Admission

How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in Ransom Everglades School. We hope you and your family are safe and healthy.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, our admission process for all grade levels will be virtual during the 2020-21 academic year in order to protect the health of our students, faculty and staff, as well as applicant families.

We are hosting weekly virtual Question and Answer sessions with the Admission Office team and virtual Information Sessions for both middle school and upper school in the fall. Please see the section below to learn about submitting an inquiry to attend these events, registering for the SSAT and the Character Skills Snapshot, submitting an application and scheduling a virtual interview.

At this time, Ransom Everglades School campuses are closed to visitors. As a school community, we will continue to follow the guidelines of public health officials.

Although we are not hosting tours or visitors on campus at this time, the Admission Office is happy to assist you. If you are interested in applying or have questions related to the admission process, please contact us at 305 250 6875.

Apply to Ransom Everglades School

List of 3 items.

  • Step 1: Submit an Inquiry to begin the Admission Process

    Submit an online inquiry to begin the process, gain access to our Welcome video and to receive notifications throughout the admission season. You can also register for our weekly Question and Answer sessions with the Admission Office team and our virtual Middle School and Upper School Admission Information Sessions.

  • Step 2: Register for the SSAT and the CSS (character Skills Snapshot)

    SSAT at Home
    The SSAT at Home is the same standardized test as the SSAT but delivered on computer via a secure web application with continuous AI monitoring, data forensics and live remote proctoring. Students can take the SSAT at Home from the convenience of their homes rather than having to go to a test center.

    The SSAT at Home is offered every Saturday and one Sunday per month.

    Monitored by artificial intelligence tools, the SSAT at Home has the same content, length, and quality of the traditional SSAT while allowing families to manage health and safety concerns related to COVID-19. The SSAT at Home is our main testing solution for the 2020–21 testing year.

    SSAT at Home scores are sent to both families and schools and posted in the same manner as the paper-based SSAT. Typically, scores are released to schools (those indicated during the registration process) three business days after testing and released to families the following day.

    The SSAT at Home is available in the U.S. and Canada  for the 2020-21-testing year. Computer-based testing is available at Prometric test centers in domestic and international locations where it is safe to reopen. Paper-based testing is also available at schools and test centers in domestic and international locations where it is safe to reopen.

    www.ssat.org/testing/home/guide-to-the-ssat-at-home
    The Character Skills Snapshot
    We care about our students and how they grow, not just their cognitive skills, but also growing into good citizens with the character skills 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 is a way for us to get to know applicants better and an opportunity to explore the ways in which Ransom Everglades School’s community can enrich and develop the intellectual curiosity, teamwork, initiative, responsibility, resilience, self-control, open-mindedness, and social awareness of our students.

    All applicants to Ransom Everglades School are required to take The Character Skills Snapshot. Once you register for the SSAT, you will receive an email inviting you to take The Snapshot. The Snapshot is an online assessment that applicants can take at home. The assessment is untimed, but takes approximately 25 minutes to complete. There is no additional fee. https://www.ssat.org/pages/character-skills-snapshot
  • Step 3: Submit online application and $100 application fee by January 8, 2021

    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. Submit the Request for Student Records from the applicant checklist. Enter the registrar's email address which will send the request 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 three recommendations: the current English teacher, the current Mathematics teacher and the principal, counselor or a school administrator.

    The application deadline is January 8.

    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 5 at the very latest:

    • birth certificate and photograph
    • applicant's virtual 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 5.

    Admission decisions are released via email on March 1.

Important Dates

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Frequently Asked Questions

List of 6 frequently asked questions.

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.

Questions? Contact Us

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  • Photo of Amy Zichella

    Mrs. Amy Sayfie Zichella 93

    Director of Admission and Enrollment Management
    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 Tyrone Croom

    Mr. Tyrone Croom 

    Admission Associate
    305-250-6891
  • Photo of Carla Hill

    Mrs. Carla Hill 

    Director of Inclusion and Community Engagement
    305-250-4215
  • Photo of Ashleigh Lindenauer

    Mrs. Ashleigh Moses Lindenauer 94

    Admission Associate
    305-250-4213
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.