How to Apply

We use an online application system called Ravenna. Ravenna allows applicant families to access, submit and track all application documents and steps. Ravenna is also where you will sign up for events like Virtual Admission Information Sessions, Virtual Open Houses and Tours, and Virtual Interviews. Please follow the link to Ravenna to create an account to explore our application requirements and start the application.

Application Requirements

Select a requirement below for more information:

To begin the application process, first create a Ravenna Account.

The initial application requests basic information along with an application fee of $50 for domestic applicants or $200 for international applicants. International applicants are any students who are attending a school outside the United States, or students in the US who will require a student visa to study at Overlake. Questions about International status? Please contact the Admission Office.

The parent statement provides us with important family information and allows us to learn more about family dynamics and goals.

The student essay allows us to gauge the applicant’s writing ability and learn more about their foundational life experiences.

This form asks the applicant to share their favorite activities, interests, and passions.

This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, testing will be optional for students applying for 5th grade. Students applying for grades 6 through 11 must take the SSAT or the ISEE test. Current year standardized testing results are required. Learn more about testing.

The Character Skills Snapshot is an assessment that helps us understand how your student would learn in our community. Learn about the Character Skill Snapshot.

  • Applicants for grades 5-6: One form must be delegated to a current core grade-level teacher. If there is more than one teacher, delegate the second form to the other teacher. If the applicant has only one core teacher, the second form should be given to the previous year’s teacher.
  • Applicants for grades 7-12: Delegate one evaluation form to a current English or Social Studies teacher, and the second request to a current Math or Science teacher.

  • Applicants for grades 5-6: Overlake requires records from the first term of the 2021-22 school year, along with the previous school year (2019-20). The Common Records Request Form can be printed out from the applicant’s Ravenna account and submitted to their current school.
  • Applicants for grades 7-12: Overlake requires records from the first term of the [vercross:school_year] school year, along with the previous two school years (2019-20 and 2018-19). The Common Records Request Form can be printed out from the applicant’s Ravenna account and submitted to their current school.

A student interview is required for all applicants applying for grades 5-12. Students will participate in a virtual group activity along with a one-on-one conversation with a faculty or staff member that will take an hour. The goal of this activity is to get to know students and see them work in a group environment. 

Admission Key Dates

January 14, 2021
Completed Application due

February 4, 2021
Financial Aid Application due

February 19, 2021
Upper School Notification

March 19, 2021
Middle School Notification

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