Sibling Admissions

We have introduced an early decision option for families with current students in the 6th through 11th grade at Northwest, and faculty members, with children applying to 6th grade. Current families and faculty with children applying to 7th – 12th grades, along with other connected applicants including alumni children and alumni siblings, will continue to be given priority consideration for admission as part of the regular admission timeline.

It’s important to note that, under this new policy, sibling and faculty child applicants are not guaranteed admission. All children who apply, regardless of the timing of their applications, are evaluated holistically, based upon the myriad materials submitted. The early decision timeline gives families time to explore other educational options should that be necessary.

Early Decision Timeline

For Siblings & Faculty Children applying to 6th Grade for the 2019-20 School Year

  • Sept. 1: Application opens on the Ravenna application website
  • Oct. 19: Early sibling preliminary application due
  • Nov. 8: Early sibling applicant after school visit
  • Nov. 9: Supplemental application materials and financial aid applications due
  • Nov. 17: Final day to take ISEE or SSAT test
  • Dec. 14: Decision notification
  • Dec. 21: Enrollment confirmation deadline

For updates and reminders, please click here to sign up for the Early Sibling and Faculty Child mailing list.

For more information, or any questions, please contact the Admissions Office at 206-816-6032 or