For inquiries about post-deadline applications to LREI, please email

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 the student wishes to enter. We encourage all families, particularly those interested in Sixth Grade, to submit applications as soon as possible. Please note that interview spaces are limited.

Website updated January 13, 2022.

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  • Application

    For inquiries about post-deadline applications to LREI, please email

    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.
    • The Student Questionnaire section of the application should be completed by your child.
    • After submission, your application will be processed within two to four business days.

    If you experience any technical difficulties with the online application, please contact
  • Parent Interview and Student Assessment

    Once your application has been processed:

    The Admissions Office will call to schedule the parent interview and student assessment. These will be conducted via Zoom. (Alternative means of communication for your interviews can be arranged.)

    Student Assessment
    • Applicants to Fifth through Eighth Grade will be scheduled for virtual individual student assessments.
    Parent Interview
    • All parents will have a virtual interview with a member of the Admissions staff. 
    Once your appointment is scheduled, you will receive a Google Calendar invitation via email. Please confirm your attendance by clicking "Yes".
    Should you need to reschedule an appointment, please notify us at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Visit Us

    Spring on-site visits are available for all families interested in LREI's Middle School School. Reservations are required. To schedule a visit, please use the link below. An application is not required to attend.
    We strongly recommend that all interested families attend an on-site visit to learn more about our dynamic program and progressive approach.
    Please note that Middle School information sessions are for adults only and proof of Covid-19 vaccination is required. Please see Ravenna for more details on our visit policy. 
    Reservations are available in Ravenna. Please note that you will be required to create a log-in.

    When registering for a on-site visit, please use the "Add Attendee" function within the event registration program to register attending parents/guardians. 
  • 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, 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 does not require the ISEE test, administered by the Educational Records Bureau, 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, 2021. 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 Please set your email account to accept emails from this address as well as