Welcome!

We are delighted you are considering Norwood School, a special place where students are challenged, where students are supported, and where there is a rigorous pursuit of developing positive character in young people. We encourage you to explore our website to learn more about our exceptional PK-8 program, our extensive offerings, and our wonderfully warm and welcoming community.
 
Of course, the best way to experience Norwood is to visit our beautiful 38-acre campus located at the corner of River Road and Bradley Boulevard in Bethesda, Maryland, less than one mile from the Capital Beltway and 5.7 miles from the DC line. Our spacious grounds and child-centered learning environment provide students with the room they need to grow in mind, body, and character as they discover their unique gifts and the world around them. We invite you to discover Norwood.

Meet the Admission Team

The admission team at Norwood School is available to help you throughout the process. Please feel free to contact the office at any time to ask a question, schedule an interview, or arrange a visit. We welcome your questions and look forward to meeting you!
 
Phone: 301-841-2130
Fax: 301-841-4636

No Application Fee for a limited time!

To assist with our internal workflow, we want to encourage families to apply. As such, we are waiving the $60 fee if you submit your application by December 1. There is no code needed – it is an automatic waiver. Effective December 1, 2017, the $60 fee will be reinstituted. Apply early!!

Mailing Address

Admission Office
Norwood School
8821 River Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20817

List of 3 members.

  • Mimi Mulligan 

    Assistant Head and Director of Admission and Enrollment Management
    301-841-2131
    Stanford University - B.S.
    George Washington University - M.Ed.
  • Jennifer Hemann 

    Assistant Director of Admission
    301-841-2136
    Brown University - B.A.
    University of Washington - M.B.A.
  • Janet McDermott 

    Assistant Director of Admission
    301-841-2133
    University of New Hampshire - B.A.
    Trinity University - M.A.T.
    Johns Hopkins University - Certificate in Educational Leadership for Independent Schools
Norwood is a supportive, engaging, and caring school environment that helps children develop into compassionate, creative, and independent people.  – Parent Survey
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.