Admissions: How to Apply

Applications available now for Fall 2019 for students entering 6th grade.

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. 

Download application form

Coming soon: 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 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. 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 such as a teacher to write a recommendation. 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 applicants of our first round acceptance decisions in March. Student commitments and an initial deposit of $200 are due April 19. 

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

  6. Tuition Payment Plan. We thank God that we are able to offer a private school education at $2,100-- a cost accessible to many. Our financial advisor will be in touch to work out a payment plan that works for your family, and possible scholarship options.

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 14, 2018Application available
October - MarchSchool tours
February 1, 2019Application deadline
March 2019First round acceptance decisions
April 5, 2019Late application deadline
April 19, 2019Student commitment and initial deposit due.

Entering 6th graders: Applications for 2019-20 available now!

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 $2,100 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 staff, tour the space and get all of your questions answered!

Weekday School Tours. Experience class in session.

  • Thursday, October 25, 9:30am

  • Thursday, January 17, 9:30 am

Weekend Open Houses. Meet faculty and current students.

  • Saturday, December 1, 9:30 am

  • Saturday, February 23, 9:30 am

Still have questions?

If you have questions about admissions or school tours, please email: or call: 415.966.1963