Lake Ridge Academy: Admissions Made Easy!

Welcome to Lake Ridge Academy! We understand you might have questions before applying. This page provides a clear overview of our admissions process, making it simple to learn more and take the next step.
Want to Learn More? There are several ways to explore Lake Ridge Academy and see if it's the right fit for your child:

Ready to Apply Now?

We encourage you to apply during our main enrollment period, opening September 15th. We recommend completing your application by November 1st, with a final deadline of December 13th. Applications received outside this window are considered on a space-available basis. Please contact our admissions team for more information on mid-year transfers or rolling admissions.

*Kindergarten Admissions: Visit our dedicated kindergarten page for specific application and screening details.

Admissions Decisions

Admissions decisions are typically announced in February. Offers of admission and enrollment contracts are made on a first-come, first-served basis based on the return date of your completed contract and deposit. Waitlisted students will be notified if space becomes available. Financial aid considerations are separate from the admissions process.

Lake Ridge Academy is a Diverse and Inclusive Community

We believe in fostering a welcoming environment for students of all backgrounds. Lake Ridge Academy admits students of any race, color, sexual orientation, religion, or national or ethnic origin.

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  • Create an Account

    Visit our Parent Portal to create a new account and begin the online application process. 
  • Complete the Application

    Fill out the online application form and submit all required documents.
  • Teacher Recommendations & School Records (Grades 1-11)

    Request recommendations from your child's current teachers and submit their school records through the Parent Portal.
  • Shadow Day (Grades 1-11)

    Once we receive your application and documents, we'll schedule a shadow day for your child to experience a typical school day at Lake Ridge Academy.
  • Testing

    Grades 1: On-campus literacy, math, and writing assessments will be scheduled for your child.

    Grades 2-11
    : Register for the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE).
    • ISEE Test Center: Lake Ridge Academy is a test site (code: 363857). See the ISEE website for available dates, other locations, and registration information.
    • ISEE Online Option: Test from the comfort of your home! Select "ProProctor At Home Test" during registration. 

    *We recommend completing the ISEE by November.

We look forward to welcoming you to Lake Ridge Academy!

Lake Ridge Academy is the only independent college preparatory school on Cleveland's west side. Our co-educational curriculum offers a unique blend of academics, extracurricular activities, and a focus on character development, all on our beautiful 93-acre campus. With a student-teacher ratio of 8:1, our devoted faculty provides personalized attention to help every student thrive.