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Application process

Step 1: Inquire.

If you’re interested in learning more about AVS, the first step is to complete our very brief inquiry form to get onto our mailing list and to open your account with Ravenna – the software on which our Admissions Portal operates.

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Step 2: Attend an information session

In light of COVID-19 and health and safety precautions, visitors to campus are strictly limited. We will still ensure that you receive a deeper look into our philosophy, programs, and a sense of our school community. We can't wait to meet you.

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Step 3: Submit an application

The priority application deadline for the 2022–2023  school year is January 19, 2022. ​​Applications are accepted after this date based on space availability only. A $100 application fee is due with the application.

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Step 4: Schedule a student meet-and-greet

Individual one-on-one meetings will be scheduled by our teaching staff.

  • Required for 1st-8th grade only.
  • JK/K applicants will provide an ISSFBA shared video assessment.

Details on the Admissions Portal

Step 5: Explore optional steps

Once you have submitted an application you will be invited:

  • To visit our campus in person with your child on a weekend.
  • To schedule a parent meeting (interview) with a member of our Admissions team or a division head. 

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Step 6: Receive a decision letter

Decision letters will be electronically delivered to your email address on the following dates:

  • Sibling applicants: Dec. 6, 2021
  • JK applicants: March 8, 2022
  • K–7th applicants: March 17, 2022

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.