How to Apply 2016-12-30T01:17:19+00:00

How to Apply

We understand that the independent-school application process can be both exciting and overwhelming. You will discover that the admission process at Beacon Day School is designed to provide your family with individualized assistance.

Admission decisions are made by a committee consisting of the Head of School, Learning Specialist and Faculty Representative. The Head of School makes final decisions on all applicants. The admission committee evaluates each applicant individually for academic readiness. We seek students who will thrive in Beacon’s hands-on, project-based educational program. Admission is open to all students, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation and national or ethnic origin.

Beacon is a member of the East Bay Independent Schools Association (EBISA), an alliance of more than 40 local independent schools. EBISA schools represent a wide range of educational choices but are equally committed to establishing and maintaining a diverse population of students and families. EBISA member schools share a set of admission practices and calendar dates for notification to families. For more information please visit

Elementary School (Kindergarten–Grade 5)
Middle School (Grades 6–8)

BDS financial aid Please note that this form is for Beacon records and is the first step to applying for financial assistance. Once this form is filled out, please proceed to completing the final financial aid application.