FAQs


Admissions Department: Frequently Asked Questions
Last Updated: 6/9/2017


Q. Is Sterne still accepting applications for 2017-18 or 2018-19 school years?
A. Sterne School is full for fall 2017. You may consider applying to join our wait pool; however, the Admissions office will be closed through August 4, 2017. On August 7, we will resume taking applicants through the process to be considered for the 2017-2018 wait pool and begin considering applicants for the 2018-2019 school year.

Q. How do I apply?
A. For those reaching out on or after August 7, 2017, a full list of required steps for Admissions during the school year is provided on the Admissions Process page. At that time, the first step in the application process will be to email our Director of Admission, Angela Gengras, agengras@sterneschool.org.

Q. How long will it take for me to receive a response to an initial email?
A. During July and the first week of August, the Director of Admission will be out of office. You may reach out upon her return on August 7. Our Admissions Department makes every effort to respond in a timely manner. Once an email is sent to our Director of Admission on or after August 7, a response can be expected in 2 – 3 business days.

For urgent matters, you may reach out the Head of School, Ed McManis at emcmanis@sterneschool.org.

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. First round decisions for fall 2017 were sent on the common notification dates in March (3/16/17 for 4th – 8th grades; and 3/17/17 for High School) along with all other schools in our admissions consortiums. Timing will be similar for fall 2018 decisions, with notifications sent in March 2018.

Post-first round decision notifications, Sterne reverts to rolling admissions until the school is full.

At this time, we are full and on a wait pool for fall 2017. On August 7, 2017 we will resume taking applicants through the process to be considered for the 2017-2018 wait pool and begin considering applicants for the 2018-2019 school year. A full list of required steps for Admissions after August 7, 2017, is provided on the Admissions Process webpage.

Q. When does Sterne schedule the applicant’s visit day?
A. The next student visit days will begin in October 2017. Please email the Director of Admission on or after August 7, 2017 to start the application process and schedule student visits.

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