The major entry point for high school admission is Ninth Grade. Families should begin the Admissions process one year before they would like their child to attend the school. We encourage all interested families to attend a morning tour or an evening open house and to submit applications as early as possible to facilitate scheduling parent/student interviews. Please note that interview space is limited.

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  • Application

    To begin the application process for academic year 2022-2023:
    • Complete an online application in Ravenna by the deadline of December 1, 2021 (available after Labor Day). There is a non-refundable application fee of $75. An application fee reduction is available upon request. Please contact the Admissions Office for the fee reduction code.
    • After submission, your application will be processed within 5 business days.
    If you experience any technical difficulties with the online application please contact
  • Student Essay

    LREI participates in the ISAAGNY common application essay. For students applying to high school there are five essay options, available through the online application. Please choose ONE of the essays and respond in under 500 words.

    The essay provides an opportunity for us to learn about the applicant as well as to assess the development of his/her writing skills. It is expected that applicants write all essays independently, without the assistance of a parent, teacher, tutor, etc. Please submit your essay in Ravenna by the supplemental materials deadline: January 15, 2022.

    If you experience any technical difficulties with the online application please contact

    ISAAGNY High School Common Writing Topics:
    1. Schools are an excellent platform to give students the tools and space to embrace other cultures to help fight systemic bias and racism. If you had the opportunity to meet with your school leaders to implement or identify meaningful and helpful ways to make a difference, what would it be?

    2. Describe one of your favorite family traditions and why it is meaningful to you.

    3. What have you learned about yourself during the Covid-19 pandemic (as a learner, as a family member, as an individual, or as a community member)?

    4. What is something you would like to learn more about (knowledge you would like to gain/a skill you would like to develop)? Why do you want to learn this? How will you develop this expertise? What resources would you need to accomplish this? Who will you enlist to help you?

    5. Since it's an election year, consider this: if you could run for ANY public office, what would it be and why? What would your platform be?
  • Student & Parent Interviews

    Once we have processed your application:
    • The Admissions Office will call you to schedule appointments for your virtual student and parent interviews. These will be conducted via Zoom. (Alternative means of communication for your interviews can be arranged.)
    • All applicants and their parent(s) will have an interview with a member of the Admissions Committee.
    Students are encouraged to share a sample of academic work (e.g. portfolio, essay, musical recording, project) or item of personal significance to discuss with their interviewer.

    Once your appointment is scheduled, you will receive a Google Calendar invitation via e-mail. Please confirm your attendance by clicking "Yes".
    Should you need to reschedule your appointment, please notify us at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Visit Us

    Virtual and onsite visits are available for families interested in LREI’s high school program. Onsite visits are reserved for applicants who have completed the Application Form and Student Questionnaire on Ravenna. Virtual visits via Zoom are available to all interested families. Please note that onsite visits are not mandatory for admission to LREI, but we highly recommend that you attend either a virtual or an onsite event to learn more about our school. Reservations are required. You may sign up for all of our events on Ravenna. 

  • Graded Writing Sample

    LREI requires a writing sample for admission to our high school program. The applicant’s writing sample should be an essay that they have completed in the current school year. The writing sample must also include a teacher’s grade, comments or both. Examples typically include a research paper, creative essay, book report or an analytical essay. Please forward the essay via email (including the associated rubric/teacher notes) in PDF format with the applicant’s name in the subject line to by the supplemental materials deadline: January 15, 2022.
  • Official Transcript & Teacher Recommendations

    An official school transcript is required for all High School applicants.
    • Please submit the Transcript Request Form, available in Ravenna, to the applicant's current school after November 15, 2021.
    • Official transcripts must be sent from the applicant’s current school directly to LREI by January 15, 2022.
    Candidate Evaluation Forms:
    • In Ravenna, please delegate the Candidate Evaluation forms to the applicant's current teachers/school after November 15, 2021.
    • Candidate Evaluation Forms are confidential and must be sent directly from the applicant’s current teacher(s) to LREI by January 15, 2022.
    The Transcript Request Form and Candidate Evaluation Forms are included in the online application.

    If you experience any technical difficulties with the online application please contact
  • Testing

    LREI will not require an admissions test (ISEE or SSAT) for high school applicants for Fall 2022 enrollment. We do require a writing sample as a piece of the admissions process. Applicants may fulfill this requirement in one of three ways. First, you may submit the essay from the SSAT or ISEE. Second, you may submit a graded essay that has been completed in the current school year. Third, you may complete a short, timed essay assignment that will be virtually proctored by the LREI admissions team. Note that you only have to submit one writing sample to complete this requirement. If you are submitting a graded essay, please forward it in PDF format with the applicant’s name in the subject line to

    If applicants choose to complete LREI’s timed essay, please make an appointment to complete that assignment when you schedule your interview. If applicants choose to use an essay from the SSAT or ISEE, you should be aware that we only use the essay as a component of your admissions application, not the test scores. If you would like to opt in to take an admissions test, please see the information below about signing up for the ISEE or SSAT, including LREI's school code.

    • To schedule the ISEE, please visit the Educational Records Bureau (ERB) website or call ERB at 212-672-9800. Please select LREI as a school to receive your student's scores by entering our school code: 336195.
    • To schedule the SSAT, please visit the SSAT website or call SSAT at 609-683-4440. Please type LREI into the search bar and select LREI as a school to receive your student's scores.
    Admissions testing should be completed as early as possible, but no later than January 15, 2022.

    If you have questions regarding testing or about receiving a testing fee waiver please contact the High School Admissions Office.
  • Financial Aid

    We offer financial aid to students in grades Fours through Twelfth Grade. Financial aid decisions are made independently of admissions decisions, and awards are based solely on financial need. All financial information submitted is kept confidential. Applicants interested in applying for financial aid should check the appropriate box on the application. Financial aid applications are due December 15, 2021. For more information, please visit the Financial Aid page.
  • Decisions & Notifications

    Admissions decisions are based on the written application, interview, school records, student visit and test information as required. Decision notifications will be posted on Ravenna according to the guidelines set by the Independent Schools Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY). Notifications will be sent via email from Please set your email account to accept emails from this address as well as