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. 


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. Get started here - create your Ravenna-Hub account today.  


STEP 2:  Register for an Entrance Exam

Those applying for middle school admission must register for the ISEE (School Code: 570414). Applicants to grade nine are required to submit results for either the HSPT (School Code: 23) or the SSAT (School Code: 5429). Please note that these tests are offered at various test site location as well as remotely. 


STEP 3:  Submit Required Application Materials

A complete application consists of the application form and fee, entrance exam results, official transcripts, (1) teacher recommendation, student conduct 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, student conduct report, and letter of recommendation), can be found in the Ravenna Hub. 




  • NDA application
  • Official transcript 
  • Student Conduct Report
  • Applicant Questionnaire
  • Parent/Guardian Statement
  • Teacher/counselor recommendation
  • Entrance Exams