How to Apply

The Admissions Process, Step by Step

Thank you for considering Montrose School for your daughter! Come get to know us by contacting the Admission Office to set up a virtual tour. We have outlined the application process step by step here in order to assist you. Our 2020-21 application will be available in Ravenna as of September 1, 2020. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Director of Admission Kelly Melley

How to Apply

Montrose School uses Ravenna, a web-based application which students can use to submit online inquiries and applications. With Ravenna, you can request teacher evaluations, arrange to send us your transcript, check your application progress and submit your application.

To learn more about the Montrose admission process, please click on each of the steps below.

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  • Step 1: Create a Ravenna account

    To start the application process, please complete and submit our online inquiry form. This will direct you to create an account with Ravenna. Please be sure to choose an email address for an account that you check frequently, as you will receive multiple important communications via email. After you set up your account, you can create your daughter's profile and then choose "Montrose School" from the school directory.
  • Step 2: Attend an Admissions event

    Learn more about Montrose School at an Admissions Event or by visiting our campus and taking a tour. Or click here to provide your contact information, and our staff will follow up with you.
  • Step 3: Schedule a student and parent interview and tour

    Each applicant should come to Montrose with her parents for a student interview and a tour of the school. Parents will also attend an interview. In addition, we offer optional student visit days, when an applicant can attend classes and participate in student activities. Student visit days are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis, and space is limited.

    Please contact the Admissions Office to schedule your interview and tour, or to inquire about a student visit day.
  • Step 4: Register for an entrance exam

    Students entering grades 6-8 should take the ISEE. Montrose School hosts the ISEE on campus several times each year. The ISEE is also given at various other test site locations. Click here to sign up for the ISEE. The Montrose School code for the ISEE is 220454.

    Students entering grades 9-12 should take the SSAT test. The SSAT is given at various test site locations. Click here to sign up for the SSAT. The Montrose School code for the SSAT is 5150. 

    If you would like to request a test fee waiver, please contact Kelly Melley in the Admissions Office.
  • Step 5: Submit your application

    Please fill out your online application using Ravenna. The application should be submitted by January 31.

    The application includes:
    • Transcript from the applicant’s current school
    • Recommendations from English and math teachers who are currently teaching the applicant or who have had the most recent association with the applicant in a school environment in these subjects
    • Recommendation from school guidance counselor
    • Optional non-academic recommendation form by a person closely associated with the applicant outside of her school environment (for example, a coach, family friend, or church leader)
    • Parent statement
    • Student essay
    • $50 application fee
    Please contact the Admissions Office at any point during the application process. We are happy to help you in any way we can!

What Next?

After a prospective student and her family have successfully completed the application process, the Admissions Office carefully reviews each candidate. We do everything we can to gain a complete and fully dimensional understanding of your daughter as a student and a person. Every piece of the application is considered valuable and important; no one test score, grade, or comment is weighted more heavily than any other.
  • Applicants are granted admission without consideration for the request for financial assistance.
  • Montrose School provides financial assistance in the form of need-based tuition assistance and merit-based scholarships.
  • Parents should submit applications for financial assistance through FAST. If a student is admitted, notification of awards, need- or merit-based, are sent with the decision.
We know that even after you have completed the application and visited Montrose, you may still have questions. Contact the Admissions Office at any time. We may be able to help you by:
  • Inviting you or your daughter to come for another visit, take another tour, or sit in on another interview or class
  • Pairing you up with a current parent or your daughter with a current student, who can answer your questions candidly or who came to Montrose from a similar town, school, or circumstance
  • Inviting you to an upcoming school event of interest to you and your daughter, such as our Curriculum Night, a school play, or a special talk in our Parent Enrichment or LifePortraits Speaker Series


Decision letters are mailed by March 10.  
We invite all accepted students and their families to celebrate this great accomplishment at an event in their honor. Accepted Students Night is an opportunity for prospective students and their families to come together to meet one another as well as current students, teachers and administrators. In addition, we offer Second Look Days, in which accepted students may come for a visit and take another look at Montrose School. 


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  • Photo of Kelly Melley

    Kelly Melley 

    Director of Admission
    508-359-2423 x336
  • Photo of Samantha Martin

    Samantha Martin 

    Associate Director of Admissions and Communications
  • Photo of Patricia Keefe

    Patricia Keefe 

    International Student Coordinator