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

January 31, 2022

Application Deadline

March 5, 2022

Decision Release

March 6, 2022

Accepted Student Event

March 12, 2022

Deposit Deadline


STEP 1: Create a Ravenna Account

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

A complete application consists of the Application Form and Fee, Entrance Exam results, Official Transcripts, (1) Math Teacher Recommendation, (1) English Teacher Recommendation, School Administrator or Counselor Report, Applicant Questionnaire and Parent/Guardian Statement. Instructions on how to submit each of these items, 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. 




  • NDA Application
  • Official Transcript 
  • School Administrator/ Counselor Report
  • Applicant Questionnaire
  • Parent/Guardian Statement
  • English Teacher Recommendation
  • Math Teacher Recommendation
  • Entrance Exams  (ISEE, SSAT or HSPT)