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 questions our admissions families frequently ask. 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 2018–19 school year?

Applications are due to the Admissions Office by Friday, January 12. All supplemental application materials are due by Wednesday, 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! Please join us to learn more about our Lower, Middle and Upper Schools at one of the following information sessions this fall.

  • Wednesday, October 4, 7–8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 7, 9–10 a.m.
  • Thursday, December 7, 9–10 a.m.

Please contact the admissions office at admissions@landon.net or at 301-320-1067 if you have questions or would like to visit and learn more about the school before then.

What is Landon’s annual tuition?

The 2017–18 tuition 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. For the Lower School, the program runs from 3:40–6 p.m. every full day that school is in session, and a snack is served around 4:15 p.m. For the Middle School, the program runs from 4:15–6 p.m. every full day that school is in session, and a snack is offered at 4:45 p.m. Pickup is by 6 p.m., and the programs provide a safe, supervised space for boys to do homework or read. 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 2016-17 routes and timetable below.

    Route a.m. p.m. Late
    Alexandria Route
    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
    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 1
    Linway Terrace Park, 6246 Linway Terrace, McLean 7:05 4:55 N/A
    9881 Georgetown Pike & Walker Road, McLean N/A N/A 7:05
    910 Dominion Reserve Drive, McLean N/A N/A 6:55
    Churchill Road Elementary School, 7100 Churchill Road, McLean N/A 4:35 6:40
    Holton-Arms School 7:35 4:15 6:25
    Landon School 7:45 4:00 6:15
    McLean Route 2 (mornings only)
    Churchill Road Elementary School, 7100 Churchill Road, McLean 7:20 N/A N/A
    Holton-Arms School 7:35 N/A N/A
    Landon School 7:45 N/A N/A
    Silver Spring/Prince George’s County
    10480 Campus Way Giant, Largo 6:15 5:35 TBD
    New Carrollton Metro Bus Stop
    (off Ellin Rd., first row of parking)
    6:30 5:15 TBD
    Hyattsville Library, 6532 Adelphi Rd.,
    Prince George’s Plaza
    6:50 4:40 TBD
    CVS-Giant Shopping Center,
    1290 East-West Highway, Silver Spring
    7:10 4:20 TBD
    Landon School 7:35 4:00 6:20
    Great Falls
    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
    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.

    What if my son needs extra help with homework?

    We understand that every boy learns differently. If your son needs extra help, his teachers and a specialist from our Center for Teaching and Learning Resources will work with you and your son to develop a plan tailored to his strengths and needs so he can improve academically, complete his work on time, and develop a sense of confidence in his learning style.

    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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