Application Process

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    If you have not already done so, please complete and submit the Online Inquiry Form. This will add your family to our mailing list to receive admission information and invitations to school events. Families with more than one child interested in applying should submit a separate online inquiry for each child.


    Please jump to our Visit page to see upcoming admission events, including virtual and on-campus options for short information sessions or more comprehensive open houses. We encourage you to bring the whole family!


    Our priority admission deadline has passed; however, our rolling admission process is open. The next application deadline is May 31, 2024. Equitable tuition and merit scholarship funding are limited at this time. We encourage you to contact the office directly at or 603-669-4524, option 3 before beginning an application.

    Domestic Applicants: Please follow this link to complete our online application through Ravenna Solutions. When you arrive at the page you will be asked to create an account. Once an account is created, you will be able to look up Derryfield in the “School Directory” and complete the application. For any technical questions about Ravenna, please contact them directly by following the instructions on the login page.

    Homeschool Applicants: Please download our Guidelines for Homeschool Applicants to understand these unique requirements.

    International Applicants: As a day school, Derryfield works directly with an agency for students who require a homestay placement. If your student requires both an F-1 visa and a homestay, please contact Melissa Neil, Director of Programs, East Coast Tower Bridge International/New Oasis International Education at before starting an application. If your student requires an F-1 visa but would be living locally with parents, please click on the link below to complete our international student online application through Ravenna Solutions. If your student will live locally and have their visa fulfilled in another manner, they may complete the domestic application through Ravenna.

    Standardized Test Scores: The SSAT is an optional component of our admission process this year. The Derryfield School will offer SSAT testing on campus in the months of October and January. A student who does not provide an SSAT score will not be penalized in our process. In lieu of (or in addition to) the SSAT, we strongly encourage families to share other testing results (SAS, NWEA, iReady, etc.).

    Equitable Tuition: See our Affording Derryfield page for information and steps to apply.


    An interview is a required part of the admission process and families currently have the option of scheduling an on-campus interview or conducting the interview via Zoom. Applicant and parent/guardian interviews are separate and each lasts 30 minutes.

    Those who choose to come on campus will receive a student-led campus tour and also have the option to spend a full day at school or simply come for the tour and interview. Those who choose to do a Zoom interview will not have the ability to select an on-campus full day visit until admitted student days; however, they are encouraged to come to our in-person Open Houses in November or January.

    To book an interview, contact us at or 603-669-4525, option 3.

    Prior to your interview, please create a Ravenna account and begin the parent application as outlined in Step 4 below. You are not required to complete the application before your appointment, but getting started helps us to keep track of your application status!


    Each year, the Admission Office publishes decisions on Ravenna on March 1 (for applications submitted by January 15). Admitted students have until March 15 to submit enrollment contracts and tuition deposits. Admitted students will have the opportunity to attend re-visit events before they must decide (admitted student days are in early March).

    After January 15, completed applications will be reviewed and considered as quickly as possible. Decisions will be communicated personally and released on Ravenna when ready. If admitted, students in the rolling admission process have two weeks to formally enroll.

Nondiscrimination Clause

There shall be no discrimination, because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or handicap status, applied by the School or the board of trustees in violation of applicable law in the employment of personnel, in the admission of students, in the offering of instruction and programs, or in the election of trustees.