Working in conjunction with their existing school management software, Ravenna helped Brooklyn Friends efficiently process a growing volume of applications while giving voice to a broader community of reviewers.
Guided by the Quaker belief that there is a Divine Light in everyone, Brooklyn Friends School cultivates an intellectually ambitious and diverse community that celebrates each individual’s gifts. In this rich learning environment, they inspire all members of the community to voice their convictions, to discover and pursue their passions, and to seek the truth.
With an increasing applicant pool, the admission team at Brooklyn Friends was struggling to keep up with the growing paperwork. When they realized that they were spending more time filing than they were getting to know their families, they knew that they needed to shift their energies. And having implemented Senior Systems in the previous year, it was important to find an admission system that worked alongside their suite of existing applications.
With Ravenna ADMIT, Brooklyn Friends found a comprehensive system that handled all aspects of the admission process –including inquiries, online admissions, and collaborative review. While Senior Systems continued to be Brooklyn Friends’ “all-school database” after families matriculate, ADMIT handled their admission needs and gave them complete visibility into the funnel of applicants.
Reflecting on the admission review process, Karine Blemur-Chapman, Director of All-School Enrollment, was struck by how much more connected the admission committee became because of ADMIT. Access to one another’s thoughts and opinions in real-time ensured that everyone was always present and had a voice –an idea that is central to Brooklyn Friends’ mission. And personally, Karine appreciated that family application information was always at her fingertips –wherever she happened to be. As an unexpected benefit, Karine believes that ADMIT reduced the stress for applying families by giving them real-time control and visibility into the application process. And because of that, their interactions with parents during the admission process were about establishing relationships and not about managing the stress.