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Application process

Thank you for your interest in applying to Alta Vista School. The first step in the admission process is completing an Inquiry Form to create an application in Ravenna, our online admissions system. Once your account is created, you'll be able to sign up for admissions tours and events, as well as access application forms and materials when you're ready to apply.

Please expand the sections below to learn more about the application requirements for each grade level. Reach out to with any questions. 

Steps to Apply


Application Deadlines

We are now accepting inquiries for the 2024-25 school year. You can begin your process by inquiring here.

September-December: Sign up for a tour. This is a requirement to submit an application. We highly recommend also attending our Aviator for a Day events on Saturday October 21, 2023 (Lower School applicants) and Middle School campus on Saturday November 4, 2023

January 5, 2024 — Application Deadline 

Junior Kindergarten-Grade 7 applications are due on this date. Please contact Admissions to request a fee waiver. Admissions documents are due for 

January and February— Sign up and attend a Playgroup or Shadow Day. This is a requirement to complete an application. 

February 9, 2024 — Tuition Assistance Application Deadline. Families should submit their applications and documents through Clarity.

March 5, 2024 —Admissions Decisions Sent Electronically to Junior Kindergarten applicants 

March 14, 2024 —Admissions Decisions Sent Electronically to K to 7 applicants. Parents and guardians will have a week to contemplate their decision and share it with the school.

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.