Admission Checklist

Fifth Age and Sixth Age Applicants

Fifth Age and Sixth Age Applicants

In Calvert's Lower School, children are group in grade levels chronologically, based on our birth cycle of June 1 to May 31. The majority of our students begin their 10-year journey in Fifth Age, Calvert School's equivalent of Kindergarten. True to its name, boys and girls in Fifth Age turn five years old the summer prior to entering Calvert School, or during the school year. Because of this model, all Fifth Age children matriculate to the Sixth Age and, in the subsequent year, to Seventh Age, Calvert's equivalent of First Grade.

Throughout each school year, students are challenged academically through developmentally appropriate academic groups while enjoying the social and emotional benefits of being in a class with their chronological peers.


How to Apply:

List of 6 items.

  • 1. Submit an online inquiry form to request more information.

  • 2. Schedule an admission evaluation and in-person tour.

    Individual and group testing is required. Individual evaluations take place most mornings in October through early January at 8:30 A.M. and 10:15 A.M. Evaluation times fill quickly, so please register early!

    Contact Taylor Berish to schedule your child's evaluation.
  • 3. Complete the online application.

    Applications for children entering Fifth Age and Sixth Age are due one week prior to your child’s testing appointment.
  • 4. Register to attend admission events.

  • 5. Submit the Transcript & Recommendation Release Form and Common Referral Form to your child’s current school.

    The referral forms should be completed after November 15, 2024. We ask that the school send the forms and your child’s complete transcript directly to our Admission Office by January 8, 2025.
  • 6. If applying for financial aid, please complete and submit the necessary forms.

    The SSS Family Portal financial aid application will be available beginning early November. The financial aid application is due no later than January 8, 2025.

    For more information regarding financial aid, click here.
Common Referral Forms should be completed between November 15, 2024, and January 8, 2025. Please forward all copies of report cards and other materials no later than January 8, 2025.
Calvert School is a coed independent lower and middle school.