Admission Process

How to Apply

Greetings from the Belmont Hill Admission Office!
Thank you for your interest in this great school community. We look forward to connecting with you and your family. Working together, we are eager to help you navigate your way through the following steps to complete our application due on January 15.
Inquire and Explore
  • The first step of the process is for parents to set up an online account through Ravenna Solutions (

  • Once you have created your Ravenna account, search for Belmont Hill School in the School Directory and select “Explore.” This will activate you in our system, allowing us to schedule your interview, and inform you of upcoming events and deadlines.

  • IMPORTANT: When registering, please complete all student profile information in full and use only one Ravenna account per family.
Schedule a Personalized Campus Tour and Admission Interview
  • All applicants are required to interview on campus. During this 90-minute visit, applicants and their parent(s)/guardian(s) will have an opportunity to tour campus and have an interview conversation with an admission officer. 

  • We have begun scheduling interviews/tours, which will begin on September 16, 2019. Spaces fill up quickly, and we recommend calling early so as to ensure an interview time that works well with your schedule. With your family calendar on hand, please call the Office of Admission at 617-993-5220 to schedule your visit.

  • IMPORTANT: You are required to have created your Ravenna account and “Explored” Belmont Hill School in order to schedule your appointment.
Attend the Open House and/or Curriculum Night Open House
  • We will be hosting our Admission Open House on Saturday, October 5, and our Curriculum Night Admission Open House the evening of Tuesday, December 3. While not required, these events offer opportunities to experience this dynamic community, interact with students, engage with faculty, and see what makes Belmont Hill special. 

  • Registration for these events will be online through your Ravenna account.
Register for the appropriate Entrance Exam (ISEE or SSAT)
  • Applicants to 7th and 8th grades should take the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE). You can register for the ISEE online at, and designate Belmont Hill as a recipient of the official score report by entering our ISEE school code: 220120.

  • Applicants to 9th, 10th, and 11th grades should take the Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT). You can register for the SSAT online at, and send the official score report directly to Belmont Hill School by using our SSAT school code: 1564. If you have taken the PSAT, SAT or ACT, you may submit those official score reports in place of the SSAT.

  • IMPORTANT: We recommend taking the Entrance Exam no later than the first week of January to ensure that we receive the score report in time for the January 15 application deadline.
Complete Our Online Application Process
  • Applications can be completed online through Ravenna ( by the January 15 deadline.
  • A completed application consists of a Pre-Interview Questionnaire (submitted prior to the interview), Parent Questionnaire, Candidate Questionnaire, School Report (including transcripts), Current English Teacher Recommendation, Current Math Teacher Recommendation, Character Recommendation Personal Recommendation(s), and Entrance Exam Results.
    The $40 application fee is payable online, and fee waivers are available for those who qualify. 

  • Please contact the Office of Admission at 617-993-5220 to ask any questions and/or request a fee waiver.
Apply for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Materials

Please review and follow the instructions on our Financial Aid web page. If you have any questions about applying for financial assistance or would like to have forms mailed to you, please contact the Admission Office at 617-993-5220.
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Belmont Hill School educates boys in mind, body, and spirit to develop men of good character. Our community encourages and challenges students to discover and pursue passions, seek excellence, and face adversity with resilience. We cultivate critical thinking and creativity, teamwork and competition, hard work and reflection, tradition and innovation. Valuing our differences and working together, we embrace camaraderie, compassion, and service to others. Our school strives to instill in each boy ethical judgment, a sense of common humanity, and a lifelong love of learning.