Application Process

First Steps—Explore

Complete an Inquiry Form

Complete our inquiry form and sign up to schedule a Parent Tour, Open House, Student Shadow Visit or request additional information about our high school. We look forward to learning more about your student and family.

Inquire - VISIT

Parent Tours

Parent Tours are held on Wednesday mornings, September through January, from 8:30 am to 10 am. Tours give parents a first-hand look at high school Main Lesson classes in progress. Main Lesson is a concentrated morning academic period scheduled in blocks; subjects include the sciences, mathematics, and humanities.

Fall Parent Tours, September through January, are reserved for parents of 8th grade students and potential high school transfer students. Tours in the spring are scheduled once a month. Parents of students in any grade are welcome to register for a spring tour.

Student Visit

Student visits are scheduled most Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from September through mid-January. The day runs from 8:00 am to 1:45 pm with lunch provided.

Student visitors are paired with a Student Ambassador and begin the day with Main Lesson. Track classes follow; please let the Admissions Office know ahead of time if you are interested in attending a specific track classes—mathematics, languages, music, etc.

Student visitors also write a brief essay and participate in one-on-one or small group interviews.

Open House

Attending an Open House gives families the opportunity to explore the school, meet teachers, attend a sample class, and hear from current students and alumni.

Next Steps—Apply

Application Deadline for Fall 2018 was January 11, 2018

The application deadline for Fall of 2018 is now past. Please contact the office for information on late applications.

Explore Affordable Tuition Program

Optional but Informative

Parent Meeting with Admission Director

We welcome the opportunity to learn more about your child's interests, learning styles, and hopes for high school. We also want to answer any questions you have about the high school program. The Parent Meeting is an opportunity to have these discussions.

Scheduling for Parent Meetings begins in January after a student application is submitted. The meetings, roughly 45-minutes, are optional but highly recommended. Call (415) 213-6151 or email to schedule.

Principles of Good Practice - Shared admission practices agreed upon by Bay Area Admission Directors for local independent high schools

Admission Office

Renita LiVolsi

High School Admission Director

Charlene Davis

Admission Associate

HS Admission Dates

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