to GW Community School
GWCS has rolling admission, and we accept high school students (grades 9-12) throughout the year, depending on current class sizes. We do not host an Open House for prospective families; instead we schedule personal interviews with our Director. To schedule a prospective interview, call GWCS: (703) 978-7208.
STEP 1 - INTERVIEW
Prospective interviews include student and parent(s) and last approximately one hour. You will meet with the Director, Alexa Warden. This meeting will provide you an opportunity to ask questions, learn more about our school, visit classrooms, interact with current students and teachers and really get a feel for GWCS. Afterwards, if you are interested and it seems like a good fit for both you and GWCS we will begin the application process.
STEP 2 - APPLICATION
After the prospective interview, Ms. Warden will provide you with a packet of information which includes a paper application. Interested families submit an application complete with writing sample, photo and application fee.
Admissions Forms (you will receive a complete packet, including these forms, following your interview):
STEP 3 - NOTIFICATION
Once all application materials have been received and reviewed, applicants will be notified whether the student has been accepted or declined via mail within two to three weeks.
Tuition, Payment Options & Scholarships
The standard tuition for the 2018-2019 school year is $29,616. GWCS offers a variety of tuition payment plans.
The GW Community School Foundation is a 501c3 organization that provides need-based scholarships to GW Community School students. Applications for scholarships can be made simultaneously with applications for admission and scholarships are awarded on a twice-yearly basis.