Apply to The Park School

The Park School welcomes applications for all grades. Main entry points are First Year Kindergarten, Second Year Kindergarten, and Grades 1, 6, and 9. Children must be four years old by September 1 to enroll in First Year Kindergarten.

Applying to Kindergartens and Grade 1

Step 1: Parent interviews & TOURs 

Schedule parent interviews to occur between September 18 and January 24. 
You may schedule your Parent Interview by using the scheduling tools in the Ravenna Admission Portal. If you are unable to find a date or time that works for you, please call our office directly at 410-339-4130. Our office hours are Monday–Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Step 2: APPLICATION FORM, PARENT STATEMENT, FEES, PERMISSIONS, AND AgreementS FORM, AND application fee

(Please note: The following forms and application fee are due December 1.)

Application Form: 
Families who have created a Park Ravenna account click HERE.
To create a Park Ravenna account click HERE.
DOWNLOAD PAPER APPLICATION

Parent Statement
Parents’ insights and perspectives on their children are very helpful to us. Write a brief description of your child, including such information as the significant events and influences in your child's life, any special interests and talents, particular weaknesses, or educational needs.

What aspects of your child's development do you think are the most successful? Which are the least? Are there any special circumstances about your child, or about your aspirations for your child, which contribute to your wish for him/her to become a student at Park School?

Parent statements may be submitted via the Admission Portal or emailed to admission@parkschool.net.

Fees, Permissions, and Agreements Forms
Please complete and sign this form. The Fees, Permissions, and Agreements form may be submitted via the Admission Portal or emailed to admission@parkschool.net.

Application Fee
A fee of $60 must accompany each new application. A $15 late fee is added to applications received after January 15. Make checks payable to The Park School or pay online via credit card using your application portal. International Applicants: Please click HERE.

Step 3: Student Visit AND ASSESSMENT

Student Visit
Student visits must be scheduled to occur on a date following the parent visit and submission of an application. Children spend two hours in a Group Observation Visit on Saturdays in December and January as follows:
December 7, 14
January 4, 11, 18, and 25
To schedule a visit for Kindergartens – Grade 1, please call the Admission Office at 410-339-4130.

Assessment
The 30-minute Gesell Developmental Assessment is administered individually in December and January as follows:

Saturdays: December 7, 14 and January 4, 11, 18, and 25 
Weekday mornings: December 2-6 and December 9-13
To schedule an assessment for your child, please call the Admission Office at 410-339-4130.

Please note: Gesell Developmental Assessment must be scheduled on a date different from the Group Observation Visit.

STEP 4: Transcript & Common Referral Release FORM, COMMON REFERRAL FORM

Transcript & Common Referral Release Form
Return the completed Transcript and Common Referral Release Form to your child's current school. 
DOWNLOAD TRANSCRIPT & COMMON REFERRAL RELEASE FORM

Common Referral Form
Submit Common Referral Form to the applicant’s current teacher(s) on or about November 15. Park should receive a copy of all referral forms by January 15.

COMMON REFERRAL FORM: Kindergarten-Grade 1


Admission decisions are based on careful assessment of the student’s ability to achieve academic, social, and personal success at Park. Each decision is made on an individual basis. We consider classroom performance and disposition toward learning, test results, special talents or abilities, and attendance and conduct records.

Decision letters are emailed on February 20, 2020.

Applying to Grades 2 through 5

Step 1: Parent interviews & TOURs 

Schedule parent interviews to occur between September 18 and January 24. 
You may schedule your Parent Interview by using the scheduling tools in the Ravenna Admission Portal. If you are unable to find a date or time that works for you, please call our office directly at 410-339-4130. Our office hours are Monday–Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Step 2: APPLICATION FORM, PARENT STATEMENT, FEES, PERMISSIONS, AND AgreementS FORM, AND application fee

(Please note: The following forms and application fee are due December 1.)

Application Form
Families who have created a Park Ravenna account click HERE.
To create a Park Ravenna account click HERE.
DOWNLOAD PAPER APPLICATION

Parent Statement
Parents’ insights and perspectives on their children are very helpful to us. Write a brief description of your child, including such information as the significant events and influences in your child's life, any special interests and talents, particular weaknesses, or educational needs.

What aspects of your child's development do you think are the most successful? Which are the least? Are there any special circumstances about your child, or about your aspirations for your child, which contribute to your wish for him/her to become a student at Park School?

Parent statements may be submitted via the Admission Portal or emailed to admission@parkschool.net.

Fees, Permissions, and Agreements Forms
Please complete and sign this form. The Fees, Permissions, and Agreements form may be submitted via the Admission Portal or emailed to admission@parkschool.net.

