Upper School

Learn more about the Upper School program.

Are you applying to the Palma Scholars Program? Please see program webpage for more information.

Complete the following steps to apply to grades 9-12:

Parent Tour with Sara Nordhoff

We encourage you to visit campus early in your exploration process. Families have the opportunity to attend an individual, personalized tour and students are welcome to join. Group tours are offered as an alternative to an individual tour and take place on the morning of the student visit; tours begin directly following the information session. Tours are highly recommended but not required.

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 9 will participate in group assessment activities, and applicants to grades 10-12 will have an informal one-on-one interview with a faculty member.

Available 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, deadlines, accepted tests, and more information.

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. We also require the student to submit a graded paper from a current class that includes the teacher's comments. All applications will be read by the admission committee.

Teacher Evaluations

Send the online evaluation form to your child's current math & 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. It's a good idea to have the teacher's full name and email available when you are ready to send each 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.

Key Dates

Sep 5, 20172018-19 applications, tour and visit registration opens

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

Jan 8, 2018: Palma Scholars Program application deadline

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

Feb 2, 2018Financial Assistance application deadline

Mar 9, 2018: Admission & Financial Assistance decisions delivered via email

Mar 21, 2018: Signed enrollment agreements & deposits due

Fee Waivers

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

Please Note

There are additional application materials and earlier deadlines for those applying to the Palma Scholars Program.

Quick Facts

Approximately 75 students in each grade

15 students on average in each class

Faculty advisor for each student all four years

7 day rotating schedule, 5 classes per day, with time for breaks, lunch, advisory groups, assemblies, and co-curricular meetings

Graduates attend a wide variety of colleges including Ivy League schools, liberal arts colleges, state universities, and specialty programs

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