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Dear Prospective Families,

Thank you for showing your interest in Alta Vista School. We're delighted to welcome you to our website and hope you enjoy learning more about our program and application process.

Nestled in the heart of San Francisco, Alta Vista School is an independent day school serving students from Junior Kindergarten to 8th grade. With over a decade of history, our school is dedicated to cultivating a love for learning through our STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) curriculum and whole-child approach. Our core values of respect, belonging, kindness, and joy shine through in every corner of our school, from our classrooms and playgrounds to our labs and across our vibrant campus.

To give you a sense of what life is like at AVS, we invite you to explore these sections of our website:

Mission, vision, and values AVS at a glance Academics guide Student life Parents and families The Aviators Blog

We're looking forward to welcoming you to our campus and introducing you to our program during this admissions season. As you'll discover, AVS is a community that truly values personal connections, and we look forward to working  with our prospective families throughout this process.

To get your journey started, we recommend completing our inquiry form on Ravenna, a web-based application portal also used by many other Bay Area Independent Schools. On Ravenna, you can sign up for admissions events and keep track of all the steps related to your application. You can also find a list of application steps on our Application Timeline page and learn more about tuition and affordability in the Affording Alta Vista School section.

We understand that choosing the right school for your child is a significant and exciting decision. Please know that we are here to support you at every stage. Our community members are ready to answer your questions, provide guidance, and give you a glimpse of what makes Alta Vista School truly special.

We're looking forward to seeing you very soon!


The AVS Admissions Team

Phone: 415-578-3729

Abby Miller Gudich
Director of Admissions and Enrollment

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Angelina Ward
Associate Director of Admissions