Application Fee
A fee of $60 must accompany each new application. A $15 late fee is added to applications received after January 15. Make checks payable to The Park School or pay online via credit card using your application portal. International Applicants: Please click HERE.

Step 3: Student Visit

Student Visit
Student visits must be scheduled to occur on a date following the parent visit and submission of an application. You may schedule student visits for Grades 3-5 applicants using the online tools in the Admission Portal or by calling the Admission Office directly. Applicants to Grade 2 must schedule student visits by calling the Admission Office at 410-339-4130. Office hours are Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

STEP 4: Transcript & Common Referral Release FORM, COMMON REFERRAL FORM

Transcript & Common Referral Release Form
Return the completed Transcript and Common Referral Release Form to your child's current school.
DOWNLOAD TRANSCRIPT & COMMON REFERRAL RELEASE FORM

Common Referral Form
Submit Common Referral Form to the applicant’s current teacher(s) on or about November 15. Park should receive a copy of all referral forms by January 15.

COMMON REFERRAL FORM: Grades 2-5

Step 5: TESTING

Students applying to Grades 2–5 take the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test and the Stanford Achievement Test. Alternatively, students applying to Grade 5 may take the Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE).

The Otis-Lennon School Ability Test and the Stanford Achievement Test is administered at Park on Saturday morning, January 11, 2020. Call 410-339-4130 to register.


Admission decisions are based on careful assessment of the student’s ability to achieve academic, social, and personal success at Park. Each decision is made on an individual basis. We consider classroom performance and disposition toward learning, test results, special talents or abilities, and attendance and conduct records.

Decision letters are emailed on February 20, 2020.

Applying to Grades 6 through 12

Step 1: Parent interviews & tours

Schedule parent interviews to occur between October 1 and January 10.
You may schedule your Parent Interview by using the scheduling tools in the Ravenna Admission Portal. If you are unable to find a date or time that works for you, please call our office directly at 410-339-4130. Our office hours are Monday–Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Step 2: Student Visit

Student Visit
Schedule student visits for Grades 6–12 to occur between October 1 and January 10. Applicants should submit the Student Pre-Visit Form two weeks prior to student visit.

You may schedule Middle and Upper School Student Visits using the online tools in the Admission Portal or by contacting our office directly at 410-339-4130. Our office hours are Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

COMPLETE THE STUDENT PRE-VISIT FORM

STEP 3: APPLICATION form, parent statement, fees, permissions, and agreements form, and application fee

(Please note: The following forms and application fee are due January 1.)

Application Form
Families who have created a Park Ravenna account click HERE.
To create a Park Ravenna account click HERE.
DOWNLOAD PAPER APPLICATION

Parent Statement
Parents’ insights and perspectives on their children are very helpful to us. Write a brief description of your child, including such information as the significant events and influences in your child's life, any special interests and talents, particular weaknesses, or educational needs.

What aspects of your child's development do you think are the most successful? Which are the least? Are there any special circumstances about your child, or about your aspirations for your child, which contribute to your wish for him/her to become a student at Park School?

Parent statements may be submitted via the Admission Portal, or emailed to admission@parkschool.net.

Fees, Permissions, and Agreements Form
Please complete and sign this form. The Fees, Permissions, and Agreements form may be submitted via the Admission Portal, or emailed to admission@parkschool.net.

Application Fee
A fee of $60 must accompany each new application. A $15 late fee is added to applications received after January 15. Make checks payable to The Park School or pay online via credit card using your application portal. International Applicants: Please click HERE.

STEP 4: TRANSCRIPT & COMMON REFERRAL RELEASE FORM, COMMON REFERRAL FORMS

Transcript & Common Referral Release Form
Return the completed Transcript and Common Referral Release Form to your child's current school. 

DOWNLOAD TRANSCRIPT & COMMON REFERRAL RELEASE

Common Referral Form
Submit Common Referral Forms to the applicant’s current teachers on or about November 15. Park should receive a copy of all referral forms by January 15.

Please note: A Common Referral Form is required from both the current language arts/English teacher and mathematics teacher.

COMMON REFERRAL FORM: Grades 6 – 12

Step 5: Testing

The Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE) is administered at Park 8:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. on Saturday, December 14 and Saturday, January 11 (January date is for Park applicants ONLY). Students may also take the ISEE on different dates at other area test sites. However, they must be taken by the end of January for an admission decision to be made by February 20. Test results should be sent directly to Park School by including our school code, 210812, on the ISEE registration form. To register, visit www.iseetest.org or call 1-800-446-0320.


Admission decisions are based on careful assessment of the student’s ability to achieve academic, social, and personal success at Park. Each decision is made on an individual basis. We consider classroom performance and disposition toward learning, test results, special talents or abilities, and attendance and conduct records.

Decision letters are emailed on February 20, 2020.