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

Welcome to Urban!

Dear 8th Graders and Families:

We are delighted that you are considering Urban in your high school search. Urban is an exceptional place for students seeking to ignite a passion for learning and to immerse themselves in meaningful engagement within the classroom and the world. As we celebrate Urban's 50th anniversary and the opening of The Mark Salkind Center this year, we have found that Urban’s early principles – to sustain students’ curiosity and engagement while recognizing their individuality, to use city and outside resources for hands-on learning, and create supportive relationships between students and teachers – all remain as core values of the school 50 years later.

For more in-depth information and to stay up-to-date on Urban, please check out the following:

  • our social media page, filled with pictures from our Instagram and Facebook accounts, blogs from our Student Admissions Committee, librarian and College Counseling.
  • the Urban Curriculum Guide includes descriptions about our programs and courses.
  • our technology page, including details about our Urban XLabs, BlendEd courses, and more!

The process of applyting to high schools can seem overwhelming, so it's important to take it one step at a time. We look forward to supporting you and getting to know you over the course of the next few months!

Our process begins August 22, 2016. At that time, you will be able to register and/or log into your Ravenna-Hub account and create a profile for your student. Please make sure to use an email address that is checked regularly, as we will utilize it for communication throughout the application process. Once in Ravenna, search for Urban and press "Apply" to start scheduling events and visits to our campus. All application steps, details and components are located on Ravenna and are submitted through your Ravenna-Hub account. We will host student visits mid-Septmember through mid-January, as well as Open Houses, optional student interviews and parent information sessions starting in October. We hope that you choose to take advantage of these opportunities to come experience Urban!

To begin learning more about our process and application details for admission to the 2017-18 school year, please begin exploring Urban on Ravenna after August 22. We hope you have a wonderful 8th grade year, and we look forward to guiding you and your family through this exciting process in the fall!

Bobby Ramos
Director of Admissions
   Lauren Blears Byrne
   Associate Director of Admissions
   Chris Williams
   Admissions Associate and Outreach Coordinator




We are here to answer questions and support you through the Urban admissions process. Our office can be reached via email or by calling 415 593 9555.

Click here for Ravenna's Customer Care. Please initiate your question using the email address associated with your Ravenna account.


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