How to Apply to Lower School

1. Explore

Welcome and thank you for considering Alta Vista School! For a brief description of our program, please read the Alta Vista At a Glance page. If our school feels like the right fit for your family, please submit an Inquiry Form. All steps in the admission process, including tours, events, and forms, are completed through Ravenna-Hub.

2. Visit

In light of Covid-19 and health and safety precautions, visitors will not be allowed to our campus this fall. Instead, we will offer a number of virtual experiences for families to get to know Alta Vista School. You will still get a deeper look into our philosophy, programs, and a sense of our school community. We can't wait to meet you.

Admissions information session dates will be posted in September.

You will need to register for any of our admission events through your Ravenna account. If you haven't yet created an account, you can do so here.

Register for all events on Ravenna-Hub.

3. Apply


The application deadlines for the 2021/2022 admission season are as follows:

  • Lower School: 

  • Middle School:​

  • Sibling Applicants:

 Please complete your application using Ravenna-HubA $100 application fee is due with the application.

4. Parent/Guardian/Student visitation

At Alta Vista School, we value community relationships that inspire and connect. To that end, we are working on planning different types of events for the fall of 2020 that will continue to reflect our school values while adhering to shelter-in-place guidelines. Please know that we will update our website with details of events by early September.

5. Receive a decision letter

Decision letters will be electronically delivered on the following dates:

  • Junior Kindergarten: March 8th, 2021

  • K - 8: March 17th, 2021

  • Sibling decisions:

Admissions decisions are based on the following considerations: academic readiness, social development, the balance of temperaments and genders within a classroom.

Non-discrimination Policy

We are committed to creating a diverse community. Alta Vista School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic origin, religion, gender, lifestyle, sexual orientation, disability or age in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, financial aid, athletic and other school-administered programs, hiring practices, and privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students, parents, and employees of the school.

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for curious young minds

Lower School Campus:

450 Somerset Street | San Francisco, CA 94134 | ​Tel: 415-467-3700 

Middle School Campus:

2558 Mission Street | San Francisco, CA 94110 | Tel: 415-510-8492