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 and Create a Ravenna Account
Please complete our Admissions Inquiry Form to get started with your process. You may also inquire via the Ravenna website (our online application provider) by "exploring" St. Sebastian's or beginning our application. Completing our Admissions Inquiry Form or exploring directly through Ravenna accomplishes the same task and allows us to be in touch with you. We will notify you of upcoming events and send you a viewbook packet in the mail (September through February).
To complete additional steps of the application process, you will need to create a Ravenna account if you do not already have one. Please be sure to use the same email address entered in the Inquiry Form for your login credentials.
Schedule a Personal Interview & Tour
A personal interview is required of every candidate. During this 60-minute meeting, you and your parent(s)/guardian(s) will meet with an admissions officer, so you can learn more about St. Sebastian's School and we can get to know you. Interviews are scheduled October 4 to February 11.
For the 2021-2022 Admissions Season, we will be prepared to offer online or in-person tours and interviews. Depending on your preference, or based on current health and safety guidelines at the time of your scheduled visit, we will have the flexibility to offer you an on-campus visit or a Zoom visit with a virtual tour.
When you schedule your appointment, you do not need to specify whether you will be attending in-person or via Zoom. We will contact you prior to your appointment to discuss whether your interview will be in-person or via Zoom.
Our interview calendar will be available starting September 15. You may request an appointment via Ravenna's event registration or by calling us at 781-247-0125.
Attend Our Open House Events
Join us for our Open House on October 7 and our Curriculum Night on December 2. 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 is a web-based platform for paperless submission of online applications. It allows applicants 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)
Please contact the Admission Office to request a fee waiver or a paper copy of our application.
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.