How to Apply

1. Inquire

If our school feels like the right fit for your family, please submit an Inquiry Form.

2. Attend an Information Session

In light of Covid-19 and health and safety precautions, visitors will not be allowed to our campus this fall. Instead, we are offering a number of monthly virtual experiences. 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.

Prospective Family Information Sessions 
October 8, November 5, December 3, 2020, and January 7, 2021
Get to Know Us  
October 22, November 19 and December 17, 2020
Aviator for a Day 
January 23, 2021 | Junior Kindergarten - 5th grade
February 7, 2021 | 6th grade - 8th grade
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.

If you would like to attend an admissions information event in a language other than English, please email Admissions at or call (650) 644-8498.

3. Submit an Application

The priority application deadline for the 2021 / 2022  school year is January 29, 2021. ​​Applications will be accepted after this date on space availability only.

Please complete your application using Ravenna-Hub

A $100 application fee is due with the application.

4. Schedule Student Meet-n-Greet

December 1, 2020 - February 26, 2021
  • Required for 1st-8th grade only

  • JK/K applicants will provide an ISSFBA shared video assessment

Please check Ravenna-Hub for details​

5. Additional Options for Applicant Families

Once you have submitted an application you will be invited to join us for these intimate community gatherings.

Visit with:

  • Current Parents

  • Heads of School & Division Heads

  • The Admissions Team

  • Middle School / Lower School Teachers

6. Receive a Decision Letter

Decision letters will be electronically delivered on the following dates:

  • Junior Kindergarten: March 9, 2021
  • Kindergarten - 8th grade: March 18, 2021
  • Sibling decisions: December 17, 2020​​​
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.