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How to Apply


We understand choosing the right school for your child is an important decision, and we are pleased that you are considering The Rhoades School.  We encourage families to read our Admission FAQ, as it answers our prospective families’ most frequent questions about the admission process.

The application steps for 2020-21 school year are:

  • Online Application
  • Parent/Guardian Questionnaire
  • Assessment
  • Visit Day (2-8) or Family Interview (TK, K, and Grade 1)
  • Teacher Evaluation(s)
  • Essays (Middle School Only)
  • Transcripts

Details about the application process vary by grade level and can be found on Ravenna, our online application system. Please do not hesitate to contact Jenni Beadle, Director of Admissions, at 760-436-1102 x 302 or jbeadle@rhoadesschool.com, with any questions the application process.

Visit Our School


We welcome the opportunity to meet with you and your family in person to gain an understanding of your child’s needs and interests and to share our school’s true experience. A campus tour lasts approximately 60 minutes and provides parents with an opportunity to watch the teaching process unfold – in the classrooms, on the playing field, in the lab, and in the visual/performing arts’ studios. Tours can be scheduled online or by calling Jenni Beadle, Director of Admissions, at 760-436-1102 x 302.

Open House

Our Open House dates have passed for 2019-2020. We will announce the dates for 2020-2021 soon!

Important Admission Dates

October 1 – Online admission applications available
November 1 – Financial Assistance applications available
November 13 – Kindergarten Open House
January 15 – Lower School (K-5) Open House
January 16 – Middle School (6-8) Open House
February 1 – Admission application deadline for priority consideration
February 2 – Rolling applications accepted
March 1 – Financial Assistance application deadline
March 2 – TK applications available
March 13 – Admission decisions released for priority applicants