Process and Timeline
Step by Step: From Inquiry to Completed Application
To be considered for fall 2023 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 on-campus Open House, register for virtual events, complete and submit forms, solicit teacher recommendations, and track receipt of application documents through their own Ravenna parent portal. Visit www.ravenna-hub.com to create an account, select the ‘Greater Boston Region,’ and add Belmont Day to your list.
Schedule a parent interview. After you have submitted your preliminary application through Ravenna, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a parent interview which is a required step in our admissions process. We look forward to getting to know your family!
Complete our online application. Create a Ravenna account and submit the preliminary application by our deadline of January 11, 2023. The application fee is $50. Please contact the admissions office if you would like to request a fee waiver. All other supplemental components of the application (including the parent/guardian statement, teacher recommendations, and transcripts) are due January 30, 2023.
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 it online. If your child’s teacher prefers to complete the AISNE teacher recommendation form on paper, please download the appropriate form(s).
- Recommendation Form Pre-k-Grade 1
- Recommendation Form Grades 2-5
- Recommendation Form Math Grades 6-8
- Recommendation Form English Grades 6-8
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 student 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.
Register for an optional parent-led tour. Optional on-campus tours are led by volunteer parents who are eager to share their experiences of our school. This is a wonderful way to see our teaching and learning in action and to get a feel for our community. Tours last 45 to 60 minutes.
Lunch & Learn Webinars
October 5, November 2, December 7*
11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
*Introduction to financial assistance
On-campus Admissions Open House for Pre-k to Grade 8
Sunday, October 16, 2022, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Families will be invited to visit campus at a specific time depending on their student’s grade level. Registration is required and the time of attendance will be shared upon registration.
Virtual Admissions Open House for Pre-k to Grade 8
Saturday, November 19, 2022, 9 to 10:30 a.m. | Optional Q&A sessions from 10:30 to 10:45 a.m. | Registration is required.
All About Athletics: An Evening with the Athletics Department and Student Athletes – Virtual Event
Thursday, December 1, 2022, 7 to 8 p.m.
Evening with the Head of School and Students, Past and Present – Virtual Event
Wednesday, December 14, 2022, 7 to 8 p.m.
Preliminary Application Deadline
Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Additional information regarding the timing and schedule for these assessments will be sent in advance.
Grades 1 and 2: Friday, January 13, 2023, 1-5 p.m.
Grades 3, 4, and 5: Friday, January 20, 2023, 1-5 p.m.
Grades 6 and 7: Friday, January 27, 2023, 1-5 p.m.
Supporting Application Materials Due
Monday, January 30, 2023
- parent/guardian statement
- teacher recommendations
- school transcripts
- financial assistance application (if applicable)
Admissions Decisions Emailed to Applicants
Friday, March 10, 2023
Applicant Decisions Due to Belmont Day by 5 p.m.
Monday, April 10, 2023