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How to Apply

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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 Carlos '87
Director of Admission

Office of Admission

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    Lori Carlos 

    Director of Admission
    (808) 952-7332
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    Patricia Czermak 

    Administrative Assistant, Admission Office
    (808) 952-7333

Preparation

Learn the requirements and gather your materials before you apply.

Grade Level Admission 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. Admissions decisions are based on a variety of factors. Maryknoll School takes a holistic approach in reviewing admission applications.
 
Priority Application Deadline 2022-2023 School Year Dec. 15, 2021

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  • All Applicants

    In addition to completing our online application, families with students applying to Maryknoll School must submit report cards, teacher reference reports, and other supporting documents based on the grade level you are applying for. Once your application is received, we will contact you to schedule a date for assessment.

    NOTE: Student assessment/interviews will either be held on-campus or virtually based on COVID restrictions.

    • 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 must submit standardized test scores and attend an interview session on our campus.
  • Kindergarten - Requirements

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

    • Teacher Reference Report (completed by your child's teacher online via Ravenna)
    • Final progress report from the previous school year (if available)
    • Mid-year progress report for the current school year (if available)
    • Birth certificate (copy)
    • Baptismal certificate (if Catholic)
  • Grade 1 - 3 - Requirements

    • Standardized test scores from previous years (if available)
    • Teacher Reference Report (completed by your child's teacher online via Ravenna)
    • Final report card from the previous school year
    • First semester (or first trimester) report card for the current school year
    • Mentor recommendations (optional)
    • Birth certificate (copy)
    • Baptismal certificate (if Catholic)
    • Grades 4 - 12 - Requirements

      Students applying to grades 4 - 12 must submit standardized test results from the previous school year. If your student does not have standardized test results from the year prior, your student must take the SSAT test (register at ssat.org). Apply for the Lower, Middle or Upper
      • 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 2022-2023 School Year is December 15, 2021.

    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

    Requirements vary by grade level.
    • APPLICANTS TO GRADES K - 3: Once your application is received, we will contact you to schedule a date for assessment/interview (either on-campus or virtually based on COVID restrictions).
      • Kindergarten applicants are assessed based on: fine motor skills, language development, group behavior, and academic readiness.
      • Grade 1-3 applicants are assessed in the areas of math, reading, and writing.
    • APPLICANTS TO GRADES 4 – 12: In consideration of COVID and testing availability, students applying to grades 4 – 12 will NOT be required to submit SSAT test scores. In lieu of this requirement, please submit your student’s test results from the previous school year (test scores:  Hawaii State Assessment, Terra Nova, Stanford, IOWA, PSAT, etc.)
      • If your student does not have standardized test results from the year prior, your student must take the SSAT test (register at ssat.org). Apply for Lower, Middle, or Upper Level SSAT test (depending on your student's current grade).
      • IMPORTANT: Select Maryknoll School (code: 4913) to receive your scores to later than February 10, 2022.

    Supporting Documents

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

    February 10, 2022, is the deadline to submit all supporting application documents. 

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    • Birth Certificate Requirement (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, 2022, 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://www.solutionsbysss.com/parents/
      2. Create an account.
      3. Complete a Parents' Financial Statement (PFS).
      4. Submit your PFS and select Maryknoll School to receive your financial aid application and supporting documents.
    • 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, 2022 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. 



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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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