Admissions Process and Forms Amid COVID-19

Step 1: Contact Diane Russell, Director of Admissions


While our physical campus may be closed and on-campus events are on hold, I invite you to contact me via email ( or voicemail 410-809-2403 to schedule a phone call or a virtual meeting. You may also submit an online inquiry form HERE for more information.

Join us for a Live Virtual Lesson and/or a Virtual Information Session. Review the schedule and register HERE.

Step 2: Complete & Submit Application

Please note: During these uncertain times, the $55.00 application fee is being waived for all new applications.

Make Every Day Count. Create an account and submit the online admissions application HERE.

The application includes an electronic Transcript and Records Release request for your child's current school office, and a Common Referral Form to be completed by a current teacher. When you apply, please have school email addresses handy to expedite the submission of your child's completed application. You may preview the Common Referral Forms below:

K-Prep and Kindergarten applicants must be age 3 or age 5, respectively, by September 1st of the year of entry. If you have questions regarding this policy, please contact the admissions director directly.

Harford Day School does not maintain a waiting a list from year-to-year. The admissions process begins anew each fall.

Step 3: Student Visit/Admissions Assessment


Upon receipt of the completed Admissions Application, Diane Russell, Director of Admissions, will work with you to schedule a virtual class visit, a modified admissions assessment, and an online conversation.

Step 5: Admissions Review


The admissions committee, which is comprised of the Head of School, Director of Admissions, and the respective Division Head, carefully assesses each applicant’s readiness for academic, social, and personal success at Harford Day School. All admissions are made at the discretion of the Head of School. Applications are reviewed on a rolling (space-available) basis and are currently being accepted for all grades for fall 2020.

Step 6: Responsive Tuition Application Process


Admissions decisions are independent of the responsive tuition process. Responsive Tuition applications are reviewed after a student has been admitted. However, you should begin the online application process early. See Affording HDS for more information. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis as funds allow.