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 Open Houses, Tours, and Middle School Interviews. Please follow the link to Ravenna to create an account to explore our application requirements and start the application.
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/guardian 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.
Applicants applying for grades 5 through 11 are required to take the SSAT or the ISEE test. Overlake can only accept current year testing results. Students will have the option of a paper test or test at home. For more information about testing options and dates - please visit SSAT or ISEE websites.
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 applying to grades 5-6: Overlake requires records from the first term/semester of the 2022-23 school year, along with the previous school year (2021-22). The Common Records Request Form can be printed out from the applicant’s Ravenna account and submitted to their current school.
Applicants applying to grades 7-12: Overlake requires records from the first term/semester of the 2022-23 school year, along with the previous two school years (2021-22 and 2020-21). 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 to grades 5-6. Students will participate in a group activity, a content knowledge activity, and a one-on-one conversation with a faculty or staff member that will take about an hour. The goal of this activity is to get to know students and see them work in a group environment. Students will have the option to participate in the group interview in person or virtually.
Students applying to grade 7 will participate in a one-on-one interview with an Overlake faculty or staff member, if required.
Admission Key Dates
January 12, 2023
Completed Application Due
February 2, 2023
Financial Aid Application Due
February 24, 2023
Upper School Notification
March 17, 2023
Middle School Notification