APPLICATION PROCESS

You’re interested in applying to become part of The Hatch School’s inaugural 9th grade class?

Great!!! Here's what to do:

1. Let us know you're interested in The Hatch School.

We can’t wait to hear from you! You can begin your inquiry into HATCH by completing this form, by reaching out to us via email or phone, or by indicating you’re exploring HATCH in Ravenna, our online application portal.

2. Attend an Information Session

Information sessions will provide an overview of The Hatch School experience and program. Since we’re new, attending an informational session is required. Topics covered will include:

  • Why we’re starting The Hatch School,

  • HATCH's academic program

  • Student life and co-curricular activities

  • What makes the HATCH program special

  • The application process

  • Family Individualized Tuition

There also will be plenty of time for questions!

Sessions will be held throughout the fall and winter, with options to attend either on Zoom or in person (COVID allowing!). To sign up to attend an informational session, indicate your interest in Ravenna.

3. Complete the Preliminary Application and pay the application fee.

Completing the Preliminary Application in Ravenna officially lets us know you plan to apply to HATCH. 

The Hatch School does not want the application fee to discourage any prospective student from applying. We ask that families for whom the application fee is not a hardship pay $35 to cover our administrative costs for the application process, and families self-select the fee level that is right for them.

4. Complete the remaining application materials via Ravenna.

The following items are part of the application - detailed information for how to complete each is available in Ravenna.

  • Student supplement

  • Student interests and activities

  • Parent statement

  • Two teacher evaluations

  • School records for the prior 2 years

  • School administrator form

  • Family Individualized Tuition form

  • One personal reference (optional, but recommended)

5. Have a personal conversation with The Hatch School.

After you complete the preliminary application, we will schedule a meeting with the student, family, and a member of the HATCH admissions team at a time that is convenient for you.

This conversation is an opportunity for us to learn more about you and your interest in The Hatch School. It's also a time for us to answer questions you and your family might have about the HATCH program or the adventure of joining a brand new school!

6. Participate in a Collaborative Quest.

Once your preliminary application is received, you'll be able to schedule your Collaborative Quest in Ravenna.

During the Collaborative Quest, students will be invited to participate in a fun group activity, together with other applicants. This is an opportunity to get to know other students who are interested in The Hatch School, as well as show us a little about your style when working as part of a team to solve a problem.

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