Empowering students with language-based learning differences
How to Apply
Applying to Siena
January 12th, 2024 - Silver Spring campuses
January 19th, 2024 - Northern Virginia campus
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
Please click here to set up an in person tour of our Oakton, Virginia, campus (Tuesdays 9:30-11:00am) , Silver Spring, Maryland, campus (Wednesdays 9:30-11:30am) or the Silver Spring Satellite Campus grades 3-4 (Thursdays 9:30-11:00am) 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 here 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 Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence (WPPSI), Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-V), or for Young Adults (WAIS); and
Achievement/academic assessment on the Woodcock-Johnson IV (WJ), Wechsler Individual Achievement Test (WIAT), the Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement (KTEA) 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 to the teachers 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 $112 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 12th (Silver Spring) and January 19th (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 12th (Silver Spring) or January 19th (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 23rd (Silver Spring) or March 1st (Northern Virginia). Once this date has passed, Siena will work individually with families on a rolling acceptance basis.
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Important Application Deadlines
- Silver Spring: January 12th, 2024
- Northern Virginia: January 19th, 2024
Financial aid deadline for new families: January 26th
- Silver Spring: February 23rd, 2024
- Northern Virginia: March 1st, 2024
Rolling admission after February 23rd or March 1st if space is available.