I chose Priory because of the faith this school had in me and for the support I knew they would be able to provide me with, academically and emotionally.
The act of applying to a new school is exciting, but it can be daunting as well. This journey asks applicants to understand themselves in new ways and to reflect upon the gifts and talents they would bring to a new community. In many ways, searching for an independent school is an exercise in self-reflection and self-evaluation.
Our admission season formally opens on September 5th. We invite you to create a Ravenna account and complete your biographical information to get started. Once our application goes live, you will be one of the first to know about the admission process for the 2024-2025 school year. Create your Ravenna account by clicking on the blue button to the right that says, "Create a Ravenna Account."
Individuality is one of the five Benedictine values we cherish at Priory; we recognize that every student has gifts to be discovered, nurtured, and treasured. The primary goal of our admissions process is to identify the skills and talents of each applicant. This work requires our admissions committee to identify each applicant's strengths and areas for continued growth in order to build a community of students whose collective gifts will create a dynamic and mission-aligned educational experience. Through this holistic evaluation approach, we honor each applicant's individuality by celebrating their achievements within their context.
*Ravenna is best viewed through a Google Chrome browser.
Woodside Priory uses an online application platform maintained by Ravenna. Families are strongly encouraged to set up and update their Ravenna profiles. Prospective families must have an active account to apply or sign up for any admission event. Click on the blue button in the upper right that says "Create a Ravenna Account." The admissions season begins with the opening of our application for the next school year in early September.
* Please check here often throughout the fall for information on additional events.
We encourage prospective families to attend events to help them understand whether Priory fits their child. Except where explicitly noted, attendance at admission events is optional.
Parent Tours: Join members of the admissions team for an hour-long tour of our campus. You will learn more about academics, athletics, and campus life and have the opportunity to ask questions about the admissions process.
Student Tours: Applicants can sign up for student-led tours after school. In addition to seeing our campus, you'll be able to picture yourself here through conversations with current students.
Open Houses Our Open Houses will begin with a Welcome Address from Head of School Patrick Ruff. Afterward, families are invited to explore the campus at their own pace to learn more about academics, athletics, and campus life.
Open House Dates: Saturday, October 28, 2023 -Middle School: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm -Upper School: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday, December 9, 2023 -Middle School: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm -Upper School: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
All events require advance registration through Ravenna.
Please note: Woodside Priory is at full enrollment for the 2023-2024 school year. We invite prospective families to consider applying for transfer admission for grades 7-11 once our season opens on September 5.
Application Deadlines for the 2024-2025 School Year:
September 5, 2023– Admission application for the 2024-2025 school year is released
January 9, 2024- Application due for Day and Boarding programs
March 8, 2024 - Boarding Student Decisions released through Ravenna (online)
March 15, 2024 - Day Student Decisions released through Ravenna (online)
March 22, 2024 - All Enrollment Agreement and Deposits for New Families Due