Admissions: How to Apply

Rise Prep opens Fall 2017 for students entering 6th grade.

We’re in the process of forming our first community of scholars. We’re looking for families and students from diverse backgrounds who want to be challenged, who strive for academic success, who don't see mistakes and struggle as failure, who are open to mentors and friendships across differences, and who know the importance of character formation and compassion. 

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Formulario de inscripcion

Do you want to be part of this motivated group of students that’s ready to learn? Here’s what to expect when you apply.

Application Process

  1. School Tour. Come visit! Meet the Head of School and other staff, hear about our program and academics, and get your questions answered. We'd love to meet you and help in your process of discerning the right school.

  2. Application Form is now available. Deadline is March 30th. Here’s what’s involved:

    • Parent/guardian section. Your input and desires are very important to us.

    • Student section. Help us get to know you as genuinely as you can.

    • Recommendation. Please ask a non-guardian adult who knows the student well to write a recommendation letter or fill out the form we'll provide. They may send it in separately for confidentiality.

  3. Family Interview. This gives us a fuller opportunity to meet you--to hear from both the adult(s) of the household as well as the student. 

  4. Decision Time. We will notify all applicants of our acceptance decisions by the beginning of April. Student commitments and an initial deposit of $200 are due April 7. 

  5. First Class Meeting. In May, we’ll gather all accepted students, families, and faculty to celebrate the end of the year and to look forward together to the fall opening of Rise Prep!

  6. Tuition Payment Plan. We thank God that we are able to offer a private school education at $2,000-- a cost accessible to many. Our financial advisor will be in touch to work out a payment plan that works for your family. 

Non-discriminatory Policy

Rise University Preparatory admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, gender, or sexual orientation, or religious/non-religious affiliation and will treat all students equally as to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. Rise University Preparatory does not discriminate on the basis of these factors in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial award programs, or athletic and other school-administered programs.

Application Timeline

September 15, 2016Application available
September - JanuarySchool tours
March 30, 2017Application due
October - MarchInterviews with parents and students
beginning of AprilApplication decisions communicated
April 7, 2017Student commitment and initial deposit due.

Entering 6th graders: Apply now for 2017-18

Rise Prep tuition is geared to be affordable to families of all income levels and first-to-college scholars. We are committed to educational equity, justice and reconciliation. Therefore, 80% of our seats are reserved for Bayview scholars, low-income, or first generation college-bound students. 

Tuition at a typical San Francisco private school is $20,000 to $40,000 or more per year. Tuition at Rise Prep is $2,000 per year.

If you're able to afford more, we welcome and strongly encourage you to support Rise Prep financially!

Envision your child at Rise Prep.

Come and meet the Head of School, tour the space and get all of your questions answered!

Tour Dates for parents and students:

  • Saturday, October 15, 9-10:30AM

  • Saturday, November 19, 9-10:30AM

  • Saturday, December 10, 9-10:30AM

  • Saturday, March 4, 10:00-11:30AM


Still have questions?

If you have questions about admissions or school tours, please email: connect@riseprep.org or call: 415.275.1145