Ready to apply?
We are accepting applications for incoming sixth through eighth-grade students for the Fall of 2020 starting October 1, 2019, through Ravenna.
Our application process gives your family and the school the opportunity to ensure our program is a good fit for your student. In addition to the application forms and questions, students and families visit Explorer West to experience a morning as a middle-schooler.
Start your application by “Exploring” our school on Ravenna and registering your student. From there, you can sign up for an Open House and see the steps to apply. If you already attended an Open House, have a Ravenna account, and are ready to schedule a Family Visit, choose the “Apply” option on Ravenna to begin the Family Application. Currently, visits are scheduled by calling or emailing the Director of Admission to set up a date.
The following items must be completed or submitted through Ravenna to be considered for admission.
- Family Application.
- Application Fee- $60 payable through Ravenna. If you need to pay with cash or check, please contact the Director of Admission.
- Family Visit.
- Parent/Guardian Input Form.
- Two teacher evaluations.
- School Transcripts, including all standardized testing, IEP/special education reports, and/or education specialists evaluations.
Explorer West does not require outside standardized tests, like the ISEE or SSAT, for admission. Instead, during the Family Visit, students complete a 45-minute evaluation to assess their math and writing skills. Our goal is to understand the level of mastery students have achieved on their grade-level skills. We aim for this to be a low-pressure environment and to be a window into their skills and personality. If your student is taking the ISEE or the SSAT for admission to other schools, we encourage you to share those results with us, but they are not required.
We are implementing Ravenna this year for the first time so all steps may not be available immediately. If you have questions regarding the process or are a sibling family that would like to schedule a visit, please call the school or email the Director of Admission for more information.