How to Apply
We are currently accepting applications for all grade levels.
Create a Ravenna Account
Lesley Ellis School partners with Ravenna Solutions to provide a complete online application experience for families. You may submit forms, register for events, solicit teacher recommendations, and track receipt of application documents through the Ravenna parent portal. Visit Ravenna to create an account, select the “Greater Boston Region” and then select Lesley Ellis School.
Schedule a Parent Meeting and School Tour
Please email or give us a call to schedule your parent meeting and tour. We are now able to offer in-person tours and meetings for vaccinated adults wearing masks.
- Early Childhood and Elementary (preschool – grade 4)
Tricia Moran, Director of Admission, 781.641.1346.
- Middle School (grades 5 – 8)
Andy Stratford, Middle School Admission, 781.641.1346.
Complete a Lesley Ellis Application
You may complete the online application form through your Ravenna account before or after your parent meeting.
A member of our admission team will contact you to set up an applicant experience after you have completed your online application.
Solicit Teacher Recommendations for Submission
If your child has attended a prior school or daycare, please have their previous teacher/s fill out an AISNE recommendation form.
All teacher recommendations may be requested through your Ravenna account. Parents may delegate a recommendation form by entering the teacher’s email address. The Ravenna system will then email the form and instructions, allowing teachers to submit online. If your child’s teacher prefers to complete the AISNE teacher recommendation form on paper, please download the appropriate AISNE form(s), give them to your child’s teachers, and have them mail the forms directly to our admission office at:
Lesley Ellis School
Attn.: Admission Department
34 Winter Street, Arlington, MA 02474
Request a Copy of the Last 2 Years of Progress Reports (if applicable) Be Sent to Lesley Ellis School
Print the records release form from the Ravenna system, sign the form, and give it to your child’s current school.
Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) for Middle School Applicants
Applicants entering grades five through eight are requested to take the ISEE exam as this provides valuable information for our Admission Committee. Alternative standardized tests may be considered in conjunction with a separate visit to the School for an in-house assessment. Please contact Andy Stratford for further information.
Open Houses for the 2022 – 2023 School Year
Join us for one of our upcoming Open Houses. Dates will be posted during the summer.
|Early Childhood (Preschool, Prekindergarten, and Transitional Kindergarten)
|Middle School (Grades 5 – 8)
|Elementary (Kindergarten – Grade 4)
|All School Open House (Preschool – Grade 8)
If you are applying for financial assistance, complete the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) and submit it to School and Student Services (SSS) by January 31. Copies of parents’ 1040 tax forms for 2019 and all schedules and supporting documents, including a copy of all W-2 forms, should be sent to SSS by February 15. Please visit our tuition assistance page for more information.