In order to register for one of the events, you must join the Ravenna Hub. Once you register and add your child, click on the School Directory, search for Norwood School, and select Explore. That will allow you to register for any of the following events.  If you have questions, please contact the admission department at admission@norwoodschool.org or 301-841-2130.

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Admission Events

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  • Admission Open House (Virtual)

    Norwood will host a Virtual Admission Open House on Saturday, November 6, 2021,1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Prospective families will hear from Head of School Matthew Gould, division heads Mike Risen (Lower School) and Dennis Campbell (Middle School), faculty, parents, and students. Learn all about Norwood's unique, child-centered program where every child is known, loved, celebrated, challenged, and supported. Get a feel for our warm, welcoming, and caring community. Advanced registration is required via Ravenna Hub, or call 301-841-2130.

    The schedule for the afternoon is as follows:

    1:00 Welcome, Introductions, and Norwood Trivia
    1:10 Welcome from the Head of School
    1:30 Breakout sessions with faculty
    2:30 Optional discussions with division heads, administrators, parents, and students
    3:00 - End of Open House
  • Mornings with Matthew (Virtual)

    Offered several times throughout the year, our "Mornings with Matthew" offers prospective parents the opportunity to meet with our head of school, Matthew Gould, in an informal and intimate setting. By limiting the number of participants, parents are able to engage with Matthew in conversations about program philosophy, strategic initiatives, and other topics of interest. 

    All event times are from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. 

    2021-2022 Dates:
    All coffee times are from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.
    Thursday, October 21, 2021
    Wednesday, November 17, 2021
    Wednesday, December 8, 2021 
    Tuesday, January 11: Parents of Student of Color Admission Gathering
    Wednesday, February 9

    Reservations are required; registration is available through the Ravenna-Hub.
  • Individual Tour and Parent Conversation

    To personalize your visit and respect your time, Norwood combines the parent conversation and school tour into one visit. This individualized Parent Tour provides parents with the opportunity to see Norwood students and teachers in action. The Parent Conversation allows a member of the admission team an opportunity to get to know your family better and helps to bring your child's application to life. Additionally, it provides parents with time to ask questions and share information specific to their family and child. The Parent Conversation and Tour lasts about 75 minutes. 

    Parent Conversation and Tours start in October and registration is available through the Ravenna-Hub.
  • Meet the Academic Leaders (Virtual)

    Offered several times throughout the year, "Meet the Academic Leaders," offers prospective parents the opportunity to learn more about our school program with a focus on the Lower School (grades PK-4) or Middle School (grades 5-8) in an informal and intimate setting. By limiting the number of participants, parents are able to engage with Ryann Williams Berry, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, along with Dennis Campbell, Head of Middle School, or Mike Risen, Head of Lower School, in conversations about teaching and learning, extracurricular programs, and other topics of interest. 

    Please log into the Ravenna-Hub to register for one of these events.
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"Norwood is not a quiet school. When you walk the halls, the hum of learning is tangible. As you explore this page, imagine excited voices, exclamations of wonder, and lot and lots of laughter."

Located in Bethesda, MD, Norwood School develops students in grades PK-8 into confident lifelong learners who have the academic, character, and leadership skills to succeed in high school and beyond. Recognizing that children are multi-faceted, Norwood provides many opportunities for safe risk-taking, exploration, discovery, and growth in a nurturing, supportive, and inclusive school community.