We encourage you and your child to visit our school before applying. Our administration, faculty, and students are available to answer questions and to help you discover what makes St. Bartholomew's such a special place.
Join us for an Open House or schedule a private tour at a time most convenient for you and your family.
Once you have visited and applied, we require a shadow day for your child to see what daily life is like for St. Bartholomew students.
Covid-19 update: In-person shadow days are not available this year. Virtual option available for middle school applicants.
St. Bartholomew Catholic School only accepts applications through the TADS Online Admissions & Tuition Management system for its application process. Please click on the "Apply Now" button below to begin the TADS online application process. The application form will guide you through the various steps needed to create your account and apply.
All applications are subject to a non-refundable $65.00 application fee collected when you submit your application form.
During the TADS process, you will be directed to a "Required Documents" tab that gives a list of all the documentation needed in addition to the online form. You should have the following documents or information available to submit in order to complete your application:
Child's Birth Certificate
Immunization Consent (physician verified Immunization history and if applicable, allergy/asthma action plans and medication consent forms are required upon enrollment)
Applicable Teacher Recommendation Form (either PK/K/1 or 2nd-8th grades)
Copies of current and past year report cards for K-8 applicants.
Copies of current and past year standardized testing results for grades 2-8.
Other supplementary forms as needed
For Catholic applicants:
When directed to submit additional forms during the application process online, you may do so by direct upload through the TADs portal, by fax to
(301) 229-8654, or by mail or in person to the School Office:
St. Bartholomew School
6900 River Road
Bethesda, MD 20817
Once all the required forms are received, the application fee has been submitted, and a shadow day has been scheduled, our admissions committee will review each application.
In order to secure an offer of acceptance, an applicant’s family has 30 days to complete an Enrollment Registration Form through TADS, and to submit a non-refundable Tuition Deposit of $1,000 which is applied towards the following year's tuition. Please also note that prior to attending school, all students will need to submit a signed acknowledgment of the Archdiocese of Washington's Immunization Policy.
Tuition payments can be made in one, two, or ten installments. If paying in one or two installments, the first installment is due in July, and the balance in January. A monthly payment plan with a minimal processing fee is offered to families wishing to pay the full year’s tuition over a period of 10 months, starting in July.
As always, we are here to answer any and all of your admissions process questions. Please feel free to contact us directly for additional information or assistance you may need. We look forward to welcoming you to our school.
Ms. Neda Ghassabeh
Director of Admissions
Class of 1999
P: 301-229-5586, ext. 12