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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.


The Application Process

List of 10 items.

  • 1. Inquire

    Submit an online inquiry form. An admissions representative will contact you to answer any questions you have about Indian Creek.

    This is not required if you plan to submit an application.
  • 2. Campus Tour or Open House

    Open House dates are currently available on our website here. Attending an Open House is not required especially if you would like to have an individual tour of campus.  

    Individual tours of the campus can also be scheduled instead of attending an Open House. Individual tours of the campus can be self-scheduled through our online portal or by emailing admission@indiancreekschool.org
  • 3. Apply Online

    Submit your online application and the $50 application fee on the Indian Creek School portal. This is the first step to formally apply.

    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. All applications received after January 12 will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
  • 4. Request Transcript

    School transcripts can be requested through the application portal or requested directly from 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.
  • 5. Request Teacher Recommendations

    Grades Pre-K 3 – 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. 

    Grades 1-5
    Please submit the confidential teacher recommendation form to your student’s current teacher. The recommendation form 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 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.
  • 6. Classroom/Shadow Visit

    A required classroom visit can be scheduled for applicants to grades Pre-K 4 - Grade 12 through the CreekNet portal. Classroom visits are only available following the submission of an application because of limited space availability. 
  • 7. Testing

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

    Grades 1-5
    Students will test on campus during the Saturday testing day. The testing session will consist of reading, writing, and math sections as well as individual interviews.

    Grades 6-10
    Students applying for grades 6 - 10 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 www.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
    Grades 11-12
    Students applying to grades 11 and 12 have the option to take the ISEE, SSAT, or PSAT and submit scores directly to ICS as part of their completed application to the school.
  • Optional: Financial Aid Application

    Applications for financial aid will open every year in October.

    If you are interested in applying for financial aid, please read the information on the Financial Aid Application page about applying for financial aid. This process is to be completed concurrently with the application for admission.

    Financial aid may be limited after our March notification date. 
  • Optional: STEM Program Application (9th and 10th Grades only)

    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/academics/upper-school/upper-school-signature-programs/stem.
  • Optional: Merit Scholarship Application

    The Indian Creek School Merit Scholarship Program was established to recognize those rising 9th grade students who have demonstrated exceptional ability in their academic and extracurricular pursuits.

    Merit Scholars will be chosen based on academic achievement, special talents, skills, and passions that they bring to the Indian Creek School Community and the programs that we offer. Considerations for this scholarship include the following:
    • High academic performance as demonstrated in the current school transcript
    • Strong standardized test performance
    • Exceptional ability in academics, extracurricular activities, leadership, or community service, in school or outside of school
    • Recipients of scholarships must be of good character with no disciplinary issues
    Chosen applicants will exhibit strong leadership skills and the potential to develop into dynamic role models within the school community. For consideration, this application must be submitted by January 12, 2024. Click here to complete the application.
Indian Creek School admits qualified applicants of any race, religion, color, sexual orientation, and national or ethnic origin.
All students enrolled at ICS starting fall of 2025 must be fully immunized according to the Maryland State Department of Health requirements for school attendance. ICS will not accept any religious exemptions.
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.