How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in Ransom Everglades School! In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, our admission process during the 2020-21 school year is virtual for all grade levels. Ransom Everglades School campuses are closed to visitors.

We are hosting weekly virtual question-and-answer sessions with various members of the RE community, and our Admission Office team is happy to assist you throughout the application process.

To ensure you submit a complete application, please follow the steps outlined below, beginning with STEP 1. If you have questions, please contact us at 305 250 6875.

Apply to Ransom Everglades School

List of 3 items.

  • Step 1: Submit an Inquiry to register for virtual admission events

    Submit an online inquiry to 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.

  • Step 2: The Character Skills Snapshot and the SSAT

    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. The Snapshot is an online assessment that applicants can take at home. The assessment is untimed, but takes approximately 25 minutes to complete.

    For SSAT test takers, The Snapshot is included free of charge. 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.

    For students not taking the SSAT, you must create a Parent/Guardian and Student Account on There is a fee for The Snapshot for students not registered for the SSAT.

    The SSAT Exam

    Updated 11/5/2020 SSAT test-optional policy at Ransom Everglades School Ransom Everglades has adopted an SSAT test-optional policy for students applying during the 2020-21 admission cycle. This decision means that the submission of SSAT scores is up to you. Applicants who do not submit SSAT scores will not be disadvantaged or penalized, and those who would like to have the scores considered are welcome to provide them.

    For those who choose to take the SSAT, the following options are available at 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.

  • Step 3: Application submission deadline is 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 deadline for application submission 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 (optional)
    • 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 5.

    Admission decisions are released via email on March 1.

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

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 

    Admission Associate
  • Photo of Carla Hill

    Mrs. Carla Hill 

    Director of Inclusion and Community Engagement
  • 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.