The steps for applying for admission to Beaver are outlined below.

STEP 1: Inquire online

Beaver uses Ravenna for our online inquiry and application. If you already have a Ravenna account, simply log in and “Explore” Beaver. If you do not have a Ravenna account, click the “Inquire” button below to fill out our inquiry form and we’ll send you information about Beaver.

INQUIRE

STEP 2: Learn more about Beaver

Beaver will host Admission Information Events in the fall. Please join us for any of these optional information sessions to learn more about Beaver and the application process. Registration is required through your Ravenna account.

STEP 3: Interview

An interview is a required part of the admission process and must be scheduled by January 13.

Please call the Admission Office at (617) 738-2725 to schedule an interview. At least one parent or caregiver should accompany the applicant. The interview includes separate conversations with the applicant and parent(s)/caregiver(s). This gives the Admission Officer a chance to get to know the applicant and the family. You can expect the interview process to take about one hour. This year, we will offer both virtual and in-person interviews. All 12:00–1:00 p.m. interviews are virtual.

Interview times are:

Monday
12:00–1:00 p.m. and 2:30–3:30 p.m.

Tuesday through Friday
9:30–10:30 a.m., 12:00–1:00 p.m., and 2:30–3:30 p.m.

Interviews are offered from October 3, 2022 until Jan 27, 2023. Please schedule your interview as soon as possible and before the application deadline of January 15, 2023. Your application does not need to be completed in order to schedule your interview.

Prior to your interview, please create a Ravenna account and indicate that you are “Exploring” Beaver. From here you will be able to complete the application but are not required to do so before the interview.

STEP 4: Apply

All application materials are due by January 15.

Click on the button below to complete our online application through Ravenna Solutions. When you arrive at the page you will be asked to create an account, at which point you will be able to look up Beaver in the “School Directory” and complete the application. For any technical questions about Ravenna, please contact them directly by following the instructions on the login page. Please note that you must apply through Ravenna. 

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Due to equity and access concerns with standardized testing this year, Beaver will no longer require test scores of any kind for admission to fall 2023. We understand, however, that some students have already taken the test and they are welcome to send those scores to us. If you have any immediate concerns about testing, please contact us via email at admissions@bcdschool.org.

SSS

A completed financial aid application includes:

      • Completed PFS for all parents (including spouses if remarried)
      • A signed copy of your 2021 federal tax return including all supporting documents, schedules, W-2s and/or 1099s
      • A signed copy of your 2022 federal tax return including all supporting documents, schedules, W-2s and/or 1099s
      • If you are self-employed or own your own business or farm, please submit the Business/Farm Statement directly to SSS and include your business taxes with your federal tax return

The deadline for prospective families applying for Financial Aid is February 1.

STEP 5: Notification

The Admission Office publishes decisions on Ravenna on March 10 (for applications submitted by January 15). Admitted students have until April 10 to submit enrollment contracts and tuition deposits. Admitted students will have the opportunity to revisit campus before they must decide (re-visit days are in early April after our students return from spring break).

Application guidelines for home-schooled students

    • A detailed syllabus for last year’s academic work, as well as this current year: The syllabus should include course names, length of each course, textbooks/resources used, and instructors’ names.
    • A writing assignment sample from the current year: This should include the assignment, the student’s work, and the instructor’s final evaluation and/or comments.
    • Transcript for last year’s academic work as well as the current year: This should include course names with final comments and/or evaluations for each subject. Please also indicate if these courses run on terms, trimesters, or quarters.
    • Weekly Schedule: A detailed, daily schedule for a typical week of school. Please also include any extracurricular involvements.
    • Teacher Recommendations: Please have the instructor(s) complete the Math and English Recommendations to the best of their ability. Of course, some of the information requested will not be applicable to home-schooled students, however, any and all information they can provide is helpful.