APPLICATION PROCESS: Lower School Grades K-2

Follow these step-by-step instructions to apply to the Lower School Grades K-2.

Step 1: Submit Inquiry

Begin the application process by clicking "submit inquiry" to fill out the inquiry form and to set up an account in the Admission Portal.

Application Inquiry

You will receive an email confirmation with instructions on how to:
a. Confirm your Admission Portal account.
b. Submit your application.

Step 2: Submit Application

Once you have submitted your inquiry and received an email with your login/password and application instructions, you may submit your application through the Admission Portal.

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Applications must be received by the application deadline.

Step 3: Schedule a Tour/Interview

We will tour and interview as many applicant families to Lower School as we can, but the calendar fills up quickly.

Please call the Admission Office at 301-983-5724 after you have submitted your admission inquiry and/or application to schedule your tour and interview.

  • Grades K-2: We require a parent-only interview.

Shadow Visits: While we do not provide shadow visits in our Lower School, prospective Lower School students may see the classrooms in session during a tour with their parents.

Accepted students will be invited to spend time in a classroom with students in the spring after they receive their decisions.

Step 4: Testing

Applicants to Bullis are required to have an evaluation completed by an outside test center.

  • Kindergarten and 1st grades take WPPSI-IV
  • 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th grades takes WISC-V

Please contact the office directly if you need testing information.

Step 5: Group Visit (Grades K-2)

After submitting your application, you should also schedule a visit for your child on one of these two dates:

  • Saturday, December 7, 2019
    9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

  • Saturday, January 11, 2020
    9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Students will play in small groups for observation and assessment. You will be given a time at the time you register for this visit.

Step 6: Track your Status

Using the Admission Portal application user ID and password you can check the status of your application. All families are expected to follow the status of their child’s application online in the Admission Portal.

Track your application status

Please check this regularly to ensure that your forms have been received and your application file is complete before the application deadline.


Application Period for School Year 2020-2021

  • Begins: September 1, 2019
  • Deadline: January 10, 2020
  • Notification: March 6, 2020
Margaret Andreadis, Lower School Principal

Thanks for your interest in Kindergarten through 2nd grade in the Bullis Lower School. Starting in the early years allows our students to immediately become part of the Bullis community which can become your child's second home all the way through 12th grade.

Bullis is the only independent school in the DC metro area that has students of all grades on one campus. This affords even our youngest students the same facilities as our oldest students, as well as the opportunity for them to connect with older role models. At the same time, we know that our youngest students have very different needs, emotionally, socially and academically, than their older counterparts and as such our program offers them a very tailored experience that will provide support, development and confidence-building to take on the challenges and embrace the opportunities that await them at Bullis in the years ahead.

From our Responsive Classrooms to reading millionaires, amazing arts program, one-to-one iPads and foreign language, and much more,

I’m proud to tell you more about our program. Come for a tour and please visit this page to learn more about what we think makes our Lower School so special in the D.C. area.

Admission Office Contact