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Application Process

 
*Applications for the 2020 - 2021 school year will open Friday, August 23, 2019*
 
Thank you for your interest in Berkwood Hedge School. In order to assist you with the application process, we recommend you take the following steps:

1. Schedule a tour of our school by registering online (the link below will take you to Ravenna, our Admission Management Software).  You may start the application process prior to taking a tour.

2. Through Ravenna, complete no later than Friday, January 17, 2020 for our Standard Application, (Friday, December 13, 2019 for Early Applications) :
  • the online application
  • a non-refundable application fee of $85 or ($65 Early Application) 
  • a photo of each child applying
 
Early Applicants receive priority for K-Assessment dates.
 
3. Attend a Community Meeting!  What better way to see who we are as a community than to watching us in community.  See the Berkwood Hedge School story unfold first hand!  Contact our Director of Admission to reserve a seat at a Community Meeting.
 
4. Teacher recommendations are submitted through Ravenna.  For kindergarten, send the teacher recommendation link to your child's current preschool teacher/delegate.

For grades 1-5, have the grade 1-5 teacher recommendation page completed by both your child's current teacher/delegate and the teacher/teacher from last year.

5. Please ask teachers to return the completed forms to Berkwood Hedge School no later than Friday, January 17, 2020. These forms must be uploaded directly from the teacher to Berkwood Hedge School via Ravenna.

6. We encourage you to return your completed forms early in the application process to allow more flexibility in scheduling your child's visit to our school.  Upon completion of steps 1-4/5, you will be invited to sign your child up for a Visiting Day:
 
  • Students applying to kindergarten will visit the school in small groups of 6 - 10 applicants for 1 1/2 hours on a Saturday morning in late January or early February.
  • Students applying to grades 1-5 spend a full day with their current year cohort.  Students who are currently in Kindergarten and seeking midyear admission into our Kindergarten class are also required to spend a full day.
 
Notification of admissions decisions will be available on Thursday, March 19, 2020, after 12 noon.
 
To reserve your child's place in the class, a non-refundable initial payment and signed Tuition Agreement must be received by Berkwood Hedge School no later than 9:00 AM on Friday, March 26, 2020.
 
Our online application is hosted by Ravenna, an online platform specializing in school admission processing. Our award winning Viewbook is sent following initial inquiry/registreation.