Admissions Department: Frequently Asked Questions
Last Updated: 4/1/2017

Q. Is Sterne still accepting applications for 2017-18 school year?
A. Yes

Q. How do I apply?
A. The first step in the application process is to email our Director of Admission, Angela Gengras, agengras@sterneschool.org. A full list of application steps is listed on our Admissions Process page.

Q. How long will it take for me to get a response?
A. Our Admissions Department makes every effort to respond in a timely manner. Once an email is sent to our Director of Admission, a response can be expected between 2 – 3 business days.

Q. How long will it take to get the application/enrollment decision?
A. Sterne School participates in the common notification dates as agreed upon by our Bay Area admissions consortiums for middle schools and high schools, which includes most major independent schools in the Bay Area. First round decisions were sent on the common notification dates in March (3/16 for 5th-8th; and 3/17 for High School) along with all other schools in our admissions consortiums.

Post-first round, Sterne reverts to rolling admissions. The applicant’s parent(s)/guardian(s) will be informed of the Sterne Admissions Committee's decision once the required application and associated paperwork has been received, the applicant has participated in a visit day, and the Admissions Committee has had the opportunity to discuss fit and placement. A full list of required steps and paperwork is provided on the Admissions Process webpage.

Q. When does Sterne schedule the applicant’s visit day?
A. Sterne makes every effort to schedule timely visit days for applicants. Sterne schedules applicant visit days throughout the year. Applicant visits are scheduled after the Director of Admission has spoken with the family and reviewed paperwork.

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