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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 complete an inquiry form and schedule a parent tour.

Please note: Our tours have ended for the season. If you wish to be placed on our late inquiry list, complete an inquiry form or email

Inquiry Form

Attend an Open House

Our open house is usually held the second Saturday of December. 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.


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 2020-2021 school year is Friday, January 10, 2020.

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. By mid-January, expect another email to schedule a child visit.

Kindergarten applicants attend an hour-long play date on Saturday, February 1, 2020 or Saturday, February 8, 2020.

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 morning visit, followed by a Saturday interview session.

Evaluations and Transcripts

Teacher evaluations for all grade levels and student transcripts for 1st through 8th grade are due no later than Friday, January 31, 2020.

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

Transitional kindergarten decisions are emailed Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at noon.

Kindergarten through 8th grade decisions are emailed Thursday, March 19, 2020 at noon.


Bay Area Directors of Admissions' Principles of Good Practice