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How to Apply

St. Sebastian's seeks to provide each prospective family ample opportunity to develop a genuine understanding of the School and its unique mission. Likewise, we hope to get to know each applicant and his family for their distinct gifts and qualities. Below is a breakdown of the Admissions process. Please use this as a guide, but always feel free to call us at 781-247-0125 if you have any questions.


Complete an Inquiry Form 

Please submit our Admissions Inquiry Form on our website to complete this step of the application process. You may also inquire via the Ravenna website (our online application provider) by "exploring" St. Sebastian's or beginning our application. Your inquiring allows us to notify you of upcoming events and send you a viewbook packet in the mail (September through February). 

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Schedule a Virtual Interview & Tour 

A personal interview is required of every candidate. During this hour long Zoom call, applicants and their parent(s)/guardian(s) will enjoy a virtual tour of campus and meet with an admissions officer. Tours are scheduled October to January. To schedule your tour, please call 781-247-0125. 

Before the Zoom interview, you may take a virtual tour of our academic, athletic and fine art facilities.


Attend Our Virtual Open House Events

Join us for our Open House on October 15 and our Curriculum Night on December 3. Both events are optional but helpful. 


Take a Standardized Test 

November to January: 

  • Applicants to 7th and 8th grades should take the Middle Level of the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) or Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT
  • Applicants to 9th grade or higher should take the Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT) or the Upper Level of the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) for 2020-2021 school year.  

Please designate St. Sebastian's School as a recipient of the official score. 
ISEE Code: 221545 
SSAT Code: 6934 

 


Complete Your Online Application 

All applications should be completed and submitted online through www.ravenna-hub.com by the February 1 deadline.  Ravenna-hub is a web-based application for paperless submission of online applications. It allows applicants to manage and complete their applications to manage, complete, and submit their applications as well as request required recommendations, reports, and transcripts. 

A completed application consists of the following: Applicant Parts One & Two, Parent Questionnaire, English Teacher Recommendation, Math Teacher Recommendation, Applicant School Report, Personal Recommendation, Transcript/Report Card, Standardized Test Results 

Application deadline: February 1 
Application fee: $50 
(Payable online through Ravenna-hub)

Please contact the Admission Office to request a fee waiver or a paper copy of our application. 

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Delegate Teacher & Personal Recommendations 

All teacher and personal recommendations should be delegated between November 1 and January 1 and submitted before February 1 through www.ravenna-hub.com. Recommendation forms and instructions will be provided to teachers via email. 


Apply for Financial Aid (optional) 

Applicants applying for financial aid consideration should submit their online applications through www.sssbynais.org by the February 1 deadline. See the Financial Aid page for more information. 
 

Notifications & Decisions

  • All admission decisions will be published on www.ravenna-hub.com on March 10
  • Admitted students are invited to visit classes (in person or virtually as conditions allow) in early April. 
  • Enrollment contracts are due by April 10

Key Dates & Deadlines


October 15, 2020 
Admissions Open House  

December 3, 2020 
Admissions Curriculum Night 

February 1, 2021 
Deadline for application, recommendations, ISEE/SSAT testing, and financial aid documents 

March 10, 2021 
Decisions Posted via Ravenna Hub 

April 10, 2021 
Enrollment Contracts due at St. Sebastian’s