Visit the School
Prospective students are encouraged to visit the school with their parents or guardians, either by attending an Information Morning or as part of a small group tour. On Information Mornings, the school is open to prospective parents and guardians for a school tour, curriculum presentation, and Q & A session. See the Admission Calendar for scheduled dates. Small group tours begin in October and are scheduled on weekday mornings by appointment. To schedule your visit, call 510.437.2311 or email email@example.com.
Application for Admission
Submit your completed application (download an application), with a $75 application fee, a copy of your child’s birth certificate, and a recent photo of your child to the Admission Office.
Application also requires:
- Two recommendation forms; one from your child’s current classroom teacher, and the other from your child’s previous classroom teacher. Recommendation forms are confidential and must be mailed directly to Beacon from the teachers who complete them. Download recommendation form
- Records Release Form: please complete, sign, and give to your child’s current school in order for that school to release the transcript directly to Beacon Day School.
Student Evaluation for Admission
Each applicant is scheduled for a visit morning in the Middle School once we have received your application. Prospective students will visit at least three different classes in progress. Additionally each applicant will complete a 30-minute assessment during their visit. The assessment includes a writing exercise, math problems, and an individual interview with. Parents/guardians will meet with the Middle School Director and our Learning Specialist following the assessment to receive feedback about the assessment and ask any additional questions.
If you have submitted your application by our deadline date for fall entry, you will receive an admission decision in the mail on the March mail date set each year by EBISA. (See Admission Calendar.) You must return your enrollment contract and deposit within a week of receiving our admission decision to reserve your child’s space in our program. Applications submitted at other points in the year will be decided within two weeks of the assessment.