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Apply To Lower School (K-4)

Children flourish in our stimulating, hands-on classroom environment, guided by teachers who are highly trained, enthusiastic, and supportive.

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Experience the Joy

Our youngest students ease into school life in their very own Kindergarten Cottage where two full-time teachers structure the children's time, providing a balance of classroom learning, active play, and a host of special events and celebrations.

As students move through the lower school program, they benefit from a thoughtfully integrated curriculum that values taking risks, thinking creatively, and working collaboratively.  


Admission FAQs

Admission Tips from Annie Farquhar

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How to Apply to Lower School

Begin by creating your Ravenna account. This is the place where you will schedule a tour and interview and where you can check on the progress of your application.

 

Tours, Information Sessions, Open Houses

Please create an account in Ravenna to see available dates and to sign-up.

Create an Account


Parent/Guardian Interview

Parents/guardians interviews offered online via Zoom. They are strongly encouraged for families applying to Kindergarten, first, and fourth grades. Parents/guardians do not have to submit an application before interviewing. However, all virtual interviews must be scheduled by the application deadline January 6, 2022 by 5:00 p.m.

The interview is approximately a 30-minute conversation with the Director of Admission Annie Farquhar. Multiple time slots are offered throughout the day.


Applicant Visit

Visits are REQUIRED for Kindergarten, first grade, and fourth grade applicants. Parents/guardians can schedule online after applying. We will begin these visits in January, and we will email all applicant families when registration opens.

Applicants will meet individually with an admission officer or teacher, and visits will last up to 30 minutes for kindergarten and first grade applicants and up to an hour for fourth grade applicants.


Testing

No outside admission testing is required or will be accepted this admission season.


Teacher Recommendation

One recommendation is REQUIRED from your child’s current homeroom teacher. If your child is not being taught in person by their current teacher, an additional recommendation is requested from a teacher who has worked with your child in an in-person school setting.

Parents/guardians can send the recommendation form link directly to the teacher through Ravenna.


Grades/Transcripts

Current grades and/or a report card are REQUIRED. Prior year report card or transcript also required. We understand that this may not be applicable for Kindergarten and first grade applicants.


Lower School By the Numbers

130

Students in the Lower School K–4

20:2

Student to teacher ratio in kindergarten

13

Average number of students in each of two sections of first, second, and third grades 

18

Average number of students in each of two sections of fourth grade 

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