**We encourage families interested in LREI to submit an application. While the application deadline for the 2020-2021 school year has passed, additional openings do occur. We will be happy to contact you as space becomes available. Post-deadline applications can be submitted without a fee. To access our application please use the code LREIPOST.**

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 2020-2021:
    • Complete an online application in Ravenna by the deadline of December 2, 2019. 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 ravenna-help@communitybrands.com.
  • 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 application deadline: January 15, 2020.

    If you experience any technical difficulties with the online application please contact help@ravennasolutions.com.
  • Student & Parent Interviews

    Once we have processed your application:
    • The Admissions Office will call you to schedule appointments for the student and parent interviews.
    • All applicants and their parent(s) will have an interview with a member of the Admissions Committee.
    Students are encouraged to bring a sample of academic work (e.g. portfolio, essay, musical recording, project) or item of personal significance to discuss with their interviewer.
  • Tours & Open Houses

    We encourage all interested families to attend a morning tour or an evening open house to inform their school decision. High school applicants are encouraged to attend these events with their parents. An application is not required to tour the school.

    High School: Reservations Required - Schedule your visit online. Please note you will need to create a Ravenna login.


    High School Tours and Open Houses are conducted at 40 Charlton Street, between Sixth Avenue and Varick Street.
  • Testing

    LREI requires that all high school applicants complete either the ISEE or the SSAT admissions test. 
    • 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, 2020. If you have questions regarding testing or about receiving a fee waiver please contact the High School Admissions Office.
  • 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, 2019.
    • Official transcripts must be sent from the applicant’s current school directly to LREI by
      January 15, 2020
    Candidate Evaluation Forms:
    • In Ravenna, please delegate the Candidate Evaluation forms to the applicant's current teachers/school after November 15, 2019.
    • Candidate Evaluation Forms are confidential and must be sent directly from the applicant’s current teacher(s) to LREI by January 15, 2020.
    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 help@ravennasolutions.com.
  • Financial Aid

    We offer financial aid to students in our 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, 2019. 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 hs-admissions@lrei.org. Please set your email account to accept emails from this address as well as admissions@lrei.org.