On behalf of the Lake Ridge Academy community, I am pleased you're interested in learning about our incredible school. There is one comment that always rings true from all of the new families that I meet. Lake Ridge Academy is truly a special place that develops exceptional young people.

The best way to learn about Lake Ridge Academy is to really feel it! I encourage you to schedule a visit with our admission team and come see our faculty and students in action together. We look forward to meeting you and your family soon!

All the best,
Megan Zahler

Admission Process

The best way to learn more about Lake Ridge Academy is to visit us! We offer several ways to tour our campus and get to know our community.

Individual Campus Tours

Individual campus tours are a great way to experience the Lake Ridge Academy difference first-hand. Tours are offered weekdays during school hours by our admission department. Your visit will include a campus tour with the opportunity to see classrooms and students in action, and meet faculty. To schedule a visit, call our office, email us at [email protected], or complete our inquiry form.

K-12 Open Houses

Open houses are another wonderful opportunity to learn about Lake Ridge Academy. Campus tours are hosted by current families, students, and alumni, and our faculty is on hand to share information and to answer your questions. This year's open houses are scheduled for October 20, 2019, January 26, 2020, and April 5, 2020. To register to attend an open house, complete the online registration form, call or email the admission office.

If interested in applying to kindergarten, please visit our kindergarten page to find more information regarding the application and screening process specific for that grade.

For Grades 1-11, the admissions application process involves the following:

Students in grades 1-4 will complete in-class assessments during their shadow day including literacy and math assessments.

Students in grades 5-11 will sit for the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE). Lake Ridge Academy is one of many ISEE test sites and our school code is 363857 if you plan to test here. A schedule of all available ISEE test dates, locations, deadlines and registration information is available by visiting the ISEE website.

2019-2020 ISEE Test Dates at Lake Ridge Academy

  • October 5th
  • November 9th
  • December 7th
  • January 11th
  • February 1st
  • March 7th
  • April 4th
  • May 9th

Shadow days are a wonderful opportunity for your student to truly feel what it's like to attend Lake Ridge Academy.

Lower School applicants to grades 1-5 will spend a full day in a current-grade classroom, and are paired with a student ambassador who will help your child enjoy a typical school day.

Middle School and Upper School applicants will also spend a full day attending relevant classes and activities, meeting faculty and peers, and will be paired with a student ambassador based upon their shared interests.

Once the application process is completed and reviewed by our Admission Committee, families are notified of the committee's decision or are notified that more information is needed before a decision can be reached. Enrollment contracts are issued and space is reserved on a first-come basis determined by the date stamp on the return of the completed contract and deposit. Waitlisted students will be notified as space becomes available.

Admission to Lake Ridge Academy is based on academic and personal qualifications. Lake Ridge Academy admits students of any race, color, sexual orientation, religion, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sexual orientation, religion, national and ethnic origin in administration of our educational policies, admission policies, financial aid programs, and athletic or other school-administered programs.

Meet the Admissions Team

Megan Zahler

Megan Zahler

  1. Director of Enrollment Management
[email protected]
(440) 327-1175 ext. 9103
Jane Lacoste

Jane Lacoste

  1. Assistant Director of Admission, International
[email protected]
(440) 327-1175 ext. 9104
Jennifer Szwagulak

Jennifer Szwagulak

  1. Assistant Director of Admission, K-1
[email protected]
(440) 327-1175 ext. 9106

Upcoming Admission Events