Empowering students with language-based learning differences
How to Apply
Applying to Siena
January 13th, 2023 - Silver Spring
January 20th, 2023 - Northern Virginia
After this deadline, we will continue to review applications received, either for remaining spaces or for placement in the waiting pool. It is best to contact the admission office regarding available space after the deadline.
Inquire About Siena
We invite you to fill out our online inquiry form, to schedule a discovery call. You may also get to know Siena by exploring this website and following us on Facebook and Twitter. PLEASE NOTE: For the current school year and the 2023-2024 school year, Siena will require full COVID vaccination for students of all ages for which COVID vaccination has been approved by the FDA.
Please click here to set up an in person tour of our Oakton, Virginia, campus (Tuesdays 9:30-11:00am) or Silver Spring, Maryland, campus (Wednesdays 9:30-11:30am) with Admissions to learn more about the program. We are also offering virtual tours through Zoom on select days.
Siena's application is available online. Please click the link to reach the online forms. Download the application checklist as a helpful tool to complete the application.
In addition to the online application itself, a complete submission includes:
- A full psycho-educational evaluation and report completed within the last two years, including:
Cognitive assessment on the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-V) Young adults (WAIS); and
Achievement/academic assessment on the Woodcock-Johnson IV (WJ), Wechsler Individual Achievement Test (WIAT) or similar, including reading, math, and written language. Completed or updated within the last 12 months.
- Other available testing or evaluations, if applicable (Speech/Language, OT, etc.)
- Two (2) teacher evaluations- sent electronically within the online application
- Current school records and transcripts; electronic documents are preferred sent to email@example.com
- Other available information such as IEP's, tutor reports, etc., if applicable
- Financial aid application (if applicable)
- A non-refundable $110 application fee
Service Provider Release Form: Please present this completed form to any related service provider that may be working with your student, for example - tutor, SLP, OT, or psychologist.
It is the responsibility of the parent(s)/guardian(s) to ensure that the evaluations and records necessary to complete the admission process are sent to The Siena School by the application deadline of January 13th (Silver Spring) and January 20th (Northern Virginia). After this deadline, we will continue to review applications received, either for remaining spaces or for placement in the waiting pool. It is best to contact the admission office regarding available space after the deadline.
If testing or other materials are pending, please contact the admission office to notify them of the timeline. We can provide referrals for testing and evaluation professionals upon request. We can only review an application once all materials have been submitted.
We will begin reviewing individual applications as soon as all elements of the application package are received. After the review, the committee will make a decision regarding student visits. Not all applicants are invited to visit for two full school days. For best consideration, please submit application packages by January 13th (Silver Spring) or January 20th (Northern Virginia). After this deadline, we will continue to review applications received, either for remaining spaces or for placement in the waiting pool. It is best to contact the admission office regarding available space after the deadline.
After reviewing the completed application, we will contact you to schedule a student visit if we believe your child may be well served by our program. During the visit, the applicant will possibly participate in assessments: reading, writing, and math. Additional information will be provided to the family when the visit is scheduled.
Parent interview (optional)
In certain circumstances, we may request that the parents visit with Siena staff to discuss the child's application, testing, and learning needs in more detail.
We seek to provide notification of student visits, admissions, and financial aid decisions on a timely basis once a completed application, including all supporting materials, has been received. The notification date for acceptance is February 24th (Silver Spring) or March 3rd (Northern Virginia). Once this date has passed, Siena will work individually with families on a rolling acceptance basis.
Important Application Deadlines
- Silver Spring: January 13th
- Northern Virginia: January 20th
Financial aid deadline for new families: January 31st
- Silver Spring: February 24th
- Northern Virginia: March 3rd
Rolling admission after February 24th or March 3rd if space is available