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

Welcome to Urban

The Urban Class of 2021 is now fully enrolled. If you would like to be added to our Spring/Summer extended wait pool, please fill out the form here.

 We will refer to this list if a space opens up. Thank you for your time and interest in Urban.


Dear Rising 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. 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 over 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 applying to high schools can seem overwhelming, so it's important to take it one step at a time. The summer before your eighth grade year is a great time to reflect and get a broad perspective before diving into all the details you will encounter in the fall. This summer, we encourage you to begin familiarizing yourself with the websites of various schools in which you are interested and getting a general sense of how the process will work. 

Our process begins in August 2017. At that time, you will be able to create a Ravenna-Hub account. All application steps, details and components are located on our admissions site, Ravenna, and are submitted through your Ravenna-Hub account. After creating your account, you will be able to explore Urban and schedule events and visits on our campus. Urban admissions event dates will be released mid-August for your planning purposes and can be scheduled on Ravenna at that time. We will host student visits beginning mid-September, as well as Open Houses, optional 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 2018-19 school year, please return to our admissions website in August and create your Ravenna-Hub account. We hope you have a wonderful summer, and we look forward to guiding you and your family through this exciting process in the fall!

Bobby Ramos
Director of Admissions
   Lauren 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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