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The Urban School
of San Francisco
1563 Page Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
415 626 2919

Applying to Urban Step-by-Step

Thank you for your interest in The Urban School of San Francisco. Enrollment for the 2014-15 school year is now closed.

If you are interested in learning more about Urban for the 2015-16 school year, the following steps briefly outline our application process.  Please check back with us in August for more details on applying to Urban, important dates and other information.

1. Fill out Online Inquiry

In order to receive our admissions inquiry packet you will fill out our online inquiry form, which will be available on our website in mid-August.  We only accept inquiries from 8th grade families. We ask that interested transfer applicants please contact our office at 415 593 9555 or email us at

2. Register for the SSAT (Secondary School Admission Test)
Urban requires all applicants for ninth grade to submit their results from the SSAT. The SSAT should be taken during eighth grade in October, November or December 2014, or January 2015. Scores must be sent directly from SSAT to The Urban School of San Francisco's Admissions Office. Designate Urban (school code 7861) as a score recipient on the SSAT registration form. Please visit the SSAT official website or call 609 683 4440 for more information about registration, procedures and dates.

For consistency between all ninth grade applicants, Urban strongly prefers the SSAT, however we will accept scores from the HSPT or the ISEE.

3. Make reservations for events using the Apply/Schedule Online module

After you have completed the online inquiry, you will be able to register for an Open House, a student visit, an optional interview and parent information session in early September. Only eighth grade families will be allowed to schedule events. We ask that interested transfer students contact our office directly at 415 593 9555 or via email.

4. Application

After you have had a chance to visit Urban and learn more about the school, you will decide if Urban would be a good fit for you and if you want to apply. You will be able to apply using our online application, or you may request a paper application from our office. The application materials consist of a student section, a parent/guardian form, a principal or school counselor recommendation, teacher recommendations and current and past year transcripts.

Please check back in August for more details on our application and process.

If you have any questions please call the Admissions Office at 415 593 9555 or email us at



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