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We look forward to supporting your family through the Redwood Day Admissions process! As you move through the admissions process and into the application process, our goal is that your experience is easy to navigate, inclusive, reflective, and enjoyable.

Please explore the steps of the process outlined below and never hesitate to reach out with any questions and to let us know how we can best support your family!

List of 6 items.

  • Step 1: Inquire

    Call us or visit our website to request information and schedule a time to visit us. Our website will give you a detailed look at our curriculum, program information, admissions policies, and application materials.
  • Step 2: Connect With Us

    We invite you to connect with Redwood Day during the admissions process to get to know our faculty, staff, and community. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all events this year are being held virtually until further notice. Please see our website for more information on upcoming events. 
  • Step 3: Apply to Redwood Day

    Priority (Current Redwood Day families, siblings of alumni, and faculty/staff children) Application Due Date: October 1, 2021

    Optional Early 2021-22 Application Due Date: December 13, 2021 ($65 application fee)
    Final 2021-22 Application Due Date: January 19, 2022 ($100 application fee)

    Although applications are not due until January 19, 2022, we ask that families who are ready to apply earlier do so by December 13, 2021 (with a reduced application fee!). Applications can be submitted online. We’ll confirm receipt of your application within one week.
  • Step 4: Assessments, Visits, and Testing

    January and February 2022 – We are currently finalizing assessments for 2022-2023 applicants. We will be in touch with you to schedule an assessment once your application is received.

    ASSESSMENTS
    Our assessments allow the Admissions Committee and additional faculty to get to know your child from both a social-emotional and academic perspective. An assessment is just one way we learn how a child will connect with, benefit from, and add to the learning community at Redwood Day.

    Kindergarten and 1st Grade assessments are designed to determine the developmental readiness of a child for our program. Assessments for 2nd-8th Grade applicants typically involve activities, interviews, and academic work packets that include reading, writing, math, and spelling components. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, assessments (K-8) will be conducted in a different format. Redwood Day is currently developing our assessment process and more information will be available to families once this is finalized. Assessments are available to applicants only. 

    SCHOOL VISITS

    K-1st Grade Visits:
    At times we have had K-1st grade applicants visit our campus. Due to the health and safety considerations of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be hosting any K-1st grade applicants for on campus visits this year.

    2nd - 5th Grade Visits:

    Due to the health and safety considerations of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be hosting any K-5th grade applicants for on campus visits this year.

    Middle School Visits:
    Due to the health and safety considerations of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be hosting any middle school applicants for on campus visits. 

    SSAT CHARACTER SKILLS SNAPSHOT AND ISEE
    Redwood Day will not be accepting Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE) results for 6th-8th grade applications for the 2022-2023 school year. We require that applicants for 6th-8th grade complete and submit the SSAT Character Skills Snapshot by February 2, 2022, by 8:00 p.m. The Character Skills Snapshot is an online survey administered by the SSAT that measures a student's preferences, attitudes, and beliefs about their own character, including intellectual, intrapersonal, and interpersonal skills.

    To register for the Character Skills Snapshot, or to read the FAQ Sheet, please visit ssat.org. Please note that you will not be able to select Redwood Day as a recipient of the Snapshot until after you receive your Snapshot Results. Click HERE for directions.
  • Step 5: Complete Your Redwood Day Application

    2021-22 Deadlines and Notification Dates
    • October 1, 2021 (For Priority Applicants Only) - Admissions applications due from priority applicants (siblings of Redwood Day students and alumni or children of faculty/staff).

    • November 1, 2021 (For Priority Applicants Only) - Tuition assistance application deadline for current Redwood Day families and faculty/staff.

    • December 2, 2021 (For Priority Applicants Only) - SSAT Character Skills Snapshot must be completed by 8:00 p.m. (middle school applicants only). All supplemental documents should be uploaded through School Admin: fall report card; previous two years report cards; letter of recommendation; student statement (for middle school applicants only).

    • December 13, 2021 - Optional early admissions application deadline (with $65 application fee).

    • January 19, 2022 - Admissions applications for the 2022-23 school year are due ($100 application fee)! Tuition assistance applications due from new admissions applicants.
  • Step 6: Make Your School Decision

    Admissions decisions will be communicated to families by Redwood Day (and all East Bay Independent Schools) on March 17, 2022. Tuition Assistance decisions will be communicated at the same time. Please reach out to us if you would like to visit one last time or talk with anyone within our community.

    Enrollment Decisions for families are due back to Redwood Day on Thursday, March 25, 2022, at 10:00 am.

Check Out Our Viewbook

Downloads

  • K-8 Application Requirements
    Download this document to view the application requirements for each grade.
  • Tuition Assistance Booklet
    Our Tuition Assistance Program info! Browse FAQs, policies, timeline, and requirements.
  • Middle School Student Statement
    Applicants to grades 6-8 should complete this statement (handwritten, please) and submit by email or hard copy.
  • 2021-22 Records Release Form
    Please sign the completed form and submit it to the registrar or records office at your child’s current school. This signed form must be submitted directly to the current school by the student’s parent or legal guardian so that the current school has permission to send copies of student records to Redwood Day.

2021-22 Deadlines

October 1, 2021 (For Priority Applicants Only)
Admissions applications due from priority applicants (siblings of Redwood Day students and alumni or children of faculty/staff).
 
November 1, 2021 (For Priority Applicants Only)
Tuition assistance application deadline for current Redwood Day families and faculty/staff.
 
December 2, 2021 (For Priority Applicants Only)
SSAT Character Skills Snapshot must be completed by 8:00 p.m. (middle school applicants only). All supplemental documents should be uploaded through School Admin: fall report card; previous two years report cards; letter of recommendation; student statement (for middle school applicants only). 
 
December 13, 2021
Optional early admissions application deadline (with $65 application fee).
 
January 19, 2022
Admissions applications for the 2022-23 school year are due ($100 application fee)! Tuition assistance applications due from new admissions applicants.
 
February 2, 2022
SSAT Character Skills Snapshot must be completed by 8:00 p.m. PST (middle school applicants only). All supplemental documents should be uploaded through School Admin: fall report card; previous two years report cards; letter of recommendation; student statement (for middle school applicants only). 
 
February 7, 2022
Enrollment materials for 2022-23 Redwood Day enrollment will be sent to returning Redwood Day families electronically on February 7. Contracts and enrollment deposits must be submitted electronically by February 17, 2022, by 9:00 a.m.
 
March 17, 2022
Prospective Redwood Day families can expect to receive emailed Admissions decisions this afternoon. Family decisions will be due back the following Thursday, March 24. These dates are shared by all member schools of the East Bay Independent Schools Association (EBISA).
 
March 24, 2022
Enrollment decisions and contracts from new Redwood Day families are due by 10:00 a.m.