At KLS, our goal is to bring together students and families from racially, culturally, and economically diverse backgrounds who are excited to take part in discovering and implementing new research-based education models. KLS families believe in our mission, help support their children in becoming lifelong learners, and contribute to our collaborative school community in many ways.

We welcome your application to be part of our dynamic community!

The first step in applying for admission is to create an account on Ravenna, our application system. The application for the 2023-24 school year is now open.

The Admissions & Financial Aid application deadline for the 2023–24 school year is January 12, 2023.

All required application steps must be completed by January 12, 2023, except for the Student Visit and Parent/Guardian Interview steps which must be completed in February 2023. Please know that in order to attend KLS, students must be eligible to study in the United States. Students applying to Kindergarten should be 5 years old by September 1 of the year of entry. 

Application Process Overview

Step 1. Create a Ravenna account

Step 2. Submit your Preliminary Application ($100 application fee)

Step 3. Student Questions 

Short essay questions submitted via Ravenna (for Grades 4-11).

Step 4. School Report Cards

Submitted via Ravenna. Report Cards from the current school year & last two school years are required (for Grades 2-11). Most recent reports for Kindergarten and Grade 1.

Step 5. Teacher Evaluations

One Teacher Evaluation for Kindergarten and Two Teacher Evaluations for Grades 1-11 are required. Submitted via Ravenna. 

Step 6. Counselor or Principal Evaluation

One evaluation from your student's counselor at your current school, or from the principal at your current school (for Grades 6-11). Submitted via Ravenna.

Step 7. Parent/Guardian Interview

This step is for applicants who have submitted the Preliminary Application. The Admissions Team will contact the applicant's parents/guardians to schedule an appointment.

Step 8. Student Visit

This step is for applicants who have submitted the Preliminary Application. Applicants will be invited to attend a group session on campus.

Step 9. (optional) Test Scores

Students are welcome to submit SSAT or ISEE or other test results, but they will not be required. Students who are unable to take these standardized assessments, or who choose not to submit their scores, will not be disadvantaged in the application process.

Step 10 (optional) Financial Aid Application

Due by January 12, 2023. Learn more on our Tuition & Financial Aid page.



Key dates:

September 2022

Application for fall 2023 is open

January 12, 2023 

Priority deadline to apply for Admission and Financial Aid

March 16 & 17, 2023

Admission decisions released on Ravenna, Financial Aid decisions emailed

March 24, 2023 

Enrollment deadline

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