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Frequently Asked Questions

You can now find our Admissions team in the new Ravenscroft Welcome Center, adjacent to campus, at 1151 Newton Road.

What is the cost to attend Ravenscroft?

Pre-Kindergarten (8 a.m. – noon) $10,395
Pre-Kindergarten Plus (8 a.m. - 3 p.m.) $11,455
Kindergarten (8 a.m. - 3 p.m.) $14,730
Grade 1 $17,795
Grades 2 $19,945
Grades 3-5  $20,970
Grades 6-8 $23,915
Grades 9-12  $24,500

In addition to tuition, there is a one-time-only New Family Capital Fee of $1,500. A “new family” is defined as one who does not have or has not had a child currently enrolled in this School. Ravenscroft Alumni families will be exempt from the New Family Capital Fee.

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Is there an age cut-off for students applying to Pre-K or kindergarten?

We do not have a cut-off date to enter the Pre-K or kindergarten program. Please note that when school begins mid-August, most of our Pre-K students are between the ages of four and five and our kindergarten students are between the ages of five and six.

Does Ravenscroft accept the North Carolina Opportunity Scholarships?

Ravenscroft does not participate in or accept funding from the North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship program. You can learn more about the financial assistance process here.

Does Ravenscroft accept applications from international students?

Ravenscroft partners exclusively with New Oasis International Education for 9th grade applicants that need an I-20 student visa. Families must apply for admissions through New Oasis International Education if their child needs an I-20 student visa to study at Ravenscroft. We do not offer an ESL (English as a Second Language) program. It is absolutely necessary that a student be fluent and literate in English as full English fluency is required for all course material. We do not have a home-stay program or boarding, nor do our students live with guardians.

Does Ravenscroft provide transportation?

To support our families and provide the greater Triangle Area with convenient access to Ravenscroft, we are pleased to offer bus transportation services. Questions? If you would like more information about our transportation services, please contact our Admissions Office at (919) 848-6470 or send us an email.

  • Hayes Barton/ Five Points
  • North Raleigh (Wakefield)
  • NW Raleigh (Brier Creek)
  • NW Cary (Corner of High House and Davis Drive)
  • SE Cary (Kildaire)
  • Durham (Southpoint)

What is the average class size?

Pre-K: 12-14 students
Kindergarten: 12-14 students
First-Fifth Grades: 18-20 students
Middle and Upper: 12-15 students

Does Ravenscroft provide financial assistance?

Yes! Ravenscroft awards over $3 million in financial assistance annually to students in Pre-K through 12th grades. We are committed to offering grant-based financial aid to families with demonstrated financial need. While financial assistance is available to qualifying families, it is our policy and our expectation that everyone attending Ravenscroft shares in the financial responsibility of the cost of the education. You can learn more about applying for financial aid at Ravenscroft here

How can I receive information about Ravenscroft?

Please submit our online inquiry form and we will send you more information about upcoming admission events and our school.

What grades do you accept applications?

We accept applications for grades Pre-K through eleven. Natural transition grades and entry are with Pre-K, Kindergarten, sixth grade and ninth grade. We do not accept applications for local Triangle twelfth grade students, only families relocating to N.C.

What colleges/universities have Ravenscroft graduates been accepted to recently?

Ravenscroft is a college preparatory school. Experienced college counselors have a great success rate matching students with appropriate “right fit” colleges and universities. You can learn more about where our recent graduates have gone here.

Where is the Admissions Office located?

The Admissions Office is located in the Welcome Center at 1151 Newton Road in Raleigh. You can find a campus map and directions to our campus here.

What are the school hours? Does Ravenscroft provide an After School program?

Ravenscroft School Hours:
Pre-K: 8 a.m. to noon; Pre-K Plus: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Kindergarten - Grade 5: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Grades 6 - 12: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Extended Day Hours and Services:

Early Morning Care: 7:15 a.m. to 7:45 a.m.
Pre-K through Grade 5: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Grades 6 through 8: 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

How can I apply to Ravenscroft?

Families must complete and submit the Admission Application online in the Admissions Portal. To be considered for first consideration, the deadline to complete the admissions process for Pre-kindergarten or kindergarten is Jan. 4, 2019 and Feb. 1, 2019 for grades 1-12. We will continue to accept applications after these dates and offer admission on a space available basis.  You can begin the application process here.

What is required to apply for admissions?

Application Fee
Parent Questionnaire
Student Questionnaire (grades 6-12)
Teacher Recommendations

  • 1 recommendation for grades 1-4
  • 2 recommendations for grade 5

Teacher Observation Form (pre-K - grade 2)
Developmental Screening (pre-K - grade 3)
Admissions Testing

  • ISEE (grades 4-8)
  • SSAT (grades 9-12)

Math Teacher Recommendation (grades 6-12)
English Teacher Recommendation (grades 6-12)
Student Visit
School Records

What do you look for in an applicant?

Our objective is to admit well-rounded students who are academically prepared and motivated and would contribute positively to our school’s community. All completed applications are reviewed by the Admissions Committee to determine whether there is an appropriate match between the student and the School. The Admissions Committee will consider the following factors:

  • The applicant's developmental readiness or level of academic achievement
  • Evidence of applicant's potential for success in the School's college-preparatory program
  • Evaluation of the applicant's personal qualities and ability to adjust to school and community life
  • Evidence of parental cooperation and support