How to Apply

The Admission 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 tour. We have outlined the application process step by step here in order to assist you. The 2022 application is available in Ravenna. Please contact Director of Admission Kelly Melley to find out more.

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. You may choose to meet either virtually or in-person tour.

    Interview: Both students and parents will meet with an admission representative. Students will also complete a short writing sample.

    Please schedule through Ravenna or contact the Admission Office.
  • Step 4: Register for an entrance exam

    • ISEE: Girls entering grades 6-8 should take the ISEE. Click here for the ISEE website. Montrose can be found using school code 220454.
    • SSAT: Girls entering grades 9-12 should take the SSAT. Click here to access the SSAT website. The Montrose School code is 5150. 
    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 priority application deadline is January 31. For families who have completed the process by the priority deadline, admission decisions will be released March 10. After January 31, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. 

    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 forms by people closely associated with the applicant outside of her school environment (for example, family friend, church leader or sports or fine/performing arts coach)
    • 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 Admission 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 SSS. 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 Admission 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 LifeCompass Speaker Series


Decisions are released on Ravenna on March 10.  
We invite all accepted students and their families to celebrate this great accomplishment at an event in their honor. Admitted 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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Scholarship & Character

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    Kelly Melley 

    Director of Admission
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    Michelle Barrette 

    Associate Director of Admission
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    Hannah Stebbins 

    Admission Officer
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    Patti Keefe 

    International Student Recruiter