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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

A School tour and an Information Night are mandatory steps for finalizing your application. You can sign up for all events through your Ravenna profile.

School tours run at lower and middle school campuses from October to January. This one-hour in-person event is an excellent opportunity to glimpse life in action at Alta Vista School, and you will gain insight into our philosophy, programs, and community. 
This event is for adults only.

Information Nights will be held in the evenings on Zoom. Join us for a 60-minute virtual session where you will learn more about our exciting curriculum, have time to engage with our Head of School, Division Head, and Director of Admissions, as well as meet some current parents in our community. There will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end. 

Learn more about visiting campus and information sessions

Explore optional steps

  • To attend “Aviator 4 a Day”, an exciting in-person event meant for applicants to see what life is like at Alta Vista School with engaging activities conducted by our passionate teaching staff. 
  • Attend “Get to Know Us Events,” such as an evening with our Lower School Specialist Team or a session focusing on our SEL/DEI programs. 

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Step 3: Submit an application

The priority application deadline for the 2023–2024 school year is January 19, 2023. ​​Applications are accepted after this date based on space availability only. 
A $100 application fee is due with the application.

Optional: Schedule a parent conference with a member of our Admissions Team or a Division Head. 

Apply now on the Admissions Portal

Step 4: Schedule a visit

  • 1st-7th grade students are invited to visit Alta Vista and participate in classroom activities.
  • JK and K applicants will be invited to a Saturday playgroup conducted by our teaching staff. Only one date and time slot is required.
     Playgroups are held from 9am-10am or 11am-12pm.
    • January 21, 2023
    • January 28, 2023
    • February 4, 2023
    • February 11, 2023

Details on the Admissions Portal

Step 5: Receive a decision letter

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

  • JK applicants: March 7, 2023 by noon
    K–7th applicants: March 16, 2023 by noon

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.