Admission

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Admission Events

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At Norwood School, we firmly believe in the distinct advantages a PK-8 school offers, during the most critical years of a child’s intellectual, social, and emotional development. We educate and empower our students for success, and we celebrate childhood to its fullest extent. Attend our events, and experience firsthand what sets Norwood apart!
"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.".
– Alumni

Mornings With Matthew

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Offered several times throughout the year, our "Mornings with Matthew” offer prospective parents the opportunity to meet with our head of school, Matthew Gould, in an informal and intimate setting. Parents are able to engage with Matthew in personal and dynamic conversations about programmatic philosophy, strategic initiatives, and other topics of interest. Optional tour afterward. 
 
Time: 9 A.M. – 10:00 A.M
10/25/2023, in-person
11/15/2023, in-person
12/06/2023, online
01/10/2024, online
02/07/2024, in-person  (APPLICANTS ONLY)
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Meet The Academic Leaders

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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. Engage in meaningful conversations about teaching and learning, extracurricular programs, and other topics of interest. Optional tour afterward.
 
Time: 9 A.M. – 10:00 A.M
Lower School
Middle School
11/08/2023, in-person
11/17/2023, in-person
11/28/2023, in-person
11/29/2023, in-person
01/17/2024, online (APPLICANTS ONLY)
01/16/2024, online (APPLICANTS ONLY)
Lower School and Middle School combined, 02/13/2024, in-person (APPLICANTS ONLY)
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Mosaic

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Mosaic is a special, casual dinner at Norwood for prospective families who self-identify as families of color, LGBTQ+ families, and/or adoptive families. All faculty/staff, and current parent ambassadors, who self-identify with any of these underrepresented groups are also invited to join this event. This event celebrates one of Norwood’s pillars – Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging. There is strength in our differences, and by celebrating our diversity in the community, we can be known and succeed at Norwood! This event is for applicants only.

Date: 01/18/2024
Time: 6:00 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.
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Middle School Drama Performance

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The arts are an integral part of the daily life at Norwood School, fostering a culture of creativity and collaboration that nurtures all of our students. Through drama, students build even stronger self-confidence, develop solid public-speaking skills, hone interpersonal skills, all while enjoying the fun that is brought forth through dramatic exploration. 
 
Middle School Fall Play  
11/18/2023 @ 7:00 p.m. Murray Theater
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ADMISSION OPEN HOUSE (ONLINE)

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Admission Open House on Demand!

Hear from Head of School Matthew Gould, Division Heads Mike Risen (Lower School) and Dennis Campbell (Middle School), and faculty. Learn all about Norwood’s unique, child-centered program, where every child is known, loved, celebrated, and challenged. Experience our warm, welcoming, and caring school community for yourself.
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Please feel free to contact the office at any time to ask a question or arrange a visit.

Contact the Admission Office

Email: admission@norwoodschool.org Phone: 301-841-2130


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.