How to Apply

The admissions season for 2021-2022 opened 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, and national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, or sex in the administration of its educational and employment policies, admissions policies, financial aid programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.