FAQs


Admissions Department: Frequently Asked Questions
Last Updated: 8/16/2017


Q. Is Sterne accepting applications?
A. Sterne School’s Admissions Committee is considering applicants for the 2018-2019 school year enrollment. The school is currently full for the 2017-2018 school year. The Admissions Committee is considering applicants for the 2017-2018 school year’s wait pool.

Q. How do I apply?
A. The first step in the application process is to email our Director of Admission Angela Gengras at agengras@sterneschool.org to set up an initial appointment. The first initial appointments are scheduled to begin in September. A full list of required steps for Admissions is provided on the Admissions Process page.

Q. How long will it take for me to receive a response to an initial email?
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 in 2 – 3 business days.

Q. How long will it take to receive the application/enrollment decision?
A. Sterne School participates in the common notification dates as agreed upon by our Bay Area admissions consortiums, which include most independent schools in the Bay Area.

5th-8th Admissions decision notifications for 2018-2019 school year enrollment will be emailed on March 15, 2018 after 12 p.m.

High School Admissions decision notifications for 2018-2019 school year enrollment will be emailed on March 16, 2018 after 4 p.m.

After the March 2018 first round decisions, Sterne School Admissions’ decisions for fall 2018 will be made on a rolling, space available basis. Rolling decisions are provided to each family after the Student Visit Day and after the Admissions Committee has reviewed all required supporting materials.

Regarding enrollment for the current 2017-2018 school year, first round decisions were sent last school year in March 2017. We are full for the 2017-2018 school year, but applicants are welcome to apply to join the 2017-2018 wait pool on a rolling basis. The Admissions Committee provides rolling decisions (denials or invitations to join the wait pool) for the 2017-2018 wait pool after the Student Visit Day and after the Admissions Committee has reviewed all required supporting materials.


Q. When do the Student Visit Days begin and how do I schedule a Student Visit Day?
A. The Student Visit Days begin in October 2017. Please email the Director of Admission Angela Gengras at agengras@sterneschool.org to schedule your initial appointment with her and start the admissions process.


Q. How may the parent(s)/guardian(s) visit the school?
A. At any point in the Admissions process, the parent(s)/guardian(s) are invited to attend an Open House.

Typically, in the case of High School Open Houses, the student will attend an Open House along with the parent(s)/guardian(s), although student attendance at an Open House is not required.

Generally, in the case of 4th-8th grade Open Houses, the parent(s)/guardian(s) attend without the student, although students are welcome.

Please email the Director of Admission Angela Gengras at agengras@sterneschool.org to RSVP for an Open House.

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