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    Your Ravenna account has everything you need to know when applying to Maryknoll School.
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    Submit An Application
    Fill out our application online and pay a non-refundable application fee of $90.00.
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    Supporting Documents
    Upload the student’s birth certificate, teacher reference report, report cards and more. 
     

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A Guide to Applying to Maryknoll

We understand that filling out a school application takes time, so we've designed the following guide to help you along the way. Let us know if you have any questions. 


Lori CarlosDirector of Admission

Office of Admission

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Preparation

Learn the requirements and gather your materials before you apply.

Entry Points


Students are accepted at all grade levels with major entry points of Kindergarten, Grade 6 and Grade 9. Special consideration is given to qualified alumni children, siblings of current Maryknoll students, Catholic families, and children with special talents who will enrich the school’s community.
 
The Priority Admission Application Deadline for the 2020-2021 School Year is December 15, 2019.
 

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  • All Applicants

    All applicants are required to attend an on-site assessment/interview. We will send you a letter confirming your scheduled date via mail.

    • Students applying to Kindergarten will be observed in small group and individual activities. Areas to be assessed include fine motor skills, language development, group behavior, and academic readiness. 
    • Students applying to grades 1–3 will be assessed in the areas of math, reading, and writing.
    • Students applying to grades 4–12 are required to attend an interview session on our campus.
  • Kindergarten and Grade 1 - Requirements

    A child must be five years old by December 31st of the year of entry for admission into Kindergarten.
      A child must be six years old by December 31st of the year of entry for admission into Grade 1.

      • Teacher recommendation
      • Final progress report from the previous school year (if available)
      • Mid-year progress report for the current school year (if available)
      • Parent questionnaire
      • Birth certificate (copy)
      • Baptismal certificate (if Catholic)
    • Grade 2 and 3 - Requirements

      • Standardized test scores from previous years (if available)
      • Teacher recommendations
      • Final report card from the previous school year
      • First semester (or first trimester) report card for the current school year
      • Portfolio materials (optional)
      • Mentor recommendations (optional)
      • Birth certificate (copy)
      • Baptismal certificate (if Catholic)
      • Grades 4 - 12 - Requirements

        • SSAT test scores - Maryknoll Code #4913 (applicants to grades 11 and 12 may submit PSAT or SAT scores)
        • Teacher recommendations
        • Final report card from the previous school year
        • First semester (or first trimester) report card for the current school year
        • Standardized test scores from previous years (if available)
        • Portfolio materials (optional)
        • Mentor recommendations (optional)
        • Birth certificate
        • Baptismal certificate (if Catholic)

      Create an Account

      Maryknoll School uses Ravenna, an online enrollment management software. 

      How to Create an Account

      1. Click here to visit Ravenna.
      2. Click on the blue Create an Account button.
      3. Input your name, email, and password, and click on Create Account.
      4. You’ll receive a verification email; click on the link in the message to verify your email address.
      5. Click on the green Get Started button.
      6. Follow Step 1 and Add your first student.
      7. You’ll be asked to input your student’s name, grade applying to, ethnicity, and more. 
      8. Next, add their education history and family information.
      9. Congratulations! Your account has been created. 

      Submit your Application

      Ravenna has a multi-page application that simplifies the process.

      The Priority Admission Application Deadline for the 2020-2021 School Year is December 15, 2019.

      1. Once you’re logged into Ravenna, go to https://www.ravenna-hub.com/schools/46110 and click on the green Apply button.
      2. Look for the Application and Application Fee in the left column and click on the blue Application for Admission link.
      3. Fill out all the required fields.
      4. Once the application is filled, go to View Application OR click on the Go to Pay & Submit button. 
      5. Congratulations! Your application has been submitted.

      Testing

      All applicants are required to attend an on-site assessment/interview. 

      All applicants are required to attend an on-site assessment/interview. We will send you a letter confirming your scheduled date by mail.

      • Students applying to Kindergarten will be observed in small group and individual activities. Areas to be assessed include fine motor skills, language development, group behavior, and academic readiness. 
      • Students applying to grades 1–3 will be assessed in the areas of math, reading, and writing.
      • Students applying to grades 4–12 are required to attend an interview session on our campus.

      Supporting Documents

      Upload your child’s birth certificate, teacher reference report, and more.

