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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 Admissions Rita Franklin, followed by classroom visits. We conclude about 10:30 AM. This tour is for parents only.

Register for Tour

If you would like to reach someone in the admissions office, email

Attend an Open House
Saturday, December 8, 2018
11:00AM - 1:00PM

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 2019-2020 school year is Friday, January 11, 2019.

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 2, 2019 or Saturday, February 9, 2019.

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 Thursday, January 31, 2019.

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 12, 2019 at noon.

Kindergarten through 8th grade decisions are emailed Thursday, March 21, 2019 at noon.


Bay Area Directors of Admissions' Principles of Good Practice