How to Apply
There are two application streams: one for Elementary School students (Grades K through 4), and one for Middle School students (Grades 5 through 8). Both streams start with contacting the Office of Admissions, a required step in the Admissions process.
Step One: Submit an Admissions Inquiry Form
The first step towards becoming a Prospect Sierra family is to let us know about your child. Get started today by completing the Admissions Inquiry Form.
Step Two: Attend an Information Day
You are invited to come and receive an overview of the school, attend workshops led by teachers, and see the facilities. No reservations required. Information packets and applications are available, and there will be an opportunity to reserve a place on a school tour.
Grades K-4 Information Day
Sunday, November 3, 2013, 12:30–3:30 p.m.
The Elementary Information Day Program is for parents and guardians (adults only please).
Grades 5-8 Information Day
Sunday, October 27, 2013, 12:30–4:00 p.m.
The Middle School Information Day Program is for parents, guardians, and middle school applicants.
Step Three: Join Us for a School Tour
Schedule and attend a school tour. Reserve a tour on Information Day or by contacting the Admissions Office after the admissions information day.Tours conclude in a question-and-answer session with the Head of School, Division Head, Director of Admissions, and current parents/guardians.
Grades K-4 School Tour
Tours are held on selected weekdays from 8:45-10:45 a.m. (Parents/guardians applying to the elementary school are strongly encouraged to tour the middle school, as well! Please inquire when you reserve your elementary tour.)
Grades 5-8 School Tour
Tours are held on selected weekdays from 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Step Four: Apply
Complete and submit an application and required forms as early as possible, including the nonrefundable application fee.
· Priority Due Date – December 11, 2013. Reduced application fee of $75 if application received on or before December 11.
· Final Due Date – January 13, 2014. Application fee $100 if application received after December 11, 2013
Need Tuition Assistance?
Families interested in tuition assistance please visit the Tuition and Affordability page for more information. Families should submit an application as soon as possible, and no later than January 13, 2014. You may apply online at http://sss.nais.org/parents/. You can also learn about the Tuition Support Program here. Please contact Peggy Snyder at 510.528.5800 x226 for further information.
Grades 5-8 ISEE
Middle school applicants must take the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) no later than January 2013 and submit results to the Admissions Office. See the ISEE Online Guide for testing information, registration forms, and deadlines. Prospect Sierra is one of the test sites.
Step Five: Schedule an Applicant Visit
Upon receiving your application, the school will contact you to schedule your child’s visit.
Grades K-4 Visits
Kindergarten applicants come to Prospect Sierra for 2 hours in January or February. Applicants for grades 1-4 come for 2 hours on Saturday, February 8, 2014.
Grades 5-8 Visits
Sixth grade applicants participate in a group activity day in February. Applicants for grades 5, 7, and 8 visit their current grade at Prospect Sierra in February.
Step Six: Receive Notification
In accordance with East Bay Independent School Association agreements, Prospect Sierra notifies families on March 14, 2014.
Step Seven: Return Your Contract
Also in accordance with East Bay Independent School Association agreements, Prospect Sierra asks families to return contracts as soon as possible, no later than March 21, 2014.
Interested? Download an Application
Questions? Contact Us!
Director of Admissions
phone 510.236.5800, ext 324
Middle School Admissions
phone 510.528.5800, ext 230
Associate Director of
Elementary School Admissions
phone 510.236.5800, ext 325