Challenging girls to become women of 
intellect, character, innovation, action, and faith


Newton Country Day is one of the Boston area schools using a web-based application called Ravenna for the submission of online applications. Ravenna allows you to apply efficiently to schools and track the status of your application online. Additionally, through Ravenna you will be able to RSVP for admission events and view decision notification.

How to Start

To begin your application, go to Ravenna and create an account. Make sure to create your account using an email address you will have access to throughout the admission season as this will be your primary email contact with our school.

Support or Help

If at any point you should have a question about Ravenna and your application, please contact them. Ravenna is happy to answer your inquiry by phone, however, they require that all support inquiries are initiated through the email address you used to create your Ravenna account. It is important that they are able to validate your access to any information about your applicant’s account to protect your privacy.

Standardized Testing Requirement 

Applicants to Middle School should take the ISEE. We will also accept the MAP Growth test for applicants who are applying to the Boston Exam Schools.

Applicants to Upper School should take the SSAT. We will also accept the Catholic High School Placement Test (HSPT) for applicants to Grade 9. Applicants to Grades 10 and 11 may submit PSAT/ACT/SAT scores for their testing requirement.

Tests should be taken no later than the end of January. While NCDS does not recommend taking a test more than once, all test scores submitted will be considered in the application process. Please call the Admission Office if an applicant will be unable to complete any of these test options.

For more information about the ISEE, click here. Newton Country Day's school code for the ISEE is 221530.

For more information about the SSAT, click here. Newton Country Day's school code for the SSAT is 5332.

Non-Discriminatory Admission Policy

Newton Country Day School of the Sacred Heart, a school for girls, admits qualified students of any race, religion, color, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, tuition assistance programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.