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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!

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  • 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 15, 2020

    Optional Early 2020-21 Application Due Date: December 13, 2020 ($65 application fee)
    Final 2020-21 Application Due Date: January 17, 2021 ($100 application fee)

    Although applications are not due until January 17, 2021, we ask that families who are ready to apply earlier do so by December 13, 2020 (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 2021 – We are currently finalizing assessments for 2021-2022 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 2021-2022 school year. We require that applicants for 6th-8th grade complete and submit the SSAT Character Skills Snapshot by February 3, 2021, 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 15, 2020: Priority admissions application deadline! Priority applicants either have a sibling already attending Redwood Day, have an alumni sibling, or are children of Redwood Day faculty and staff.
    • November 2, 2020: Priority Tuition Assistance Application Deadline (for all current Redwood Day families and faculty/staff).
    • December 13, 2020: Optional Early Admissions Application deadline (reduced application fee).
    • January 17, 2021: Admissions Application deadline.
    • January 17, 2021: Tuition Assistance application deadline.
  • Step 6: Make Your School Decision

    Admissions decisions will be communicated to families by Redwood Day (and all East Bay Independent Schools) on March 18, 2021. 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 from families are due back to Redwood Day on Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 9 a.m.

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2020-21 Deadlines

October 15, 2020 (For Priority Applicants Only)
Admissions applications due from priority applicants (siblings of Redwood Day students and alumni or children of faculty/staff).

November 2, 2020 (For Priority Applicants Only)
Tuition assistance application deadline for current Redwood Day families and faculty/staff.

December 2, 2020 (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, 2020
Optional early admissions application deadline (with $65 application fee).
 
January 17, 2021
Admissions applications for the 2021-22 school year are due ($100 application fee)! Tuition assistance applications due from new admissions applicants.

February 3, 2021
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 8, 2021
Enrollment materials for 2021-22 Redwood Day enrollment will be sent to returning Redwood Day families electronically on January 28. Contracts and enrollment deposits must be submitted electronically by February 8, 2021, by 9:00 a.m.

March 18, 2021
Prospective Redwood Day families can expect to receive emailed Admissions decisions this afternoon. Family decisions will be due back the following Thursday, March 25. These dates are shared by all member schools of the East Bay Independent Schools Association (EBISA).

March 25, 2021
Enrollment decisions and contracts from new Redwood Day families are due by 10:00 a.m.