Our Admissions Process

Our admissions process will need to continue to evolve this year to best facilitate a safe experience for your family.  We look forward to learning about your child and sharing Ancillae with you in new ways. The fall 2022 application will be available on November 15, 2021 and updated admissions events and steps will be following.  It is possible that some steps outlined below will need to be held virtually depending on local conditions and guidance.  Thank you for your flexibility!

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Families interested in sending their child/ren to the Academy should complete our online inquiry form to be added to our admissions list.  Parents are encouraged to register to visit the school and learn more about our curriculum, programs, and community.

Application Steps

Online Application and Associated Forms
-   Application (all)
-   Parent Questionnaire (all)
-   Teacher Recommendation form (K, 1-8)
-   Last year and most recent report cards (4-8)
Parent Interview
​​​​Student Assessment / School Visit

Application Process

Early Childhood Details
Interested families of our Montessori Program (Stepping Stones into Montessori, Preschool, Kindergarten) may apply at any time and students will be considered on a space-available basis.

Once your application and parent questionnaire are marked complete in Ravenna by AAA, you will be invited to choose from the available dates and times to schedule your Virtual Parent Interview and Child Assessment.  Be sure to schedule the Virtual Parent Interview on a date before your Child Assessment date as the interview should take place first.  When possible, please choose the first convenient date for your family from the calendar.  Early education applicants are typically assessed in-person on Saturday mornings in the winter. 

Kindergarten Applicants: Please have your child's current school complete the K Teacher Recommendation form so we can get to know your child and his/her strengths and needs. Forms should be received by Ancillae no later than your child’s visit/assessment date and can be uploaded here or emailed by the recommending teacher to admissions@ancillae.org.

Grades 1-8 Details
We offer two application deadlines during the school year for interested families applying to grades 1-8: January 3rd or February 4th. The primary differences between these deadlines are the timeline in which you receive your child(ren)'s admission decision, and that priority consideration is given to those who apply in the first round. For siblings of current students and children of alumni, we offer priority consideration for applications received by the first deadline of January 3rd.

Following two rounds of admissions, interested families may continue to apply and students will be considered on a space-available basis.

Grades 1-8 Deadline Type


 Apply for First Round of Admission

 Priority Consideration

All paperwork must be submitted by this date.  Parent Interview and School Visit can take place during January.

  January 3

 First Round Decision Notification

  January 24

 Apply for Second Round of Admission

All paperwork must be submitted by this date.  Parent Interview and School Visit can take place during January and February.

  February 4 

 Second Round Decision Notification

  February 25

 Rolling Admission

  After February 28 


Teacher Recommendations 1-8
To aid in getting to know your child and his/her strengths and needs, please have your child's current school complete the Grades 1-8 Release of Records and Grades 1-8 Teacher Recommendation.  Forms should be received by Ancillae no later than your child’s visit/assessment date and can be uploaded here or emailed by the recommending teacher to admissions@ancillae.org.

School Visit & Assessments 1-8

Sessions will be offered at 8:30-10:15 or 12:45-2:30 on scheduled days. Look for a parking spot for reserved for “Admissions” outside of the McCoy Center.

The parent interview may be held virtually in advance of or in-person at the time of your visit.  During your visit, your child will meet with a school administrator and participate in an assessment.  Afterwards, you and your child will have the opportunity to walk through campus while school is in session.

This admission step helps us get to know your child, offers an experience at AAA, and provides the admissions department with general information regarding readiness and placement before making an admissions decision.

Acceptance and Enrollment

The decision to accept a student is made by the principal and/or Montessori coordinator and the admissions coordinator.  Should more information be needed to determine your child's readiness or placement, you will be contacted by a member of the admissions team, which may necessitate an additional visit, a pre-registration appointment, or a request for information from the student's current school.  

The admission fees include application [$50], assessment [$80 to $100, age/grade appropriate], registration [$50], and deposit [$700].  Application and assessment fees are due prior to the student visit.  Registration and deposit fees are due at registration.

Birth certificate, and baptismal certificates [where applicable], and the enrollment contract are required documents to be submitted at the time of registration.  Student health forms are required to be returned prior to the start of the new school year. Those forms include a physical examination form and certificate of immunization to be completed by the family physician, a health history to be completed by the parent/s, and a dental examination record to be completed by the family dentist.

Ancillae-Assumpta Academy admits students of any race, color, national, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students of the Academy.  Similar policies apply to the school staff.  The Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national, or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, its admissions policies, or in any school administered program.

Ancillae-Assumpta Academy is one of the Philadelphia area schools using a web-based application called Ravenna for the submission of online applications. Ravenna allows you to efficiently apply to schools and track the status of your application online. Additionally, through Ravenna you will be able to schedule admission events and view decision notification.

2021-2022 application
will be available on 11/15/21.


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. Click here for step-by-step directions on how to apply online.

Support or Help

If at any point you should have a question about Ravenna and your application, please contact them at help@ravennasolutions.com. 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.