How to Apply to Middle School

1. Get to know Alta Vista

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. Come visit

Middle School Tours are held weekly when school is in session and begin on October 15th, 2019. These adult-only tours provide an opportunity to explore the campus, visit classes while in session, and ask questions. Please register on Ravenna-Hub.

In addition to the school tour, we encourage you to attend these optional events:

Middle School Info Night

Thursday, November 7th, 5:30 - 7pm

Middle School Campus

This adult-only event is designed to offer prospective families the opportunity to converse with current faculty, students, and parents.

Middle School Open House

Saturday, December 7th, 10am - 12pm

Middle School Campus

Join us to learn more about our dynamic middle school program. Bring the whole family! Get ready to tackle an engineering challenge, meet administrators, teachers, and hear from alumni.

Prospective Families Social

This adult-only event is designed to offer prospective families the opportunity to converse with current parents. 

Register for all events on Ravenna-Hub.

3. Complete an application

Please submit your application using Ravenna-Hub before the middle school application deadline of January 17th, 2020. A $100 application fee is due with the application.

4. Complete an onsite visit

After your child’s middle school application has been processed, they will be invited on campus for a math and writing assessment. Please note that due to the limit of open seats, only a select few applicants will be invited back for a full-day “shadow day” visit.

5. Receive a decision letter

Decision letters will be electronically delivered on March 19th, 2020. A one-time enrollment deposit of $1,000 is due for each student upon enrollment.

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