How to Apply

Ransom Everglades School is no longer accepting applications for any grade for the 2021-22 school year. 

Please call the Admission Office at 305 250 6875 or visit this web page in August if you are interested in applying for the 2022-23 school year. We are happy to assist you.

Thank you for your interest in Ransom Everglades School; we look forward to meeting your family!

Apply to Ransom Everglades School

List of 3 items.

  • Step 1: Submit an inquiry to begin the admission process

    Starting in late August, submit an online inquiry to begin the process and to receive notifications throughout the admission season.

  • Step 2: The Character Skills Snapshot and the SSAT

    The Character Skills Snapshot

    We care about our students and their growth. We are interested not only in their academic and cognitive development, but also their growth in citizenship and character, traits that will carry them forward into a successful life. Grades and test scores alone do not tell us the whole story of an applicant. The Character Skills Snapshot gives us richer holistic information. It offers a way for us to get to know applicants better, while also helping to direct our efforts to develop the intellectual curiosity, teamwork, initiative, responsibility, resilience, self-control, open-mindedness, and social awareness of all of our students.

    All applicants to Ransom Everglades School are required to take The Character Skills Snapshot. The Snapshot is an online assessment that applicants can take at home. The assessment is untimed, but takes approximately 25 minutes to complete.

    The Snapshot is included free of charge for SSAT test takers. When you register for the SSAT, you will also be able to register to take The Snapshot - you will see a Snapshot button on the homepage of the student SSAT account.

    The SSAT Exam

    All applicants applying to Ransom Everglades School for the 2022-23 school year are required to take the SSAT.

    We take pride in a comprehensive and holistic evaluation of each candidate that is not reliant on any one factor. A completed admission file includes the student's academic record for this year and the previous school year, previous standardized test scores (if available from the current school), the personal interview, various writing samples, the SSAT and Character Skills Snapshot, two teacher recommendations (math and English), one administrator recommendation, attendance records and behavior reports. SSAT scores play a helpful role in our evaluations, but they represent merely one piece of a complex analysis.

    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.

  • Step 3: Application submission deadline is January 7, 2022

    Starting on September 10, apply online for the 2022-23 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. Submit the Request for Student Records from the applicant checklist. Enter the registrar's email address and a request will be sent for 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 virtual interview via the checklist on the parent portal. 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 recommendations from three people: the current English teacher; the current mathematics teacher; and the principal, counselor or a school administrator.

    The deadline for application submission is January 7.

    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 4 at the very latest:

    • birth certificate and photograph
    • applicant's virtual interview
    • official test results from SSAT
    • official results from Character Skills Snapshot
    • online recommendations
    • transcripts and standardized test scores from the applicant’s current school
    The deadline for a completed checklist is February 4.

    Admission decisions are released via email on March 1.

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

List of 9 frequently asked questions.

Questions? Contact Us

List of 6 members.

  • Photo of Amy Zichella

    Mrs. Amy Sayfie Zichella 93

    Director of Admission and Enrollment Management
  • Photo of Jacqueline Milanes

    Mrs. Jacqueline Jackie Milanes 

    Director of Financial Aid & Assistant Director of Admission
  • Photo of Ana Bott

    Mrs. Ana Bott 

    Admission Associate
  • Photo of Tyrone Croom

    Mr. Tyrone Croom 

    Athletic Operations Assistant and Admission Associate
  • Photo of Carla Hill

    Mrs. Carla Hill 

    Admission Associate
  • Photo of Ashleigh Lindenauer

    Mrs. Ashleigh Moses Lindenauer 94

    Admission Associate
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.