Welcome to Urban
Dear 8th Grade Students and Families:
Welcome to Urban and thank you for your interest in our school! We are delighted that you are considering Urban School in your high school search. Urban believes there is a better way to educate high school students. For more than 50 years, our educational innovations have ignited the minds of Urban graduates, who pursue their passion for learning at the nation’s best colleges, and who go out into the world uniquely equipped to solve the challenges this generation will face.
Urban teaches students how to think, not what to think.
Urban teaches students how to think, not what to think. We seek students with an enthusiastic approach to learning and a clear capacity for success in a rigorous academic program. Urban’s extraordinary teachers challenge our 420 students with a college preparatory curriculum in math, science, arts and humanities with comprehensive service learning and competitive athletics programs, and a rich selection of co-curricular activities.
We invite 8th graders and their families to spend some time exploring Urban to learn more about our remarkable community. We recommend creating a Ravenna-Hub account this summer to familiarize yourself with the program. All application steps, details and components are located there, and are submitted through your Ravenna-Hub account.
Our admissions process begins August 27, 2018, at noon. After creating your Ravenna account, you will be able to explore Urban and schedule events to visit our campus (after clicking Apply) and begin your application. We will host student visits starting mid-September; Open Houses, Parent Information Sessions and optional Student Interviews starting in October; and our annual Diversity Night at the beginning of November. We hope that you take advantage of these opportunities to experience Urban in person and get to know our welcoming, inclusive community!
We look forward to guiding you and your family through this exciting process!
Director of Admissions
| Lauren Blears Byrne
Associate Director of Admissions
| Chris Williams
Admissions Associate & Outreach Coordinator