How to Apply

Apply to Ransom Everglades School

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  • Step 1: Sign up for an Open House or a Campus Tour by submitting an Inquiry

    We encourage all students and parents interested in Ransom Everglades School to attend an Open House or a Campus Tour.

    Submit an online inquiry to register for an Open House or a Campus Tour, and to receive notifications throughout the admission process.

  • Step 2: Register for the SSAT

    You can register online at Only test scores received directly from SSAT will be accepted. When you register, please identify Ransom Everglades as a score recipient. Our school code is 6004.

    Please note the SSAT dates for this admission season:
    • October 19, 2019
    • November 16, 2019
    • December 14, 2019
    • January 4, 2020

    SSAT scores must be received in the Admission Office directly from SSAT no later than February 7. Scores typically take two weeks from the test date to arrive.

  • Step 3: Submit online application and $100 application fee by January 10, 2020

    Apply online for the 2020-21 school year.

    After you apply, log in to the parent portal to complete the following:

    1. Access the applicant checklist where you will be required to upload a copy of the applicant’s birth certificate and a photograph (close-up, full face, front view). Applications cannot be processed until we receive all of these materials.
    2. Print the Parental Permission for Release of Student Records on the applicant checklist. Complete this form and take it to the appropriate person at the applicant’s current school. The form will request the school to send Ransom Everglades the following: grades through at least the first semester or trimester of the current year, last year’s final grades, standardized test scores, attendance records, and conduct grades/reports.
    3. Schedule the applicant’s on-campus personal interview via the checklist on the parent portal. Interviews for all candidates are held in the Admission Office located on the Everglades Campus - Middle School at 2045 South Bayshore Drive, Coconut Grove.
      Interviews begin in September and we strongly recommend scheduling the interview early in the admission process because time slots fill up quickly.
    4. Submit recommendation requests by entering email addresses via the applicant checklist. Ransom Everglades School requires two recommendations: an academic teacher from the current school year and a school administrator.

    The application deadline is January 10.

    Parents can log into the parent portal at any time to access the checklist and track the application progress. We cannot review any application until we have received all of the following required items, which are due February 7 at the very latest:

    • birth certificate and photograph
    • on-campus personal interview
    • official test results from SSAT
    • online recommendations
    • transcripts and standardized test scores from the applicant’s current school
    The final deadline for all the required materials is February 7.
    Admission decisions are released via email on March 1.

Important Dates

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  • Feb

    Deadline for Completed Admission File

    All required admission materials must be completed and received by this date including an on-campus personal interview, official test results from SSAT, online recommendations, and transcripts and standardized test scores from the applicant’s current school.
  • Mar

    Admission decisions are released at 5 p.m.

    Admission decisions are released via email at 5 p.m.

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Ransom Everglades School

Amy Sayfie Zichella '93, Director of Admission

Past performance, SSAT scores and recommendations from a candidate’s current school and teachers, are not the only factors we evaluate. We also look for personal qualities that indicate a candidate will be able to positively contribute to our community and benefit from the full Ransom Everglades experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Questions? Contact Us

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Coconut Grove, FL 33133
Middle School2045 South Bayshore DriveTel: 305-250-6850
Upper School3575 Main HighwayTel: 305-460-8800
Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The mission of Ransom Everglades School is to provide an educational environment in which the pursuit of honor, academic excellence and intellectual growth is complemented by concern for the physical, cultural and character development of each student. The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.