Norwood will host an Experiential Open House on Saturday, November 9, 1:00-3:00 p.m. Prospective families are invited to tour the School, sample classes, and talk with faculty, parents, and students about the program and community. Reservations are not required. Children are welcome!  
The anticipated schedule for the afternoon is as follows:

1:00 Arrival and conversation with teachers and current parents
1:20 Welcome from Matthew Gould, Head of School
1:30 Self-guided or student-led tours with visits to classrooms for converstion and interactive activities 
2:30 Optional discusisons with lower and middle school division heads
3:00 End of Experience Norwood 
*Faculty are available at tables in the Marsh Gym to discuss program and curricular offerings throughout the event.

Click here to pre-register (optional) for this event.


Offered several times throughout the year, a "Morning with Matthew" coffee 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. 

2019-2020 Dates:

All coffee times are from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. Quick campus tours are available after the discussion.
Tuesday, October 22
Tuesday, November 19
Wednesday, December 11 (limited to parents of students of color)
Tuesday, January 14
Tuesday, February 11

Reservations are required; please click here to reserve your space.


An individual tour combined with a parent conversation provide families with the opportunity to see Norwood students and teachers in action and allow the admission team an opportunity to get to know your family better and help to bring your child's application to life. Additionally, they provide parents with time to ask questions and share information specific to their family and child. 

A lower school tour and parent conversation (grades PK-4) last about 90 minutes and are for adults only. A middle school tour and parent conversation (grades 5-8) also lasts 90 minutes but students are welcome to join. 

Although required as a component of the application process, this tour and conversation can be scheduled prior to submitting an application. Tours are available throughout the year but are most effective during school months when you can see our school day in action. If there is not an available or convenient slot when scheduling online, please call the Admission Office at 301-841-2130 and we will work with you to figure something out! 

Click here to schedule your visit to campus!
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.