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 is now available in Ravenna. 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 schedule an appointment for a tour and interview.

    Tour: You may choose either a virtual or an in-person tour.

    Interview: We are currently conducting all interviews via Zoom. Both students and parents will meet with an admission representative. 

    Please contact the Admissions Office to schedule your tour and interview.
  • Step 4: Register for an entrance exam

    • ISEE: Girls entering grades 6-8 should take the ISEE. If you would like to register to take the exam at Montrose, we are offering it on campus on November 14, December 5, and January 9. Please contact us for the access code to register. The ISEE website may indicate that our test center is "full", but the access code will allow you to register.  Click here for the ISEE website. 
    • SSAT: Girls entering grades 9-12 should take the SSAT. If you wish to take the SSAT with us on campus on December 12 or January 23, please contact us for the access code to register. Click here to access the SSAT website. 
    Please note that in-person testing is subject to change due to COVID restrictions. Both tests offer at-home versions, which also fulfill the entrance exam requirement.  
  • Step 5: Submit your application

    Please fill out your online application using Ravenna. The application should be submitted by February 1.

    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. 

Admission Events

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  • Oct

    Virtual Information Sessions

    Meet our Director of Admission, Kelly Melley, and some of our Red Key Club Admission Ambassadors. This is a great opportunity to have all your questions answered about our application process and hear more about our engaging community.

    Register for a Virtual Information Session
  • Oct

    Campus Tours, In-person or virtual

      We offer our hour-long campus tours each Wednesday morning and afternoon. Weekend dates are also available. 

      Register through your portal, or submit an admissions inquiry and register for a tour here
    • Nov

      Campus Tours, In-person or virtual

        We offer our hour-long campus tours each Wednesday morning and afternoon. Weekend dates are also available. 

        Register through your portal, or submit an admissions inquiry and register for a tour here
      • Nov

        Curriculum Open House (Online)

        1:00-2:00 Middle School Experience
        2:00         Welcome & Remarks from Head of School Karen Bohlin
        2:30-3:30 Upper School Experience
        Read More
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      Scholarship & Character

      Called to Greatness


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      • Photo of Kelly Melley

        Kelly Melley 

        Director of Admission
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      • Hannah Stebbins 

        Admission Officer
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