Our Lady of Hope Catholic School A National Blue Ribbon, K-8 school located in Potomac Falls, VA Messengers of Hope for the World!

How to Apply

How to Apply

Parents gain peace of mind dropping off their children in a welcoming classroom every day. Your child’s spiritual, moral, intellectual, social and physical growth is of paramount importance.  We provide a solid academic education built upon our Catholic identity in a small, family-oriented community. If you have questions regarding the application process, please contact us at school@ourladyofhope.net or 703-433-6760.


Applying for the 2023-2024 school year? The deadline for sibling applicants is November 15, 2022. Applications are now open for families who are not applying for a sibling. Our first round of applications for non-siblings will be due December 15, 2022. We will continue with rolling admissions as space allows.

Applications are considered incomplete without the additional requirements and application fee.

Additional Requirements

The online application will ask you to upload the following documents so please have them prepared before you get started:

  • Original Birth Certificate (original must be presented to the School Office for proof of identity as part of the admission requirement; a copy should be uploaded with the application)
  • Baptism Certificate copy
  • VA School Entrance Health Form (Submit this hard copy to the School Clinic dated after January 1, 2023 with required Kindergarten vaccines). This is due no later than August 18, 2023. As a placeholder, you may upload your child’s current immunization record from their pediatrician.

Complete and return the forms listed below to the School Office (these may also be returned via email or mail):

When applicable, please be prepared to include:

  • IEP Information
  • Custody Agreement

Application Fee

An application fee of $150 per child is simultaneously due with your application. The fee may be remitted in person when the original birth certificate is presented to the school office or mailed to 46633 Algonkian Parkway, Potomac Falls, VA 20165. At this time, we accept a check or cash only.

**No applications may be processed without receipt of the application fee. Please note, this is not a registration fee.

Family Interview & Student Screening

All incoming Kindergarten-2nd Grade applicants will be asked to schedule a screening before starting school.

New family applicants in Grades 3-8 will be asked to schedule a family interview with Mrs. Canavan as we learn more about your family during the application process.

When are applications due?

Our Lady of Hope School began accepting applications on November 16, 2022. To have your application considered in the first round of applications, applications must have been completed by December 15, 2022.

Our application deadline to be considered in the next round of applicants is February 15th. Applications for 7th and 8th Grade are accepted on a case-by-case basis.

What’s Next?

Once your application has been reviewed, your family will be notified by an official letter. If your child is accepted, he or she will temporarily be placed on the class roster. Permanent roster placement is contingent upon receipt of the registration fee/book fee, online Enrollment form completion, and student screening.

In May, a “Welcome Packet” with further details will be mailed to your family. Our Welcome Committee will match you with a current Crusader family to help with your family’s transition to OLOH. In August all of our school families will receive a school packet before the start of the school year regarding uniforms, school supplies, school forms, etc.

*Please note if your child has allergies/asthma/requires medication, please visit here for other pertinent forms you will want to have your doctor complete prior to the start of the year.