The 2018-19 School Year

Beginning on September 1, we are accepting applications for the 2018-19 school year through the Ravenna application website. Scroll down for an overview of the application process, or for detailed instructions about how to apply, and to submit an application, please click the Apply Online button below to get started on Ravenna:

Application Overview

1. Submit an Online Application

  • Preliminary Application Deadline: December 7
  • Final Application Deadline: January 11
  • $70 application fee required

2. Complete the Supplemental Forms

  • Parent/Guardian Questionnaire: Answer all questions and submit the questionnaire.
  • Supplemental forms include Parent/Guardian Questionnaire, Student Interest Sheet, and requesting Teacher Evaluations and Transcripts.
  • Deadline: January 11

3. Take the ISEE or SSAT Test

  • We accept either ISEE or SSAT scores. Register online and indicate that your scores should be sent to The Northwest School.
  • ISEE (school code: 481127)
  • SSAT (school code: 5413)
  • Deadline: January 20

We strongly recommend that all applicants also take The Character Skills Snapshot between September 25, 2017, and the testing deadline. The Northwest School uses a holistic admission process to evaluate applicants' personal characteristics as well as academic performance, and is evaluating The Characters Skills Snapshot in our process this year. Please see our application steps on Ravenna for additional instructions.

4. Attend a Student Visit Day

  • All applicants must attend a student visit day. We will contact you via e-mail you with your visit day appointment schedule after we process your application.

Need Help?

If you need assistance with any part of the application process, please contact us at or 206.682.7309, extension 6032.