Find out if Nobles is the place for you to grow

Find out if Nobles is the place for you to grow

Applying to Nobles

We want students to thrive at Nobles. Strong academic performance is essential, and we are also interested in hearing about your interests and activities outside the classroom. What do you care about? What would you like to explore? What can you share with others? How can you make a difference?

We seek students who are eager to join our community and contribute their energy and talents to whatever they pursue. Our aim is to build a community that represents excellence, curiosity and diversity, equity and inclusion in the broadest sense.

Scroll down to learn how to apply to Nobles.



Complete the online application

Applications are submitted through Ravenna. If applying for financial aid, complete the Parents’ Financial Statement.


Financial Aid Documents are Due

If applying for financial aid, completed 2021 tax return and W-2s are due.


Admission decisions are posted online

Admission decision notifications are posted through Ravenna. Formal letters are mailed soon after.



Create an application account

Once you have decided that Nobles may be a good fit, the next step is to create an account in Ravenna, our online application management system. Please create a student profile and be sure to use an email address that you will have access to throughout the entire admission process. Through Ravenna, families can manage their applications, complete required forms, request teacher evaluations and school transcripts, register for events and view decision notification.  


Schedule an interview and go on a tour

In your Ravenna account, click “APPLY” for instructions on scheduling your interview.

The interview is a required part of the admission process and will serve as an opportunity for you to learn more about Nobles as we get to know you and your interests. Please note that we can only guarantee interviews until December 15 and we encourage you to schedule as soon as possible. This year, we are offering four days per week of in-person interviews and one day per week of virtual interviews on Zoom.

Should you choose to interview in person, you will take a student-led tour just prior to your conversation. Should you choose to interview on Zoom, you have the option to schedule a tour at a different time that’s convenient for you. A campus tour is not a requirement of our application. Please note that we had a very successful experience conducting all of our interviews on Zoom last year so don’t hesitate to choose the virtual option. We look forward to interviewing you either in person or on Zoom!



Complete forms in the online application

Through your Ravenna account, you can fill out and submit all required forms starting with the core application. Applicants should then complete the student statement on their own; we are eager to learn about who you are and what makes you unique. The extracurricular activities form will give us a sense of how you spend your time outside of the classroom. The parent statement allows us to hear about the applicant from the parent/guardian perspective. You will also be able to send requests within Ravenna for teacher recommendations and school reports. We request that all records come directly from your student’s school.


Complete standardized testing

For Middle School Applicants

For middle school applicants, we accept scores for the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE). Our school code for the ISEE is 220680. Test results must be sent to Nobles directly from ISEE.

To register for the ISEE, visit their website.

For Upper School Applicants

For upper school students, we accept the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT). Our school code for the SSAT is 5368. Test results must be sent to Nobles directly from SSAT.

To register for the SSAT, visit their website.

Testing During a Pandemic

While testing is still a required part of the admission process, please note that given the COVID-19 pandemic, we will accept at-home and/or remote testing, which can be scheduled through the ISEE website (for middle school applicants) or SSAT website (for upper school applicants).


Complete your application

Your application and all related documents must be submitted by January 15, 2022 through your Ravenna account. Follow the steps to submit required forms and pay the non-refundable application fee ($60 for domestic applicants and $100 for international applicants).  Nobles will provide fee waivers to qualifying families, which can be obtained by contacting our office at Thank you for your interest in Nobles! We look forward to getting to know you during the admission process.