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Welcome

Thank you for your interest in Synergy School. We invite you to explore our website and attend an orientation and tour in the fall to learn 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.

Watch video: Welcome to Synergy School

 

"Visit Us"

The first step in the admissions process is to complete an inquiry form. Once the form is submitted, you'll be taken to a link to schedule a parent orientation and virtual walk through the classrooms via Zoom conferencing. Please email admissions@synergyschool.org if you have any questions.

Inquiry Form

Attend a Virtual Information Session

In addition to the parent orientation and virtual walk-through the classrooms, you have the option of also attending an information session with Synergy parents, alumni parents, and co-founder Katherine Czesak.

Friday, October 29, from 9:00 to 10:00 AM

Friday, November 12, from 9:00 to 10:00 AM

Tuesday, December 7, from 9:00 to 10:00 AM

Register

Note: Attending a parent orientation with Admissions Director Rita Franklin is a requirement to submit an application. Attending an information session is not.

Submit an Application

Once you have attended an orientation, a link to our online application is emailed to you. The deadline to apply for the 2022-2023 school year is Friday, January 7, 2022.

Schedule a Student Visit and Parent Interview

Once an application has been submitted, families should expect an email to schedule a 20-minute parent interview via Zoom conferencing. By mid-January, expect another email to schedule either a virtual or an in-person visit and interview for your child, depending on COVID protocols.

One-hour play dates for TK/Kindergarten applicants are scheduled on a Saturday in February.

Two-hour visits for 1st through 5th grade applicants are scheduled from mid-January through late February.

Half-day visits for middle school applicants are scheduled from mid-January through late February, followed by an interview day on a Saturday in February.

Evaluations and Transcripts

Teacher evaluations for all grade levels and student transcripts for 1st through 8th grade are due no later than Monday, January 31, 2022.

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

Transition Kindergarten - Kindergarten Applicant - Evaluation Form - PDF

Transition Kindergarten - Kindergarten Applicant - Evaluation Form - Fill-in PDF

1st  – 8th Grade Applicant Evaluation Form - PDF

1st  – 8th Grade Applicant Evaluation Form - Fill-in PDF

1st – 8th Grade Information Release Form

Decision Letters

Transitional kindergarten decisions are emailed at noon on Tuesday, March 8, 2022. 

Kindergarten through 8th grade decisions are emailed at noon on Thursday, March 17, 2022.

 

Bay Area Directors of Admissions' Principles of Good Practice