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We’ve designed each step of the process to be meaningful and helpful in understanding the College for School Culture. We encourage your questions and welcome your insights.
Make a personal connection
Contact us and we will be happy to answer your questions. We are small by design so feel free to send us an email or call us.
How do we make decisions?
We use the admissions process to help us get to know you better and understand your vision for education. Our admission committee reviews applications to create a generative cohort. Here are some qualities that successful candidates express in their application:
- A passion for students and learning
- A curiosity and drive for lifelong learning
- A commitment to pursuing a career as an educational leader
- Their unique background and point-of-view
- Core values that resonate with collaboration, reflection, inquiry, and innovation
The Admissions Process
The UCDS College for School Culture uses the Ravenna Solutions Online Application System. Once you’ve created an account in the Ravenna system, you will gain access to the application itself. Each of these application steps is detailed inside Ravenna. You can also use Ravenna to track the progress of your application:
- Submit application form
- Pay $50 application fee
- Complete and submit essay form
- Email your Curriculum Vitae (CV) or resume
- Submit 2 recommendation forms (1 professional reference, 1 personal reference)
- Email transcripts
- Schedule an interview
The UCDS College for School Culture is now accepting applications. We will begin reviewing applications on Monday, February 3, 2020. Applicants will be considered on a rolling, space-available basis.
To be admitted to the UCDS College for School Culture, an individual must submit all required application materials detailed in the admissions process above. Applicants must also have earned a bachelor’s degree from an institution accredited by an association recognized by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education, be a US citizen or permanent resident, and be proficient in the English language. Applicants whose native language is not English may demonstrate proficiency in one of the following two ways: 1) A bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree from an accredited institution in the United States where English is the medium of instruction or 2) Official TOEFL Score.
Living in a diverse world presents challenges and joys. We believe each of us is entitled to an equitable and safe environment, which promotes acceptance and appreciation of ourselves as well as others. Our school is a community that strives to lead by example in respecting and affirming the unique qualities of each person. We actively seek individuals from a wide spectrum of backgrounds. The UCDS College for School Culture recognizes that different backgrounds and perspectives can sometimes create tension, but also stimulate growth and new possibilities; we encourage courageous conversation to challenge assumptions and foster greater understanding among people. We value what each of us contributes to the whole and envision our school as a mosaic that reflects the broader community.
For over 100 years, UCDS has been a vibrant educational community with a focus on individualized curriculum and supporting each child’s social and emotional development. The multi-age classrooms are innovative learning environments where students and faculty are engaged, challenged, and encouraged. We welcome you to visit campus and experience our community when students and faculty are working together. You’ll have time in classrooms as well as the opportunity to speak with members of the UCDS College for School Culture faculty.