We are currently accepting applications for Kindergarten through 12th grade. As part of the ISW admissions process, our admissions committee looks for capable, enthusiastic students who are academically, socially, and emotionally prepared to handle the challenges of both independent and group learning situations. Successful applicants will exemplify our Core Values: respect, responsibility, integrity, compassion, and commitment to education.

A complete application for admission includes:

  • A completed application
  • Official transcripts from all previous schools
  • Copies of all standardized test results
  • Recommendations from three teachers (two for Kindergarten applicants)
  • A parent admissions tour
  • A student visit to the school
  • The (one-time) application fee of $150.

If you are interested in exploring this opportunity, please contact Claire McDonald, Head of School, at:

The Independent School of Winchester 540-877-5552 Claire@iswva.org

ISW admits students of any race, color, national origin, ethnic origin, religion, sex, or sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities available at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic origin, religion, sex, or sexual orientation in its administration of its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.