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 the process. Applications are due on January 15. 
Join Our Mailing List
The first step of the process is for parents to set up an online account through Ravenna Solutions ( 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 student/family.

Once our application goes live in September, we will notify our mailing list by email. 
Schedule a Campus Tour and Admission Interview
All applicants are required to participate in a virtual tour and interview. During this call, applicants and their parent(s)/guardian(s) will have an opportunity to converse with an admission officer. 
We will begin scheduling interviews after our application is available.  

Once our application is available, please select "Apply" to Belmont Hill School on Ravenna and submit the Pre-Interview Questionnaire. After we received the questionnaire, we will call you to schedule the interview. 
Attend an upcoming virtual event
We will be hosting a series of virtual Admission Open Houses this fall  and adding additional events in the coming months. Check our Admissions Calendar for details. 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. 
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, 2019/2020 Teacher 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

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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.