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How to Apply

We know that applying to schools can be challenging. Our Admissions team is always available to help make the application process as easy as possible. The tabs below will walk you through the process for your child's grade level.

We welcome you to contact us at 206.527.9388 or via email if you have any questions.

Villa Academy uses a web-based application called Ravenna for the submission of online applications and most forms. Through Ravenna, you can complete your application online as well as common supplemental forms that are shared among schools.

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How to Apply

Our application has a few basic items:

All grades

  • Campus visit if possible
  • Parent statement
  • Two years of past school records (except preschool)
  • Teacher recommendation from current and prior teacher
  • Please send any IQ tests, behavior reports, learning reports
  • Parent interview which can be done in person, conference call, or Skype

Middle School only

  • ISEE or SSAT test - we can proctor the ISEE test on site at Villa
  • Student essay
  • Teacher recommendation from a math and English teacher

Admissions Process: Preschool

  • Your child must be age 3 on or before August 31, 2018
  • Tour the school or attend our Open House
  • Complete our Online Application and Parent Statement
  • Submit $75 non-refundable application fee
  • If your child has previous preschool experiences, using Ravenna (your online application), have his or her teacher complete a Recommendation Form and submit it to Villa Academy.
  • Please sign into Ravenna (your online application) to schedule:
    • Play session with other preschool applicants
    • Parent interview

Admissions Process: Kindergarten

Your child must be age 5 on or before August 31, 2018

Fall 2017:

Before January 11, 2018:

  • Complete our Online Application and Parent Statement
  • Submit $75 non-refundable application fee
  • Submit a Teacher Recommendation Form

Before January 19, 2018:

  • Register online for one of the play sessions below. Your child will get the opportunity to play with other kindergarten applicants and get to know Villa.
    • 9 - 10:30am, January 27, 2018
    • 11am - 12:30pm, January 27, 2018

Before January 29, 2018:

  • Register online for the Brigance Assessment (a simple 25-minute assessment that helps us understand how your child learns) and your Parent Interview. You may select a time on one of the dates listed below:
    • Monday, February 5, 2018
    • Tuesday, February 12, 2018

Admissions Process:
Lower School Primary

Grades 1 to 2

  • Tour the school or attend our Open House
  • Complete our Online Application and Parent Statement
  • Submit $75 non-refundable application fee
  • Request Records and a Teacher Evaluation Form from applicant's current school no earlier than December 15, 2017.
  • Please sign into Ravenna (your online application) to schedule:
    • A half-day Student Visit where your child can visit Villa and participate in activities at their current grade level
    • Academic Assessment - Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 9:00 a.m. to noon
    • Parent interview

Admissions Process:
Lower School Intermediate

Grades 3 to 5

  • Tour the school or attend our Open House
  • Complete our Online Application and Parent Statement
  • Submit $75 non-refundable application fee
  • Request Records from current school no earlier than December 15, 2017
  • Request Teacher Evaluations from applicant's current teacher and previous year's teacher
  • Please sign into Ravenna (your online application) to schedule:
    • A full day student visit where your child spends the day at Villa and participates in activities at their current grade level
    • Academic Assessment - choose a time on Saturday, February 3, 2018
    • Parent interview

Admissions Process:
Middle School (Grades 6 to 8)

  • Tour the school or attend our Open House
  • Complete our Online Application and Parent Statement
  • Submit $75 non-refundable application fee
  • Villa prefers the ISEE exam. Register for the ISEE Exam and complete before the end of February. We will also happily accept the SSAT exam. Register for the SSAT exam.
  • Request Records and Teacher Evaluations from applicant's current English and Math teachers no earlier than December 15, 2017.
  • Complete the Middle School Essay Questions
  • Please sign into Ravenna (your online application) to schedule:
    • A full day student visit where your child spends the day at Villa and participates in activities at their current grade level
    • Parent interview

Contact Admissions

Angela Dugan
Director of Admissions
206.527.9388
Email Angela

Heidi Goldsmith
Admissions Associate
206.527.9388
Email Heidi

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Important Admissions Dates for 2018-19

JAN 11

Application Deadline

All Day Event
MAR 16

Decision Release Date

All Day Event
MAR 27

Family Response Deadline

All Day Event