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Thank you for your interest in Synergy School. We invite you to visit us to find out more about our progressive, hands-on approach to education.

We are an inclusive community and actively recruit a diversity of learners and a diversity of families. The criteria we use to evaluate applicants includes academic and social readiness for each grade level, philosophical match between the school and families, and willingness on the part of families to support and participate in our community.

Here's how to get started:


Visit Us

The first step in the admissions process is to schedule a parent tour. Our tours begin at 8:30 AM with an orientation by Director of Admission Rita Franklin, followed by classroom visits. We conclude about 10:30 AM. This tour is for parents only.

Our tours have ended for the season. They will resume in the fall. Please check back in late August to schedule a visit.

Attend an Open House

We recommend that you attend our open house to meet our teachers, staff, parents, and trustees. The entire family is invited. No RSVP is required.

The next open house will be in early December 2018.

Please note: Our open house is not the same as a parent tour. A parent tour includes an orientation by our admissions director as well as classroom visits, allowing you to observe our progressive approach to education in action. Attending a tour is a necessary step in the admissions process.

Submit an Application

Once you have attended a parent tour, a link to our online application is emailed to you. The deadline to apply for the 2018-2019 school year is Friday, January 5, 2018.

Schedule a Student Visit and Parent Interview

Once an application has been submitted, families should expect an email about mid-January asking them to schedule a 20-minute parent interview and a child visit.

Kindergarten applicants attend an hour-long play date on Saturday, February 3, 2018 or Saturday, February 10, 2018.

Applicants for the 1st through 3rd grades are invited for a morning visit.

Fourth and 5th grade applicants spend a half day with us.

Middle school applicants come for a day-long shadow visit.

Evaluations and Transcripts

Teacher evaluations for all grade levels and student transcripts for 1st through 8th grade are due no later than Wednesday, January 31, 2018.

Families are asked to sign the applicable forms below and give them to their child's teacher.

Young K – 1st Grade Student Evaluation Form

2nd – 8th Grade Student Evaluation Form

2nd – 8th Grade Information Release Form

Decision Letters

Young kindergarten letters are mailed Monday, March 5, 2018.

Kindergarten through 8th grade letters are mailed Wednesday, March 14, 2018.


Bay Area Directors of Admissions' Principles of Good Practice