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.


To begin the application process for the 2021-2022 school year, complete the online diocesan application for Our Lady of Hope School. Applications will be accepted as space allows. If you are interested in applying for the 2022-2023 School Year, please click the button below. To have your application considered in the first round of applications, applications must be complete by December 15, 2021.

Applications are considered incomplete without the supporting documentation and application fee.

Supporting Documentation

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
  • Current Immunization Record (upload with application – may upload in place of VA School Entrance Form)
  • VA School Entrance Health Form (if accepted, please provide this form dated after June 15th of the year attending)

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. 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

**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 we began accepting applications November 17, 2021. To have your application considered in the first round of applications, applications must be complete by December 15, 2021. We will continue with open enrollment. 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.