**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.**

While the major entry points for admission are the Fours and Ninth Grade, we welcome applications for all Middle School grades. Families should begin the Admissions process one year before they would like their child to attend the school. We encourage all families, particularly those interested in Sixth Grade, to submit applications as soon as possible. Please note that interview spaces are 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.
    • The collection of brief student statements within 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 responses independently, without the assistance of a parent, teacher, tutor, etc.
    • 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 & Parent Interviews

    Once we have processed your application:
    • The Admissions Office will call you to schedule appointments for the student and parent interviews.
    • Applicants to Fifth through Eighth Grade are required to come for a day-long school visit when they will attend classes with a student buddy and have an individual interview.
    • All parents will have a personal interview with a member of the Admissions staff.
  • Tours

    We request that all interested families attend a morning tour of the Middle School during the application process.
    • Please note that the Middle School Tour includes a brief tour of the High School. Families are expected to attend the entire tour.
    • Students are encouraged to attend the tour with their parents.
    • An application is not required to tour the school.
    • All Middle School applicants are welcome to attend a High School Open House in the Fall (reservations are required). 
      Tours begin promptly at 9:00 AM. Please arrive a few minutes early in order to experience the full tour.

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

      Wednesday, May 13, 9:00 - 11:00 AM

      Middle School tours begin at 272 Sixth Avenue at the corner of Bleecker Street.
    • Testing

      LREI does not require the ISEE test, administered by the Educational Records Bureau, for Middle School Applicants.
    • Official Transcript & Teacher Recommendations

      An official school transcript is required for all Middle 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 by December 15, 2019. For more information, please visit the Financial Aid page.
    • Decisions & Notifications

      Admissions decisions are based on the written application, interview, student visit and candidate evaluations. 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 ms-admissions@lrei.org. Please set your email account to accept emails from this address as well as admissions@lrei.org.