We've prepared young women to lead for nearly two hundred years. Take your place in the next generation of female leaders. Follow the steps below to apply. 


Key Dates

Applications for admission are being accepted for the 2023-24 school year on a space available basis.

January 15, 2023

Application Deadline

March 10, 2023

Decision Release

March 16, 2023

Accepted Student Event

March 18, 2023

Deposit Deadline



STEP 1: Create a Ravenna Account

NDA uses Ravenna-Hub for the online submission of all application materials. Once you create an account, you can submit your admission application, check the status of your application materials, and register for admission events.  Create your Ravenna-Hub account today.  


STEP 2:  Register for an Entrance Exam

All applicants to middle school and ninth grade are required to submit entrance exam results. The following exams are available options to fulfill this requirement: 

  • ISEE  (NDA Code: 570414)
  • SSAT (NDA Code: 5429)
  • HSPT (NDA Code: 23) Grade Nine Applicants Only


STEP 3:  Submit Required Application Materials

Instructions on how to submit each of these required application materials, including how to request materials from your current school (transcripts, School Administrator or Counselor Report, and Letters of Recommendation), can be found in the Ravenna Hub. 

A complete application packet needs to include:

☐ NDA Application Form and Fee

☐ Official Transcripts (current year, plus 2 previous years)

☐ School Administrator/Guidance Counselor Report

☐ Applicant Questionnaire

☐ Parent/Guardian Statement

☐ Current English Teacher Recommendation

☐ Current Math Teacher Recommendation

☐ Entrance Exams (ISEE, SSAT or HSPT)

☐ Admissions Interview recommended but not required



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For Questions about Admission at NDA

Contact:    Office of Enrollment   |  |  781-749-5930 x 2232