Applications for the 2020-21 academic year are now available.

The admission process at Browning begins in the fall prior to the year of enrollment. Browning is one of the New York City independent schools using a web-based application called Ravenna for the submission of online applications. Ravenna allows families to apply to schools and efficiently track the status of an application online. Additionally, through Ravenna, you will be able to schedule admission events and view decision notification.

How to Begin

To begin your application, go to Ravenna and create an account. Make sure to create your account using an email address that you will have access to throughout the admission season, as this will be your primary email contact with our school.

Each division has its own application process. Please follow the links below for detailed instructions. If you have questions that are not addressed in these sections, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions or email Pamela Turner at



Lower School (Grade One through Grade Four)

Middle School (Grade Five through Form II)

Upper School (Form III through Form VI)

Support or Help

If at any point you should have a question about Ravenna and your application, please contact them at Please note that support inquiries should be initiated through the email address you used to create your Ravenna account, in order to protect your privacy.

Financial aid is available at all grade levels and is awarded solely on the basis of need. If you are applying for financial aid and would like to obtain a waiver code for our application fee, please call our office at 212.838.0205. For more information regarding Financial Aid, or testing fee waivers, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions.

The Browning viewbook is now available online.

We look forward to hearing from you and getting to know you throughout the application process! 

Non-Discriminatory Policy

The Browning School admits students of any race, color, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin to all the rights and privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarships and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.