Admissions Process

The application and event registration for fall 2025 admission will open on Ravenna in late August 2024.



Step 1: Explore Bay

Complete your student profile on Ravenna. From the School Directory, select The Bay School of San Francisco and click Apply (note: this does not actually start an application). You will then be able to register for Bay admission events.

Events are limited to prospective 8th-grade and transfer families. Reservations are required and space is limited.  

Step 2: Submit Your Application

Your Ravenna account will display a checklist for your application to Bay. Each step will be marked as complete by our office as your documents are received and processed.

A complete application to The Bay School of San Francisco will include:

  • Part 1: parent/guardian application
  • Part 2: student application
  • Current and previous year’s transcripts
  • Principal/counselor recommendation
  • Current English teacher recommendation
  • Current math teacher recommendation
  • Completed student interview
  • $90 application fee or fee waiver

Request transcripts from your school’s registrar. Official transcripts must come directly from your current school via online submission, email, or mail in sealed envelopes. You may print a copy of the request form through your Ravenna account. Your school may submit transcripts later than the application deadline, but applicants should submit their transcript request to their current school well before this deadline. 

Recommendations can be requested within Ravenna and submitted by your teachers online. Please consult with your current school and use their preferred method to request these forms.

The Bay School removed standardized testing from its admission process in 2021. Learn more about the decision.

Step 3: Schedule Your Student Interview

Get to know more about Bay, and share more about yourself with us. Interviews are one-on-one and 25 minutes long. A student interview is required, and cannot be scheduled until the parent/guardian application is complete. 

Step 4: Apply for Flexible Tuition

The Bay School is committed to serving a diverse population of students from every economic background. No one should hesitate to apply for admission to Bay due to lack of financial resources.

Applications for the Flexible Tuition Program should be submitted via FACTS. Visit FACTS for more information and to apply.

If you would like to connect with someone in our admissions office, please email [email protected]