We welcome applications for all Middle School grades. Families should begin the admissions process one year before the student wishes to enter. 

Applications for Fall 2023 entry are now closed. To inquire about a post-deadline application, please contact the Admissions Office.

List of 8 items.

  • Application

    Complete an online application in Ravenna by December 1, 2022. 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 ravenna-help@communitybrands.com.
  • Visit Us

    We encourage all applicants who have submitted an application and student questionnaire form to visit LREI in-person. Virtual information sessions are available to all families interested in LREI's Middle School. We strongly recommend that prospective families attend an admissions event to learn more about our dynamic program and progressive approach.

    Applicant students should attend in-person tours with their families. Students will be required to participate in a group activity during this time.

    Reservations required via Ravenna.
  • Group Activity

    All middle school applicants are required to participate in a group activity led by LREI faculty. The group activity will take place during tours of LREI's Middle School. For families who choose to attend a virtual information session in lieu of a tour, we will schedule your child for a group activity at another time.
  • Parent Interview and Student Assessment

    LREI will offer parent interviews for middle school families both in-person and via Zoom. All student assessments for applicants in Fifth through Eighth Grade will be conducted via Zoom. Once we have processed your application, the Admissions Office will contact you to schedule an appointment for the parent interview and the student assessment. Please note that in-person interview spots are limited and will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Official Transcript & Teacher Recommendations

    An official school transcript and the Candidate Evaluation Forms are due by the supplemental materials deadline: January 15, 2023.

    LREI requires three years of transcripts, including a report from the current school year. The Transcript Request Form and the Candidate Evaluation Forms are available on Ravenna
  • Testing

    LREI does not require the ISEE test, administered by the Educational Records Bureau (ERB), for middle school applicants.
  • 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 by December 15, 2022.

    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 ms-admissions@lrei.org. Please set your email account to accept emails from this address as well as admissions@lrei.org.

    Notification: Tuesday, February 14, 2023
    Family Reply Deadline: Friday, March 3, 2023