How to Apply: Lower School


Step One:

Submit the Online Inquiry Form to begin the process of applying to BB&N

Online Inquiry Form

Step Two:

Schedule a Virtual Interview

Don't wait! Please schedule early. All virtual interviews must be complete by January 4th.

Beginners - 5th Grade applicants:  interviews are for parent(s)/guardian(s) only.
**Please note: Beginner applicants must be 4 years old on or before August 31st. While families with younger children aren't able to interview, we welcome you to register through Ravenna for our Virtual Open House.
6th Grade applicants: children interview with their parent(s)/guardian(s) on the same date/time.

Click here to schedule your virtual interview

For more information, contact Orit Tobin at or 617-800-2471

Step Three:

BB&N Lower School Evaluation Requirements

Beginner and Kindergarten Applicants: To ensure the health and safety of applicants, Beginner and Kindergarten Evaluations will be done remotely on an individual basis for the 2020-2021 admission season. To decrease any potential logistical challenges to families, multiple independent schools in the Boston area will be providing the same evaluation process, so that a child may be evaluated just once, and the results will be shared with all schools to which the family is applying. Parent Interviews will continue to be completed for applicant families by each school.

Directions for the evaluation process will be released on December 1, 2020 by the admission office.

1st through 4th Grade Applicants: Due to the fluidity of the current health situation, the evaluation process for these grades has yet to be finalized. Please check back in the next few weeks for updated information.

5th and 6th Grade ApplicantsWe require either the SSAT or the ISEE entrance exam (you may click the links below to register). BB&N's school codes for each site, which allows you to send the test results directly to BB&N through the testing agencies are listed below the buttons.

To ensure your application is completed on-time, we recommend completing your test by the first week in January.

Register for the SSAT

BB&N School Reporting Code: 1930

Register for the ISEE

BB&N School Reporting Code: 220475

For more information, please contact Orit Tobin at or 617-800-2471

Step Four:

Complete the Admission Application

Please note: Teacher Recommendations must be completed by a current teacher but you are welcome to submit an additional recommendation from a previous teacher.

The application and supporting documents are due January 4, 2021

Admission Application

International Applicants FAQ

Step Five:

Complete the Financial Aid Application

BB&N Tuition and Financial Aid Information

Financial Aid Application