A Synapse Information Session is a required first step in the admissions process. These virtual sessions are designed to guide you in deciding whether the Synapse School philosophy and program are a fit for your child and family. During this presentation, Synapse leadership and faculty and a current parent will share our Vision and Mission, and provide both general information and curricular examples of the Synapse program. This event is intended only for adults as applicants will have a student-centered opportunity to learn more about Synapse. See all scheduled Admissions events here.
Gain a deeper understanding of who we are and what makes us unique with our in-person tours as well as our program highlight events.
In-Person School Tours
Once you have attended a Synapse Information Session and submitted your application, you are invited to attend an in-person school tour for parents/guardians. This is an excellent opportunity to see our classes in action, meet our teachers, and visit with Leadership.
Program Highlights Virtual Events
You are invited to attend one (or more!) of our virtual sessions to hear more about the Brainwave Learning Center and our Social-Emotional Learning program.
Complete the application steps online using Ravenna.
Preliminary Application Steps due January 6, 2023
We recommend that you submit your application early in the admissions season to activate the next steps of the admissions process.
Synapse School application
$90 application fee
Supplemental Documents due January 13, 2023
Teacher recommendation form: In Ravenna, delegate the form to your child's current teacher(s) and allow appropriate time for your teacher to complete and return it to Synapse School.
Transcripts: (1st-8th Grade applicants) Submit the records release form to your current school for the school years: 2022-2023 (1st term) and 2021-2022.
Educational and any other assessments: Assessments inform our holistic evaluation of each individual child. If you have any educational or other academic assessments (WISC, WPPSI, Qualitative Assessment, ISEE, SSAT, etc) you feel will help us understand your child, please submit them.
All applications submitted after our January 6, 2023 will be considered as 2nd Pool applications. Depending on the availability of spaces in the applicant grade after our March 2023 decisions, we will activate the application process for 2nd Pool applicants.
A member of our Admissions team will meet with all parents/guardians to clarify any questions parents/guardians may have and to review the philosophy and program of Synapse School. Most importantly, this is an opportunity for you to share about your child and for us to get to know your family.
On February 4, 2023, 5th - 8th grade applicants applicants are invited to experience our dynamic program with Synapse teachers. Your child will get a taste of Synapse by experiencing some of the interactive and collaborative activities. Save the date!
Every Middle School applicant will have a One-on-One Student-Teacher Meeting. This is an opportunity for Synapse teachers to get to know your child better and for your child to ask any questions they may have.