Admission

How to Apply

Ransom Everglades School is no longer accepting applications for any grade for the 2020-21 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 2021-22 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 on August 17, submit an online inquiry to begin the process and to receive notifications throughout the admission season.

  • Step 2: Register for the SSAT

    You can register online at www.ssat.org 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 17, 2020
    • November 14, 2020
    • December 12, 2020
    • January 2, 2021

    SSAT scores must be received in the Admission Office directly from SSAT no later than February 5. Scores typically take two weeks from the test date to arrive.

  • Step 3: Submit online application and $100 application fee by January 8, 2021

    Starting on September 14, apply online for the 2021-22 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 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 two recommendations: an academic teacher from the current school year and a school administrator.

    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:

    • application with $100 application fee, birth certificate and photograph
    • applicant's interview
    • official test results from SSAT
    • online recommendations
    • transcripts and standardized test scores from the applicant’s current school

    Admission decisions are released via email on March 1.

Important Dates

List of 7 events.

  • Oct
    17

    SSAT

    Administered on the Everglades Campus - Middle School, for all Middle School and Upper School applicants. Note the school entrance is on Tigertail Avenue.

    Register online at www.ssat.org. Only test scores received directly from SSAT will be accepted for Ransom Everglades applications. When you register, please identify Ransom Everglades as a score recipient. The Ransom Everglades school code is 6004.
    Everglades Campus
  • Nov
    14

    SSAT

    Administered on the Everglades Campus - Middle School, for all Middle School and Upper School applicants. Note the school entrance is on Tigertail Avenue.

    Register online at www.ssat.org. Only test scores received directly from SSAT will be accepted for Ransom Everglades applications. When you register, please identify Ransom Everglades as a score recipient. The Ransom Everglades school code is 6004.
    Everglades Campus
  • Dec
    12

    SSAT

    Administered on the Everglades Campus - Middle School, for all Middle School and Upper School applicants. Note the school entrance is on Tigertail Avenue.

    Register online at www.ssat.org. Only test scores received directly from SSAT will be accepted for Ransom Everglades applications. When you register, please identify Ransom Everglades as a score recipient. The Ransom Everglades school code is 6004.
    Everglades Campus
  • Jan
    2

    SSAT

    Administered on the Everglades Campus - Middle School, for all Middle School and Upper School applicants. Note the school entrance is on Tigertail Avenue.

    Register online at www.ssat.org. Only test scores received directly from SSAT will be accepted for Ransom Everglades applications. When you register, please identify Ransom Everglades as a score recipient. The Ransom Everglades school code is 6004.
    Everglades Campus
  • Jan
    8

    Admission Application Deadline

    All admission applications must be submitted by this date. See the How to Apply page for details.
  • Feb
    5

    Deadline for Completed Admission File

    All required admission materials must be completed and received by this date including an applicant's interview, official test results from SSAT, online recommendations, and transcripts and standardized test scores from the applicant’s current school.
  • Mar
    1

    Admission decisions are released

    Admission decisions are released via email.

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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

List of 6 frequently asked questions.

Questions? Contact Us

List of 5 members.

  • Photo of Amy Zichella

    Mrs. Amy Sayfie Zichella 93

    Director of Admission
    305-250-6875
  • Photo of Jacqueline Milanes

    Mrs. Jacqueline Jackie Milanes 

    Director of Financial Aid & Assistant Director of Admission
    305-250-6856
  • Photo of Ana Bott

    Mrs. Ana Bott 

    Admission Associate
    305-250-6875
  • Photo of Ashleigh Lindenauer

    Mrs. Ashleigh Moses Lindenauer 94

    Admission Associate
    305-250-4213
  • Photo of Carla Hill

    Mrs. Carla Hill 

    Director of Inclusion and Community Engagement
    305-250-4215
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.