Lower School

Learn more about the Lower School program.

Please note: The application deadline for the 2017-18 school year has passed. Applications for 2018-19 will begin in September 2017.

Application steps:

Parent Tour

A small group tour of the campus including classroom observations, and an opportunity to ask an admission officer questions. To avoid disruption to our current students, we ask that these tours be attended by adults only.

Available September through January; schedule a tour through your Ravenna admission account.

Application Forms

The online application includes a series of questions for parents. This is your best opportunity to share information about your family. All applications will be read by the admission committee.

Teacher Evaluation

Send the online evaluation form to your child's current teacher through your Ravenna admission account. Please do not send this request until after November 1, 2016; this will allow the teacher time to get to know your child. It's a good idea to have the teacher's full name and email available when you are ready to send the evaluation.

School Transcripts

Print, sign and submit a transcript request to your child's current school. You will find this form in your Ravenna admission account.

Student Visit

January 27, 2017

Applicant who have completed the application for admission by the final deadline will be invited to participate in a student visit.

Shortly after the January deadline, we will email you with the details of your child's visit, including their assigned two- to three-hour time slot.

The visit is an opportunity for applicants and teachers to get to know each other. Students will participate in a variety of activities involving cooperative play, silent and oral reading, writing, and math.

Key Dates

December 15, 2016: Reduced Fee ($50) deadline

January 10, 2017: Regular Fee ($75) deadline

January 27, 2017: Visit Day for all Lower School applicants

February 3, 2017: Financial Assistance application deadline

March 10, 2017: Admission & Financial Assistance decisions delivered via email

March 22, 2017: Signed enrollment agreements & deposits due

Fee Waiver

To request an application fee waiver, please complete the Fee Waiver Request Form.

Quick Facts

40 students on average in each grade with two homerooms of 20 students

Each homeroom has one lead teacher and an assistant

Teacher specialists for science, music, art, PE, woodshop, library, and modern languages (Mandarin & Spanish)

Three parent-teacher conferences per year

Daily 20-minute mid-morning and 45-minute lunch recess

Field trips throughout the year and an annual class trip with at least one overnight stay

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