Admissions Welcomes You!
Dear 8th Graders and Parents/Guardians,
Thank you for your interest in Urban! We are so excited to share our community with you. We love connecting with you as you learn more about our school and why Urban believes there is a better way to educate high school students. Urban’s approach has always been to teach our students how to think, not what to think.
This fall, we hope you are able to explore what makes Urban School so special. We invite you to experience firsthand our vibrant community where students are encouraged to cultivate a sense of belonging for themselves and others. Visit our classrooms to see Urban’s profound student-teacher relationships and our exciting curriculum, driven by student interest and collaboration. Urban celebrates the adolescent experience and encourages our students to push boundaries and make mistakes, all toward the goal of becoming the person they want to be.
We hope you will explore Urban and get to know our community by creating your Ravenna-Hub account. Our event scheduling will go live Monday, August 29 at noon, and you will be able to see the schedule after clicking “Apply.” All Urban events are optional. We understand that each applicant and family has busy schedules and will learn about Urban by choosing to participate in the events that will be most helpful to them. If our events seem full or if you are not comfortable attending in-person events, please reach out to us.
For more in-depth information and to stay up-to-date on Urban, please visit our website: www.urbanschool.org. We also recommend you check out the following:
- Belonging at Urban
- Urban Curriculum Guide
- Financial Assistance Information
- Arts at Urban
- Athletics at Urban
- Experience Urban
As a reminder, Urban is test free and will not accept standardized test scores from applicants. Our admissions process and events are intended for 8th graders entering 9th grade for the 2023-24 school year. Space for transfer students into grades 10 and 11 is limited, and is on an annual basis. We look forward to meeting 7th grade families next fall!
All of us at Urban send our best wishes for your successful 8th grade year. Please let us know if you or your family need any assistance (such as translation services, internet, technology or physical access needs, gender support plans, etc.) throughout the admissions season. Please reach out to us or any of our community members, and know that we will be with you every step of the way to guide you and your family through this exciting high school search process! There are many shades of Urban "Blue" and we hope you see yourself as one of them as you explore our school.
Lauren Byrne, Director of Admissions
Chris Williams, Associate Director of Admissions & Equity and Outreach Coordinator
Ken Chou ('14), Assistant Director of Admissions
Urban School of San Francisco admits students without reference to race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. Urban does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, financial assistance program, athletic and school-administered programs.