Applications for Fall 2024 entry are closed and we are no longer accepting applications for ninth grade. To request information about post-deadline applications for tenth or eleventh grade, please contact the Admissions Office.

For information about Spring Tours, please look under the Visit Us tab. 
The major entry point for high school admission is Ninth Grade. Families should begin the admissions process one year before the student wishes to enter.

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  • Application

    Applications for Fall 2024 entry are closed. To request information about post-deadline applications, please contact the Admissions Office.

    Complete an online application in Ravenna by the deadline of December 1, 2023. There is a non-refundable application fee of $75. A fee reduction is available upon request. Please contact the Admissions Office for the fee reduction code.

    If you experience any technical difficulties with the online application, please contact
  • Visit Us

    Spring Tours of the High School are on Friday, May 3 and Friday, May 10. Registration will be available via Ravenna in April.

    Virtual and in-person visits are available for all families interested in LREI's High School. We strongly recommend that prospective families attend an admissions event to learn more about our dynamic program and progressive approach.

    We offer tours on Tuesday and Friday mornings for prospective families who have completed the application. We also offer monthly virtual information sessions for all families interested in learning more about our program.

    Reservations for all virtual and in-person visits required via Ravenna
  • Student & Parent Interviews

    Once we have processed your application, the Admissions Office will contact you to schedule an appointment for your student and parent interview.
  • Student Essay

    LREI participates in the ISAAGNY Common Essay. For students applying to high school there are several essay question options. Applicants should submit their essay on Ravenna by the supplemental materials deadline: January 15, 2024.
  • 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 and the teacher’s grade, comments and/or rubric should be included. Applicants should submit the graded writing sample on Ravenna by the supplemental materials deadline: January 15, 2024.
  • Official Transcript & Teacher Recommendations

    An official school transcript and teacher recommendations from a current Math and English teacher are due by the supplemental materials deadline: January 15, 2024. 

    LREI requires three years of applicant transcripts, including a report from the current school year. The Transcript Request Form and electronic recommendation forms are available on Ravenna
  • Testing (Optional)

    LREI will not require an admissions test (ISEE or SSAT) for high school applicants for Fall 2024 enrollment. Testing results shared with LREI will be considered as supplemental information to the required high school admissions materials. Sharing testing results is not required and we equally consider applicants who submit testing to those who do not. We support all students who apply to LREI regardless of access and resources for standardized testing and we will assess each applicant as an individual. For any questions about testing and your application to LREI, please contact the Co-Director of Admissions at 212-477-5316 ext. 305. 

    Please use the instructions below if you choose to share testing results with LREI:
    • To schedule the ISEE, please visit the Educational Records Bureau (ERB) website. 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. Please type LREI into the search bar and select LREI as a school to receive your student's scores.

    If you choose to submit testing results, please be sure to complete testing no later than January 15, 2023. 
  • 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 available on the School and Student Services (SSS) website and are due December 15, 2023. 

    For more information, please visit the Financial Aid page.
  • Decisions & Notifications

    LREI sends decision notifications 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

    Notification: Friday, February 23, 2024
    Family Reply Deadline: Thursday, March 14, 2024
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