FAQ

Q. How do I submit an application for my child to attend Kingsbury Center?

A. We offer an online application process. To begin, click here.

Q. When is the application deadline?

A. The application and all supporting credentials and documents are due by February 1. Parents will be notified of our decision in mid-March. Completed applications that are submitted after the February 1 deadline are reviewed by the admissions committee on a space available basis. 

Q. When will I be notified of the admissions decision?

A. For spring and summer applicants, notification about admissions decisions is made generally within five business days of a completed application.

Q. Do you have a meal program?

A. Yes. We serve breakfast, lunch and a healthy snack and beverage, five days a week. Dinner is also provided to students enrolled in Aftercare or participating in afterschool athletics or enrichment programs.

Q. Is there a school uniform?

A. Yes, a school uniform is required at Kingsbury Center. The uniform is khaki pants, shorts or skirts and white or navy long- or short-sleeved polo shirts with Kingsbury logo. Our clothing vendors are Flynn & O'Hara Uniforms and Land's End.

Q. What are the hours of the school day?

A. Lower School (Pre-K through Grade 5) starts at 8:00 a.m. and dismisses at 3:15 p.m., with an early dismissal (12:15 p.m.) each Wednesday.

Middle School (Grades 6-8) classes start at 8:00 a.m. and students are dismissed at 3:15 p.m., with an early dismissal (12:15 p.m.) each Wednesday.

Upper School (Grades 9-12) classes start at 8:00 a.m. and students are dismissed at 3:15 p.m., with an early dismissal (12:15 p.m.) each Wednesday. 

Q. Do you offer before school and after school care?

A. Yes. Before Care is offered from 7:00 a.m. until 8:05 a.m. when students are dismissed for class. Students are able to participate in a number of extracurricular and sports activities through our After School Enrichment Program. Aftercare is offered, on a fee basis, until 6:00 p.m. daily.

Q. How are classroom placements decided?

A. Children are placed in classrooms that will best meet their developmental and academic needs. Teaching and learning styles are taken into consideration, as well as the maturity and age of the student.

Q. How are therapeutic services integrated into the classroom?

A. Our therapeutic service providers vary their delivery methods based on the student’s needs, the skills they are working on and the classroom environment. A speech and language pathologist might choose to schedule her session with a child during recess if they are working on social pragmatic language skills. An occupational therapist may schedule her session with a student during art if the student is working on fine motor objectives. Our therapists are very flexible in accommodating the needs of their students.

The cost of Kingsbury's Therapeutic Services is not included in tuition. For additional information about Kingsbury Center Services, please call 202.722.5555.

Q. What opportunities are available for parents to be involved in their child's school experience?

A. The Parent Teacher Association, which organizes numerous activities yearly, is always happy to have new members. Kingsbury also host special events to which parents are invited to attend. These include our Grandparents' and Special Friends' Day, the Annual Art Salon, our Middle School Math Fair and others. We feel that communication is an integral part of a successful school experience. In addition to twice yearly Parent-Teacher Conferences, we encourage parents to communicate with teachers frequently, via phone or email. Also, parents are always welcome to request a meeting with their child’s team members.

For additional information, please call Chithalina Coleman, M.Ed.Director of Admissions, at 202.722.5555, ext. 2422.