Welcome to Live Oak School! We’re delighted in your interest and are here to make the process of exploring and applying as smooth as possible. Read on for a detailed walk through the process, or just click Apply Now and get started!

We Invite Your Family...

The goal of the admission process at Live Oak School is to offer families numerous opportunities to get to know us — our mission, values, and educational approach — and for us to get to know your family and your child. 

Details on the format of each Tour, Open House, and other events are listed on Ravenna. We structure the admissions process to provide you all the information you need to choose the best school for your child and your family.

Entry Points

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  • Kindergarten

    Live Oak has two kindergarten classes of 22 students, with two teachers in each class. Every year, we enroll approximately 44 new kindergarten students. All students must be five years old by September 1 of the year they enter kindergarten.
  • 6th Grade

    Live Oak’s Middle School begins in sixth grade. Each of our Middle School grades has approximately 54 students. There are 18 students and one teacher in each class session. Each year we enroll new students to join our current fifth grade students as they move up to sixth grade.
  • Grades 1–5, 7 & 8

    Applicants for first through fifth grades in our Lower School, as well as for seventh and eighth grade in our Middle School, are considered if space becomes available.

Application Process

All steps in the admission process are scheduled through Ravenna-Hub. Please check Ravenna for details on the format of each event.

  • Attend a Tour or Open House (strongly recommended before applying)
  • Submit an Application
  • Parent Interview (required)
  • Student Visit Day (required for applicants to grades 1–5, 7 & 8)
  • Kindergarten Visit Day & Sixth Grade Visit Day

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  • Parent Meeting

    All applicant parents and guardians meet for a 20-minute meeting with a member of the Live Oak admissions team to share their perspective on their child, to discuss what they are seeking in a school, and to ask any questions they may have about Live Oak. Meetings may be scheduled beginning in November through mid-February.
  • Student Visit Day

    A visit with the student allows us to get to know the applicant, to determine readiness and appropriateness of the student for our program, and for the student to find out more about Live Oak School by spending all or part of a day on campus. We offer different types of student visits, depending on the applicant’s age and grade.
  • Kindergarten Assessment

    It is important to us to get to know your child and to get a sense of their personality and readiness for our kindergarten program. During the assessment children will perform various tasks and activities. An overview is available on our Ravenna Hub.


Refer to this section for key steps in the admissions process.

*Please note: In Ravenna, Explore will enable you to learn more about
our school before applying. You can view and register for upcoming
admission events, as well as view the admission process details. You
may choose to apply at any point during your process. Apply will
enable you to view, register for events, and access required forms for
the application process.

1. Learn

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  • Tours

    In person tours for visitors with proof of vaccination begin in October and run through December. We have specific tours for those families considering entry into Middle School. 

    Lower School Admission Tours:
    • All Tours - 8:30 - 10:30am
    • Fall 2023 Dates: 10/4, 10/6, 10/27, 11/3, 11/8, 11/10, 11/15, 12/13

    Middle School Admission Tours:
    • All Tours - 8:30 - 10:30am
    • Fall 2023 Dates: 11/1, 12/6, 1/5

  • Open Houses

    Open Houses are held throughout the fall. At this weekend event for students and their families, we open the doors to our classrooms so that families may explore the school at their leisure. Open Houses are recommended. 

    Whole Family Open House #1
    October 29 | 1:00 - 3:00pm

    Curriculum Showcase/Teacher Panel Open House
    November 10 | 7:00 - 8:30pm

    Whole Family Open House #2
    December 10 | 1:00 - 3:00pm

    Middle School Open House
    December 7 | 6:00 - 8:30pm 

    Meet the Live Oak Parents
    December 1 | 7:00 - 8:30pm (on Zoom)

    Meet the Live Oak Parents (for Families of Color)
    December 13 | 7:00pm (on Zoom)

2. Apply

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3. Interview

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  • Parent Meeting

    Virtual Interviews will take place until further notice.
    Scheduling will be available via Ravenna-Hub once your application
    is submitted.
  • Student Academic Assessment

    Deadline: March 1, 2022 
    Required for all applicants. We will provide information after we receive your application.
  • Parent-Hosted Reception

    February 2023 
    Optional. Attend a reception hosted by current Live Oak parents.

4. Decide

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  • Decision Letter

    Admissions decisions released: Thursday, March 16, noon 

    All admission decisions are sent by email and will be posted on Ravenna.
  • Adjusted Tuition Determiniation

    Emailed with Admission Decision: Thursday, March 16, noon 
    For families who qualify.

5. Enroll

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  • Enrollment Agreement

    Deadline: Thursday, March 23, 10 am 

    Submit online enrollment agreement with 10% non-refundable first tuition payment.


Live Oak School welcomes and admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, citizenship status, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and faith to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities of Live Oak School. Live Oak School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, citizenship status, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and faith in administration of its educational policies and programs, admissions policies, Adjusted Tuition program, and athletic and other school-administered programs.