how to apply

We are delighted that you and your family are interested in joining our learning community. We know choosing a school for you and your child can be both exciting and overwhelming. We are here to support you, every step of the way.

Getting started is easy!

STEP 1 – Schedule a Chat

Contact the Admissions Office at to get all your questions answered.

STEP 2 – Application for Admission

Complete the online Application for Admission (Ravenna).

STEP 3 – Visit Day/Interview

Once your child’s application has been completed and received, students applying for K-8th grade will be invited to a group screening or join us for a shadow day.

STEP 4 – JDS Transcript Release

Submit a Transcript Release directly to your child’s current school and request they send the records directly to the Admissions Office at JDS.

STEP 5 – Authorization for Exchange of Confidential Information

Parents should complete the Authorization for Exchange of Confidential Information and return it with your completed application. It should include your child’s current teachers and school, as well as any specialists your child is currently working with or has worked with in the past.

Admissions Deadlines

For the 2024-2025 Academic School Year

  • Application Deadline: Thursday, January 11, 2024
  • Tuition Assistance Deadline: Thursday, February 1, 2024
  • Admission Decisions Mailed: Friday, March 22, 2024 

Please be advised that after the yearly admissions cycle, we accept applications on a rolling basis, space permitting.

If you have any questions about the application process, please email Capri Arias, Interim Director of Admissions, at or call 425-460-0200.