Applying to BWS

We are accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year beginning December 14, 2018.

We welcome boys and families from all religious faiths, racial and cultural backgrounds, and family structures.

The admission process to the Bishop Walker School consists of 4 steps.

1. Complete an application form found here, and submit it to the Bishop Walker School by mail, in person or email to We will begin accepting applications on December 14, 2018. Please note that the applications submitted by January 24, 2019 have priority. To submit an application after January 24, 2019, you must also complete a wait-list form, which can be found here. Please refer to the following for information regarding the admission process. Once your son's admission file is complete, the Admissions Office will schedule an interview and an admissions assessment.

2. Submit a TANF statement or a copy of last year’s tax returns. If an applicant resides with both parents or receives financial support from a non-custodial parent, both parents/guardians must submit financial documents.

3. Provide the Confidential Teacher Recommendation Form and the Transcript Release Form to applicant’s current school. All school records and teacher recommendations must be submitted by the applicant's current school and teacher. 

4. Once your application has been accepted, an admissions officer will contact you about scheduling a admissions assessment.

Only completed applications will be considered for admission . The Admissions Committee carefully considers the potential for each applicant to thrive academically, socially and emotionally at BWS. Families will be notified of the school's decisions in writing.

Applicants applying Kindergarten must be 5 years old by September 1, 2019.

BWS, Tuition, and the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program:

The full tuition at BWS is $18,000 per year. All students receive scholarships that are provided by donations from generous individuals, foundations, and parishes.

BWS is a proud participant in the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program. The program provides scholarship vouchers to DC residents who meet specific income requirements. All elligible families must apply prior to submitting their BWS application.

Because students who are already attending private schools are not eligible to enroll in the program, BWS encourages all applicants to apply for the DC Opportunity Scholarship before enrolling at BWS.

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If you are looking for a high quality, faith based education for your daughter, please consider our sister school the Washington School for Girls. Click here to learn more!