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Lower School

Upcoming Dates and Deadlines

Admission Steps

BEGINNER

All application steps take place in Ravenna, our digital application tool. Ravenna provides step-by-step instructions in your portal once you have created an account. 

To be eligible to apply for our Beginner program, applicants must turn 3 by June 1, 2020.

1. Submit application and $25 fee by December 6.

2. Complete parent statement.

3. Request Teacher Evaluation, if applicable, in Ravenna by providing the email of your child's current teacher.

4. Attend individual student visit. ESD will contact you to arrange scheduling. 

5. Schedule group observation in Ravenna. 

PRE-K and KINDERGARTEN

All application steps take place in Ravenna, our digital application tool. Ravenna provides step-by-step instructions in your portal once you have created an account. 

1. Submit application and $25 fee.

2. Complete parent statement.

3. Teacher Evaluation -  In Ravenna, provide the email of your child's current teacher and submit the request. 

4. Records Release - in Ravenna, provide the email address of your child's current school registrar and submit the request.

5. CATS Test

  • Requires $290 test fee; aid may be available via CATS
  • Test registration suggested by December 7, 2019
  • Direct scheduling questions to CATS at 469-484-2994 or admin@catstexas.com

6. Attend a group observation, scheduled in Ravenna.

PRIMER and GRADE 1

All application steps take place in Ravenna, our digital application tool. Ravenna provides step-by-step instructions in your portal once you have created an account. 

To be eligible to apply for our Primer program, applicants must turn 6 after February 1 of Kindergarten year. Please contact admission@esdallas.org to discuss Primer/First Grade options.

1. Submit application and $25 fee.

2. Complete parent statement.

3. Teacher Evaluation -  In Ravenna, provide the email of your child's current teacher and submit the request. 

4. Records Release - in Ravenna, provide the email address of your child's current school registrar and submit the request.

5. CATS Test

  • Requires $290 test fee; aid may be available via CATS.
  • Test registration suggested by December 7, 2019
  • Direct scheduling questions to CATS at 469-484-2994 or admin@catstexas.com

6. Attend a group observation, scheduled in Ravenna.

GRADES 2-4

All application steps take place in Ravenna, our digital application tool. Ravenna provides step-by-step instructions in your portal once you have created an account. 

1. Submit application and $25 fee.

2. Complete parent statement.

3. Teacher Evaluation -  In Ravenna, provide the email of your child's current teacher and submit the request. 

4. Records Release - in Ravenna, provide the email address of your child's current school registrar and submit the request.

5. ISEE Test

  • Requires $125 test fee; aid may be available. Contact the school where you child will test for details
  • Schedule in Ravenna
  • ISEE can be taken online at ESD on Saturday, January 11, 2020, or you can choose an alternate testing location in Ravenna

6. Attend a student visit, scheduled in Ravenna.

Tracey Shirey

Tracey Shirey

Head of Lower School
Amy Cuccia

Amy Cuccia

Assistant Head of Lower School, Early Childhood Coordinator

The Lower School Experience

Strings Concert

Students in Grades K -12 came together and performed their best pieces for the Strings showcase.

Thank You, St. Michaels

As we enter the last stretch of the school year and say goodbye to the St. Michael and All Angels' building