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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 such a special place. 


Join us for a group tour to hear from our students, parents, and Principal, or schedule a private tour at a time that is most convenient for you and your family.  

Once you have visited, we strongly encourage you to have your child shadow for a day and see what daily life is like for St. Bartholomew students.  



St. Bartholomew Catholic School only accepts applications through the TADS Online Admissions & Tuition Management system.  Please click on the "Apply Now" button below to begin the TADS online application process.  The application form will guide you through the 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 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

  • Medical Documents:

    • Immunization Consent (physician verified Immunization history and if applicable, allergy/asthma action plans and medication consent forms are required upon enrollment)

  • School Documents:

    • 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:

    • Baptismal Certificate

    • Parish Recommendation

When directed to submit additional forms during the online application process, you may do so by direct upload through the TADs portal, or 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 and the application fee has been submitted, our admissions committee will review each application.  In some cases applicants will be asked to be evaluated for readiness by our faculty. 

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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 $1000 which is applied to the following year's tuition. Please also note that prior to attending school, all students will need to submit the following Health Forms:

  • Immunization Record (physician verified immunization history)

  • If applicable, allergy/asthma action plans and medication consent forms

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 & Development

​Class of 1999


P:  301-229-5586,  ext. 12



Tour our campus and learn more about our program, school, and enrichment activities.


Have your child "shadow" for the day so that he or she can experience life as a

St. Bart’s Bobcat!


Apply to our school through TADS, our admissions

and tuition management system.  

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