How to Apply

The admissions season for 2021-2022 opens in October. Please see these step-by-step instructions for our application process. Each step must be completed before continuing onto the next step. 

Step by Step Instructions

Admissions Deadlines & Decisions

Sterne School is a member of the Independent Schools of the San Francisco Bay Area (ISSFBA) Bay Area Directors of Admissions (BADA - grades K-8), and Bay Area Admissions Directors (BAAD - grades 9-12) and follows the Bay Area Directors of Admissions (BADA) Principles of Good Practice and Bay Area Admissions Directors (BAAD) Principles of Good Practice. We also adhere to the BADA Decision Week Guidelines.

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Nondiscrimination Policy

Sterne School admits students of any race, color, religion, disability and national or ethnic origin, and accords to them all the privileges, programs, and activities made available at the school. Sterne School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, disability, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, marital status, sex or age in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, financial assistance, athletic, and other school administered programs.