How to Apply

Application Process

The Head-Royce application process begins each fall for the next school year for all grade levels. Candidates are urged to apply early. Decisions are mailed in March, with acceptances occasionally offered after that time on a space available basis.

Head-Royce uses a web-based application called Ravenna to manage submission of applications. Through Ravenna applicants are able to fill out required forms, submit supplemental application materials, and track application progress. New users will need to create an account with Ravenna. Returning users can log in using their username and password.

Schedule a Visit (optional)

Register to take the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) or the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) - Applicants to Grades 5–12 only.

    • Head-Royce ISEE Code: 050285
    • Head-Royce SSAT Code: 3798

Complete the Application

Apply for Financial Aid optional


Sibling and Employee Families

Kindergarten and Grade 6 Applicants Only*

Families who currently have a child enrolled at Head-Royce (sibling families) and children of Head-Royce faculty/staff (employee families) who wish to apply for kindergarten or Grade 6, are given early decision consideration and notification in the Head-Royce admission process. Sibling/employee family applicants must meet the following deadlines for this special consideration. We do not offer early consideration and notification for any other grades.*

Important Dates and Deadlines:

November 16, 2018: Kindergarten preliminary application form and application fee must be submitted in Ravenna.

December 4, 2018: Kindergarten applicant preschool recommendation and parent statement due.

December 8, 2018: Kindergarten screening for sibling and employee applicants.

December 21, 2018: Grade K sibling/employee family completed applications are due.

January 10, 2019: Grade 6 sibling/employee family completed applications due.

January 12, 2019: Middle School Activity Day (Grade 6 applicants only)

January 31, 2019: Grade 6 sibling/employee family decisions available.

* Please Note: we are not able to offer early consideration and notification for other grades due to limited space availability in those grades. If you are a sibling or employee applying for a grade other than kindergarten or Grade 6, please follow the regular application process and deadlines.


Application Deadlines 2018-2019

December 10, 2018: Lower School (kindergarten only) preliminary application form and application fee must be submitted in Ravenna.

January 10, 2019: Grades 9–12 completed applications due.

January 18, 2019: Grades K–8 completed applications due. All financial aid applications (K–12) are also due.

March 15, 2019: Admissions decisions posted on Ravenna (After 12:00 p.m.)

March 21, 2019: Grades 9–12 Admissions decisions posted on Ravenna (After 4:00 p.m.)

Admissions Calendar