Middle School

Learn more about the Middle School program
Please complete the follow application steps to apply to grades 6-8:

Parent Tour

We encourage you to visit campus early in your exploration process. Each family has an individual, personalized tour and students are welcome to attend. Tours are highly recommended but not required.

Tours are available September through early February; schedule a tour through your Ravenna admission account.

Student Visit

Students do not need to have a submitted application in order to visit.

Visits for all students include attending classes with your host.

Applicants to grade 6 will participate in group assessment activities, and applicants to grades 7 and 8 will have an informal one-on-one interview with a faculty member.

Visits are available on select days October through February; schedule a visit through your Ravenna admission account.

Admission Testing

Students applying for grades 6–12 are required to take an admission test during the current school year. Please visit our Admission Testing page for the SSAT testing schedule, registration information, alternative tests, and more.

Application Forms

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

Teacher Evaluations

Send the online evaluation form to your child's current math and English teachers through your Ravenna admission account. Please do not send these requests until after November 1; this will allow the teachers time to get to know your child. You should have the teacher's full name and email available when you are ready to send each evaluation.

School Records

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

Key Dates

Sep 5, 2017: 2018-19 applications, tour and visit registration opens

Dec 14, 2017: Reduced fee ($50) application deadline

Feb 1, 2018: Regular fee ($75) application deadline

Feb 2, 2018Financial assistance application deadline

Mar 9, 2018: Admission and financial assistance decisions delivered via email

Mar 21, 2018: Signed enrollment agreements & deposits due

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Fee Waivers

To request an application fee or SSAT fee waiver, please complete the fee waiver request form 

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Quick Facts

Class size: approximately 56 (grade 6), 64 (grade 7), and 65 (grade 8)

16 students on average in each class

Parent conferences in November and written progress reports three times per year

Seven-day rotating schedule with five periods per day including snack, lunch, advisory groups, student-run assemblies, life skills, and service work on campus and in the community

Annual trips: 6th grade to the Oregon coast, 7th grade to Mt. St. Helens, 8th grade community engagement trip

 

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