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We're thrilled that you have decided to take the first step toward applying to Fox Chapel Country Day School!

Please begin by reading the application checklist below. And if you haven't already done so, please submit an inquiry form so that we can send you our admissions packet and begin our conversations with your family.

Application Checklist

1. Schedule your campus tour with Head of School, Sharon Smith, by calling 963-8644.

2. Attend our Fall Festival on Sunday, Oct. 30, at 2 p.m. or a morning Open House on Thursday, Dec. 8, at 9:30 a.m. Learn more and register online.

3. Submit an online application through Ravenna. Detailed instructions are provided below. Applications for PK and K are due Monday, Jan. 2, 2017 and grades 1-5 are due Monday, Feb. 6, 2017.

4. Request a Teacher Recommendation form to be completed by your child's current teacher. After Nov. 18, in Ravenna you can “delegate” a recommendation form by entering the teacher’s email address. Ravenna will email the teacher instructions to complete and submit the recommendation form online. You will receive a real-time update in your Ravenna account when the form has been submitted.

5. Send a School Records Release Form to your child's current school. This will be available to print in Ravenna after Nov. 18.

6. Schedule a Visit Day by calling Brenda Hafner at 412-963-8644. Your child will be evaluated in social and academic skills as we deem appropriate for the age and grade level.

Online Application

With the Shady Side Academy merger, our admissions office is transitioning to a new online application, Ravenna Solutions. Ravenna Solutions offers an easy-to-use, web-based application process. You can manage and complete the entire process online through Ravenna including completing the admissions application, requesting teacher recommendations and transcripts.

Ready to apply? Create your Ravenna account here. Be sure to create your account using your preferred email address, as all admissions communications will be sent to this address. When applying to FCCDS, please select “Shady Side Academy” in the School Directory, and then select FCCDS as your Type of Application. The application fee is $50.

Questions? For questions regarding the online application, please email Ravenna customer service at using the email address connected to your Ravenna account. For questions regarding any other part of the admissions process, please don't hesitate to contact Sharon Smith at 412-963-8644.

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