Learn more about the Lower School program
Please complete the following steps to apply to grades 1-5.
*Applicants who completed a Lower School application for 2018-19 and are reapplying for 2019-20 will have their application fee waived. Please email Zoe Edelen Hare for a fee waiver code in advance.
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.
Tours are available September through January; schedule a tour through your Ravenna admission account.
The online application includes a series of questions for parents/guardians. This is one of the best opportunities to share information about your family. All applications will be read by the admission committee.
Send the online evaluation form to your child's current teacher. Please do not send this request until after November 1; this will allow the teacher time to get to know your child. You should have the teacher's full name and email available when you are ready to send the evaluation.
Print, sign, and submit a records request to your child's current school.
February 1, 2019
Applicants 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 by spending time together in a classroom setting. Students will participate in a variety of activities involving cooperative play, silent and oral reading, writing, and math. We realize this can be a particularly worrying part of the admission process and we work hard to ensure students have fun during their visit.