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Thank you for your interest in Indian Creek School! Indian Creek welcomes qualified applicants with a variety of talents, interests, and perspectives, without regard to race, religion, gender, national or ethnic origin, or sexual orientation. We seek students who are motivated and enthusiastic about learning, and who will contribute to and benefit from the many opportunities both in and out of the classroom at our school.


How To Apply

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  • Learn More About ICS

    We will host a series of events during the fall and winter to help prospective families understand the admission process and hear from our faculty, administrators, parents, and students. We invite you to join any event that is of interest to your family and learn more about ICS and the programs that we offer.

    Check our calendar to learn more about our upcoming events.
  • Apply

    Submit your application and the $50 application fee on the Indian Creek School portal.

    Please note, all supporting documents must be received in order for an application to be complete and ready for an admission decision. Applications are due to be completed by January 12.
  • Admission Testing

    Pre-K3 – Kindergarten
    Students entering Pre-K and Kindergarten will participate in a play-based, observational, screening.

    Testing Dates:
    Pre-K3 testing will occur following a Discovery Day on Tuesday, February 8. Registration for screening can be found

    Pre-K4 and Kindergarten testing will take place on Saturday, February 5. Registration is available

    Grades 1-5
    Students will test on campus on Saturday, January 22.  The testing session will consist of reading, writing, and math sections as well as individual interviews. Registration is available here.  

    Grades 6-12
    Students applying for Grade 6 - Grade 12 are required to take either the Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT) or the Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE). Both the SSAT and the ISEE offer “At Home” test options for applicants who prefer a virtual test administration. 

    To register, visit www.ssat.org or ww.iseetest.org.  When registering, please list ICS as one of the schools to which your child is applying so that test results will be sent directly to us. Our SSAT school code:
    • SSAT – school code 4076
    • ISEE – school code 571491
    Early registration is encouraged as space is limited at all test sites.  SSAT testing is offered at ICS on the following Saturdays:
    • October 16
    • November 13
    • December 11
    • January 8
    In addition to your test scores, all applicants for grades 6-12 must submit an SSAT Character Skills Snapshot. This snapshot provides the Indian Creek admission committee with a richer holistic view of your student. It measures your student's view of their character skill development and is meant to complement more traditional cognitive assessments. More information about The Character Skills Assessment and registration information can be found at this link. The testing fee is included in registration for the SSAT. If your student takes the ISEE you must register for the character skills snapshot separately.  
  • Teacher Recommendation Form

    Grades PK3 – Kindergarten
    If your student is currently enrolled in a program, please have their lead teacher complete this confidential form. If your student is not currently enrolled in school please have a non-family member complete this form (ex: music teacher, swim instructor, etc) The recommendation form can be found virtually through the admissions portal. Recommendation forms open November 12.

    Grades 1-5
    Please submit the confidential teacher recommendation form to your student’s current teacher. The recommendation form opens on November 12 and can be found through the online portal. 

    Grades 6-8 
    Please submit the confidential teacher recommendation form to your student’s current English and Math teachers. If your child has one homeroom teacher for all subjects, please use the separate homeroom recommendation form. The recommendation form opens on November 12 and can be found through the online portal. 

    Grades 9-12
    Please submit the confidential teacher recommendation forms to the student’s current Math and English teachers. The recommendation forms can be requested digitally through the admissions portal. The recommendation form opens on November 12.
  • Transcript Request

    School transcripts can be requested through the application portal or requested from the school, sign, and given directly to your child's current school. All school transcripts should be sent directly to the Indian Creek School Admission Office by your child's current school.
  • Visit

    Open House dates are currently available on our website here. In-person tours of the campus will begin on October 4. In order to schedule a tour, families should email admission@indiancreekschool.org

    Shadow visits can be scheduled for applicants to grades 1 - 12. Because of COVID protocols shadow visits are only available following the submission of an application. 
  • Optional: STEM Program Application

    Qualified students in grades 8-9 may apply to participate in a formal STEM program - a rigorous, intensive program that emphasizes research and creative problem-solving. As a supplement to the standard science and math curriculum, the program provides exceptional preparation for pursuing STEM fields at the college level.

    Steps to apply along with the application can be found at https://www.indiancreekschool.org/academic/upper-school/upper-school-signature-programs/stem.
Indian Creek school is a co-educational, college preparatory independent school, located in Crownsville, Maryland.  Students in Pre-K3 through grade 12 receive a vibrant educational experience based on excellent academics steeped in strong student-teacher connections.