FAQs

Landon School's mission is to prepare talented boys for productive lives as accomplished, responsible and caring men whose actions are guided by the principles of perseverance, teamwork, honor and fair play. Here are some additional facts about our school:


Here are some of the frequently asked questions by our admissions families. If you have a question that’s not on this list, please reach out to us at admissions@landon.net or 301-320-1067.

What is the application deadline for the 2017–18 school year?

Applications are due to the Admissions Office by Friday, January 13. All supplemental application materials are due by Tuesday, January 31. Please click here for more information on our application process.

Are there information sessions for families to find out more about the school?

Yes! We have completed our information sessions for this year. Please contact the admissions office at admissions@landon.net or at 301-320-1067 if you would like to visit and learn more about the school.

What is Landon’s annual tuition?

The 2016–17 for the Lower School (Grades 3–5) is $37,780 and for the Middle School (Grades 6–8) and Upper School (Grades 9–12) is $40,250.


Does Landon offer need-based financial aid, and how is it determined?

Yes, 23 percent of students at Landon receive financial assistance. For the 2016–17 school year, Landon awarded more than $3.7 million in need-based aid, and the average grant was $17,863. “Financial need” is generally defined as the difference between what it costs a student to attend our school and what his family can afford to pay. We encourage families to apply for financial aid at the same time they apply for admission. Click here for more information.

Does Landon offer merit-based scholarships?

Yes. Landon offers Maguire Ethics Scholarships, merit-based grants of $10,000 each awarded to students entering Form III (Grade 9) who demonstrate the highest standards of ethics, integrity and character. Named for and funded by alumnus Cary M. Maguire ’46, these scholarships are available both to new applicants to the school and to current Form II (Grade 8) students and can be renewed each year the student is enrolled at Landon. Click here for more information.

Does Landon have an after-school care program?

Yes, the Lower School (Grades 3–5) and Middle School (Grades 6–8) offer AfterCare for an additional cost from 4:15–6 p.m. every full day that school is in session. The programs provide a safe, supervised space for boys to do homework or read. A snack is offered at 4:45 p.m., and pickup is by 6 p.m. Families may contract for 1–5 days a week at a discounted rate or pay the per-day drop-in rate of $20. Click the appropriate link below for more information about AfterCare.

  • Lower School AfterCare information
  • Middle School AfterCare information
  • Is there bus transportation to/from school?

    Yes, Landon offers bus service for an additional cost on six routes throughout the D.C., Maryland and Virginia. See our routes and timetable below.

    Route a.m. p.m. Late
    Alexandria Route ($2,000 round trip/$1,600 one way)
    Safeway, 500 South Royal Street, Alexandria 7:00 5:00 N/A
    Holton-Arms School 7:45 4:15 N/A
    Landon School 7:55 4:00 N/A
    Georgetown/Spring Valley/Friendship Heights ($1,890 round trip/$1,400 one way)
    Guy Mason Recreational Park (Calvert St. NW) 7:10 4:35 6:55
    Spring Valley Shopping Center (near CVS) 7:20 4:25 6:45
    Friendship Heights (near McDonald’s) 7:30 4:10 6:35
    Landon School 7:40 4:00 6:20
    Holton-Arms School N/A N/A 6:10
    McLean Route ($2,265 round trip/$1,890 one way)
    Linway Terrace Park, 6246 Linway Terrace, McLean 7:05 4:55 N/A
    Churchill Road Elementary School, 7100 Churchill Rd., McLean 7:20 4:35 6:40
    910 Dominion Reserve Dr., McLean N/A N/A 6:55
    9881 Georgetown Pike & Walker Rd., McLean N/A N/A 7:05
    Holton-Arms School 7:35 4:15 6:25
    Landon School 7:45 4:00 6:15
    Silver Spring/Prince George’s County ($2,250 round trip/$1,825 one way)
    10480 Campus Way Giant, Largo 6:15 5:35 N/A
    New Carrollton Metro Bus Stop
    (off Ellin Rd., first row of parking)
    6:30 5:15 N/A
    Hyattsville Library, 6532 Adelphi Rd.,
    Prince George’s Plaza
    6:50 4:40 N/A
    CVS-Giant Shopping Center,
    1290 East-West Highway, Silver Spring
    7:10 4:20 N/A
    Landon School 7:35 4:00 N/A
    Great Falls ($2,325 round trip/$1,950 one way)
    Great Falls Shopping Center (in front of Safeway),
    9881 Georgetown Pike
    7:00 5:15 7:05
    The Reserve Gatehouse,
    910 Dominion Reserve Dr.
    7:15 4:55 6:55
    Churchill Elementary School
    7100 Churchill Rd.
    N/A N/A 6:40
    Holton-Arms School 7:40 4:15 6:25
    Landon School 7:50 4:00 6:15
    Potomac/Gaithersburg ($1,200 round trip/$800 one way)
    Potomac Valley Shopping Center
    12130 Darnestown Rd., Gaithersburg
    6:40 4:48 N/A
    Potomac Oak Center
    12962 Travilah Rd., Potomac
    6:55 4:35 N/A
    Parking lot across from the Potomac Public Library
    (Intersection of Glenolden and Counselman)
    10101 Glenolden Dr., Potomac
    7:20 4:25 N/A
    Holton-Arms School 7:35 4:15 N/A
    Landon School 7:45 4:00 N/A

    * Buses arrive at each stop at their regular times on late start days.
    You can sign your student up for one of our bus routes by submitting one of the route contracts below:

    Does Landon accept international students?

    Landon welcomes international students to our community in all three divisions (Lower, Middle and Upper). Students live with host families as they pursue their Landon education, creating an environment that promotes a truly enriching cultural exchange. Our exclusive agreement with the Cambridge Institute of International Education helps Chinese and Korean students find placement. All applicants from China and Korea should direct inquiries to the Cambridge Institute via its website or email.

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