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Application Process

Finding the right school "fit" is one of the most important things you can do for your child to ensure his or her happiness, growth, and success. We are eager to partner with you in this process and help you navigate each step as smoothly as possible. Please click on the link below to learn more about Oakridge and the admissions process. 

Step 1: Visit Campus

Schedule A Private Tour - You can schedule a private tour by clicking below and indicating the best time for you and your family.


Register for an Admissions Event for Students and Parents 
These events are designed to familiarize you with the school while giving you the opportunity to experience Oakridge first-hand. We have many ways to learn more about our school community. We hope you'll join us for one of the upcoming events. Come join us for an experience. We will have your child engaged and experiencing the Oakridge difference while we share more about our school with you.


Please make sure to RSVP for our family events. There is limited space for each event and spaces fill quickly.



Step 2: Student "Shadow Visit" Day

  • A student's visit day is an important part of the admissions process. Prospective students will have the opportunity to "shadow" a student in their current grade level and experience, first-hand, the excitement and engagement of a school day.

Contact the Admissions Office to arrange a visit date. 

Step 3: Apply

Create an Account in Ravenna. Once it is set up, you may save your progress and login to the online portal anytime to check back.

When clicking "submit," the $50 application fee is payable by credit card. 


The Oakridge School has a rolling admissions policy. We will continue to admit qualified candidates, as space allows. 


Step 4: Admissions Testing

  • Admissions testing is specific to grade applying:
    • Preschool: Testing occurs on the same day as the student's classroom visit.
      • Preschool candidates will be evaluated during their classroom visit by the Director of the Early Childhood Center, Nicki Morgan. 


    • Prekindergarten, Kindergarten, and First Grade: Testing occurs on the same day as the student's "shadow day"Pre-registration is required with AABL 24 hours prior to visit (We will send you an email invite).


  •         Grades 2-12: 
  • Individual Tests (administered individually in the Oakridge Admissions Office) 
    • Testing can be scheduled at any time.
    • The morning of a student's "shadow day" and alternate days are both options. We recommend that you schedule a separate day for your child to test. This allows each child to most fully experience a "day in the life" of an Oakridge student without the pressure of testing or missing classes. 
    • This will be an online version of the test. 
    • Pre-registration is required with ISEE 24 hours prior to visit. Please let us know when you would like for your child to test, and we will send you an email invite.




Step 5: Submit Student Information Forms

Teacher recommendations, grades, and complete school records are required. More information and links to recommendation forms are found in our school profile in Ravenna. Once you create an account, you will have access to the forms you will need to share with your current school, as well as a place to upload the other required documents. 

  • Recommendation Forms 
  • Current grades or teacher report (K-12)
  • Birth certificates 
  • Immunization records and health forms will be submitted through an online portal once your child is enrolled in our school.

Step 6: Interview

  • Once the student's application file is complete, we will schedule a meeting for you with the divisional head. This is a wonderful time to discuss the exciting things that your child would experience, detail scheduling and class/club offerings, review test results, as well as, ask any questions you may have.  For the Early Childhood Center (PS-K) and Lower School (grades 1-4) we meet with the parent/guardian. Middle School (5-8) and Upper School (9-12) applicants attend the meeting with parents and the division head. 

Final Step: Enrollment

Final Step: Enrollment

  • Offers of enrollment are sent via email to new families beginning in February.
  • When a child is offered enrollment for the upcoming school year, a non-refundable deposit of $750 is required along with the enrollment contract to secure his or her spot.


There are several options for tuition payments that you can review with the Business Office. The Board of Regents establishes tuition policies and fees annually.

  • Financial Aid is available to students in Grades 1-12. Parents who are returning or who are new to Oakridge must submit copies of their full tax return, any accompanying W2's or 1099's, and submit the School and Student Service (SSS) form. This is an annual process for all families seeking financial aid for their student(s). Deadline: March 1st.
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