Please note that we will update the details on this page over the summer break. For 2020-21, Urban will not require standardized test scores as part of your application. See more about Urban’s test-optional admissions process.
Thank you for your interest in applying to Urban! Our admissions process is outlined below, one step at a time. All these steps are explained in greater detail on Ravenna, our web-based application site that helps you track your application progress, register for events, submit your application and view admission decisions.
- 1. Create a Ravenna-Hub Account and Student Profile
- 2. Register for the SSAT (Secondary School Admission Test)
- 3. Schedule Urban Admissions Events
- 4. Submit Parent/Guardian Application and Schedule Optional Student Interview
- 5. Request Teacher/Principal Recommendation Forms & Transcripts
- 6. Submit Student Application Form (and SSS Application for Financial Assistance, if applicable)
All events are optional and by reservation only on Ravenna.
Our Open Houses are designed to provide 8th grade families an opportunity to experience our classrooms, campus and community. Families will attend two demonstration classes taught by Urban faculty. Additionally, a panel of teachers and administrators will lead a Q&A session for parent/guardians, while 8th graders will attend a similar panel session with our Student Admissions Committee. Tours of the campus will be offered after the Q&A sessions.
Parent Information Sessions
In a small group of 8th grade parents, you will have the opportunity to ask questions, learn more about Urban’s curriculum, and tour the campus during a school day with a current Urban parent.
During your student visit, you will see firsthand our hallmark how to learn, not what to learn approach in an academic subject of your choice during a lively school day in action. You will take a tour of our campus, including the new Salkind Center and Gym, with a member of the admissions team and have a chance to ask all your questions!
Interviews begin mid-October and will be held most Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons through January. These conversational interviews are conducted by the Admissions team and serve as an opportunity to discuss student interests and passions, as well as ask questions about Urban. Students do not need to have visited Urban prior to their interview. Interviews are offered in half-hour slots.
We encourage all families to come learn more about Urban's commitment to inclusion and equity in our curriculum, programs and student body. Participants will include students from our Multicultural Leadership Team, Students of Color Club and Gender Sexual Orientation Alliance, as well as faculty, recent graduates and members of our P-IDEAS Parent Committee.