      February 9, 2020, is the deadline to submit all supporting application documents. 

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      • Birth Certificate (K-3)

        For applicant's to Kindergarten - Grade 3, please upload a copy of your child's birth certificate.

        1. Login to Ravenna
        2. On Maryknoll's application page, click on Birth Certificate.
        3. Upload a copy of the birth certificate and answer the required questions. 
      • Teacher Reference Report

        After the first of the year applicants to Grades 1-12 are asked to submit one Teacher Reference Report completed by your child’s current teacher.

        1. Login to Ravenna
        2. On Maryknoll's application page, click on Teacher Reference Report
        3. You'll be asked to input your child's current teacher's name and email address.
        4. The teacher will receive an email with a link to a secure Teacher Reference Report. If your child has more than one teacher for major subjects, additional forms can be requested using the Add Person button.
        5. Once the teacher fills out the form, she or he will submit it directly to our school.
        6. After we have received the form from the teacher we will mark this step as complete. 
      • Common Extracurricular Reference Report

        This report is optional.

        1. Login to Ravenna
        2. On Maryknoll's application page, click on Common Extracurricular Reference Report
        3. You'll be asked to input your mentor's name and email address.
        4.  Once they fill out the form they will submit it directly to our school.


      • Mentor Reference Report

        This report is optional.

        1. Login to Ravenna
        2. On Maryknoll's application page, click on Mentor Reference Report
        3. You'll be asked to input your mentor's name and email address.
        4.  Once they fill out the form they will submit it directly to our school.
      • Previous Year Final Report Card

        1. Login to Ravenna
        2. On Maryknoll's application page, click on Previous Year Final Report Card
        3. Submit a PDF copy of your child’s final report card from the previous academic year.
      • Current Year First Semester/Trimester Report Card

        1. Login to Ravenna
        2. On Maryknoll's application page, click on Current Year First Semester/Trimester Report Card
        3. Submit a PDF copy of your child’s first semester or trimester report card.
      • Current Year Final Semester/Trimester Report Card

        1. Login to Ravenna
        2. On Maryknoll's application page, click on Current Year First Semester/Trimester Report Card
        3. Submit a PDF copy of your child’s second semester or second and third trimester report card.
      • Additional Standardized Tests

        1. Login to Ravenna
        2. On Maryknoll's application page, click on Additional Standardized Tests
        3. Submit a PDF copy of your child’s most recent standardized test scores from your child’s current school, if available.
        4. Sign and submit a consent form. 

      Financial Aid

      Maryknoll School offers need-based financial aid to families who qualify. 

      February 24, 2020, is the deadline to complete the Parent's Financial Statement (PFS) online and upload all required documents.

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      • Eligibility

        Maryknoll uses School and Student Services (SSS) by NAIS to help determine eligibility. Recommendations made by SSS are reviewed by the Financial Aid Committee and may be adjusted accordingly. The family’s total income and assets, the number of children attending tuition charging schools, housing costs, medical expenses, debt obligations, and other special circumstances are also considered.

        It is important to keep in mind that while we try to assist as many qualified students as possible, financing a private school education remains the primary responsibility of the family. Maryknoll requires both parents (whether divorced, separated or never married) to complete the financial aid process.
      • How to Apply

        1. Visit https://sss.secure.force.com/familyportal.
        2. Create an account.
        3. Complete a Parents' Financial Statement (PFS).
        4. Submit your PFS to Maryknoll School.
      • Returning Students

        Families of returning students must reapply each year for financial assistance. 

        In order for returning students to receive financial aid, they must have demonstrated a commitment to academics and co-curricular activities and participated positively in the school community. A returning student’s family who is in arrears with its financial obligation to the school will be ineligible to receive aid until the balance is resolved; this may jeopardize the possibility of receiving aid the following year.
      Note: Current families of students who have re-enrolled on-time and meet the February 24 Financial Aid deadline will receive their Financial Aid award letters in early May.

      Decisions

      Decision letters will be sent out via hard-copy mail and email. 

      Special consideration is given to qualified alumni children, siblings of current Maryknoll students, Catholic families, and children with special talents who will enrich the school’s community.

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      Maryknoll School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations, including employment, admission, financial aid, athletics, and other school functions. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for our entire school community including but not limited to our students, parents, families, faculty, staff, vendors, volunteers and community members.
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