Process and Timeline

Step by Step: From Inquiry to Completed Application

Belmont Day remains vigilant about and responsive to changing circumstances and recommendations that impact maintaining the health and safety of our students, families, faculty, and visitors. As a result, some parts of the admissions process may look a little different this fall. We will keep prospective families up-to-date here and by direct communication once you have completed an online inquiry.

To be considered for fall 2022 admission, all applicants should:

Request more information. Complete and submit our online inquiry form to receive an information packet. This formal inquiry will also add you to our mailing list. If you’ve received a packet in the mail, you have successfully completed this step.

Create a Ravenna account. Belmont Day School partners with Ravenna Solutions to provide a complete online application experience for families. Families RSVP for the Open House, register for episodes of our 30-minute Lunchtime Learning webinar series, book interviews, complete and submit forms, pay fees, solicit teacher recommendations, and track receipt of application documents through their own Ravenna parent portal. Visit to create an account, select the ‘Greater Boston Region’ and add Belmont Day to your list. 

Schedule a parent interview. Please contact us by email at or call us at 617-932-3861 to schedule this meeting, which is a required step in our admissions process. We look forward to getting to know your family!

Applicants to grades 6-8 ONLY: Belmont Day does not require applicants to supply ISEE or SSAT exam scores to be considered for admission—these tests are optional.

Complete our online application. All priority round applications should be created and submitted through Ravenna by January 11, 2022. The application fee is $50. Please contact the admission office if you would like to request a fee waiver.

Solicit teacher recommendations for submission. All teacher recommendations can be requested through Ravenna. Parents can "delegate" a recommendation form by entering the teacher’s email address. The Ravenna system will then email the form and instructions, allowing teachers to submit online. If your child’s teacher prefers to complete the AISNE teacher recommendation form on paper, please download the appropriate form(s).

Request school transcript for submission. Print the records release form from the Ravenna system, sign the form and give it to your child’s teacher, guidance counselor, or school registrar. We ask that your child’s current school send their complete transcript, including any available testing, directly to Belmont Day School. 

Register your child for a virtual assessment. All applicants to Belmont Day School are required to participate in an assessment. Families may register their children applying to grades 1 to 8 for an assessment by signing in to Ravenna. For pre-kindergarten and kindergarten applicants, families are asked to participate in the Boston Area Lower School Virtual Evaluation (BAVE) process—more information is available in Ravenna.

Important Dates

Sunday, October 17, 2021, 10 to 11:30 a.m.  - Lower School Open House - Virtual Event

Friday, October 29 - Application Deadline for Sibling Applicants to Pre-kindergarten

Saturday, November 20, 2021, 10 to 11:30 a.m. - Middle School Open House - Virtual Event

Thursday, December 2, 7 to 7:45 p.m. - All About Athletics

Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 7 to 8 p.m. - Parent Perspectives: An Evening with the Belmont Day Community - Virtual Event

Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 7 to 8 p.m. - Evening with the Head of School and Belmont Day Students, Past and Present - Virtual Event

Tuesday, January 11, 2022 - Admissions Application Deadline

Friday, January 14, 2022, 1:15 to 3:15 p.m. - Grades 6-8 Student Assessments

Friday, January 21, 2022, 1:15 to 3:15 p.m. - Grades 3-5 Student Assessments

Friday, January 28, 2022, 1:15 to 3:15 p.m. - Grades 1 and 2 Student Assessments

Thursday, March 10, 2022 - Decisions to Applicants 

Please contact us if you have questions about submitting an application:

We look forward to getting to know you and your child through the application process.

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