Apply to Head-Royce
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 released in March, with acceptances occasionally offered after based on availability of space.
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 into their existing account using their username and password.
Schedule a Visit (optional)
Fall 2023-24 applicants are required to take the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) for grades 2-5. In grades 6-12, testing is 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:
October 21, 2022: Kindergarten Sibling/employee preliminary application form and application fee must be submitted in Ravenna.
November 1, 2022: Kindergarten applicant preschool recommendation and parent statement due.
November 8, 2022: Shared Kindergarten Assessment Videos due.
November 12, 2022: Kindergarten Meet & Greet for sibling and employee applicants.
December 1, 2022: Grade 6 Sibling/employee preliminary application form and application fee must be submitted in Ravenna.
December 9, 2022: Kindergarten sibling/employee family decisions available.
December 15, 2022: Grade 6 sibling/employee family completed applications due.
January 7, 2023: Middle School Activity Day (Grade 6 applicants only)
January 31, 2023: 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.