Admissions 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 of questions our admissions families frequently ask. If you have a question that’s not on this list, please reach out to us at or 301-320-1067.

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. A route to Arlington, VA will be added in 2020-21. See our 2019–20 routes and timetable below.

  Route a.m. p.m. Late
  Alexandria Route
  Safeway, 500 South Royal Street, Alexandria 7:00 5:00 7:10
  Holton-Arms School 7:45 4:15 6:10
  Landon School 7:55 4:05 6:20
  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
  Linway Terrace Park
6246 Linway Terrace
7:05 4:30 N/A
  Churchill Road Elementary School 
7100 Churchill Road, McLean
7:20 4:15 6:40
  The Reserve Gatehouse
910 Dominion Reserve Drive, McLean
N/A N/A 6:55
  Great Falls Shopping Center (in front of Safeway)
9881 Georgetown Pike & Walker Road, McLean
N/A N/A 7:05
  Holton-Arms School N/A N/A 6:25
  Landon School 7:45 4:00 6:15
  Silver Spring/Prince George’s County
  10480 Campus Way Giant, Largo 6:15 5:35 7:55
  New Carrollton Metro Bus Stop
(off Ellin Rd., first row of parking)
6:30 5:15 7:40
  Hyattsville Library, 6532 Adelphi Rd.,
Prince George’s Plaza
6:50 4:40 7:15
  CVS-Giant Shopping Center,
1290 East-West Highway, Silver Spring
7:10 4:20 6:40
  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
19718 Germantown Rd., Germantown
6:35 5:05 N/A
  Potomac Valley Shopping Center
12130 Darnestown Rd., Gaithersburg
6:50 4:48 N/A
  Potomac Oak Center
12962 Travilah Rd., Potomac
7:05 4:35 N/A
  Parking lot across from the Potomac Public Library
(Intersection of Glenolden and Counselman)
10101 Glenolden Dr., Potomac
7:21 4:25 N/A
  Holton-Arms School 7:35 4:15 N/A
  Landon School 7:50 4:00 N/A

* Buses arrive at each stop at their regular times on late start days.

What is the application deadline for the 2020–21 school year?

The deadline for the 2020-21 school year is Friday, January, 10, 2020. All supplemental application materials are due by Friday, January, 24, 2020. Please click here for more information on our application process.

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

Consider attending one of our Tour Tuesday events held throughout the year. Tour Tuesdays are geared for families who are interested in learning about Landon before starting the formal application process. Attendees will learn about the School, tour the campus and hear about the admissions process. These sessions run 9–9:45 a.m. generally two Tuesdays each month. Register here for an upcoming Tour Tuesday.

What is Landon’s annual tuition?

The 2019-20 tuition for the Lower School (Grades 3–5) is $40,400 and for the Middle School (Grades 6–8) and Upper School (Grades 9–12) is $43,560.

Financial Aid 2019-20


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

Yes, 28 percent of students at Landon receive financial assistance. For the 2019-20 school year, Landon awarded more than $4.3 million in need-based aid, and the average grant was $23,458. “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 merit scholarships for new Grade 3 and 4 students as well as rising or new Grade 9 students. 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.

Lower School students also have after school education program opportunities. The Landon Enrichment & Afterschool Program (LEAP) is an opportunity to expand your student's learning experience beyond the school day in creative, dynamic and fun ways while supporting Landon's core values. Available to our Lower School students in the 2019-2020 school year, classes are offered in three eight-week sessions throughout the school year. You can learn more about LEAP here

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. To learn more about the international application process, please reach out to the Admissions Office at or 301-320-1067.

Does Landon offer Advanced Placement courses?

Landon does currently offer Advanced Placement (AP) classes in the Upper School, but along with seven other D.C.-area independent schools, we will be moving beyond the AP course offerings by the 2022–23 school year at the latest. Moving beyond AP courses will allow our teachers to design and offer a wider variety of courses that are more rigorous and enriching, provide opportunities for our boys to have more authentic engagement with the world, and demonstrate respect for students’ intellectual curiosity and interests. Please click here for more information.

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