We are so excited for you to join Urban School! Right now is a challenging time for all of us who love going to school every day. Urban’s campus is currently closed due to the coronavirus. We have implemented what we call Virtual Urban – different, but still with collaborative classrooms, online affinity spaces and linked up lunchtimes (for club meetings or just with friends). We can’t wait to be back on campus and wanted to share with you this video of everyday life in the Urban community. We hope this shows you how much fun it is to be an Urban Blue. Whether you’re an athlete, an artist, a writer or a scientist, our goal is to inspire your passion for learning so that you may start exploring who you are and who you want to become.

We can’t wait to see you in the fall. Go Blues!

Welcome Class of 2024!

Congratulations New Blues and Families! We are thrilled to have you join the Urban community, and extend a very hearty welcome to our new Urban students! We look forward to joining with you in creating a memorable, challenging and successful high school experience for you and your family.

You now join a special community of students, parents/guardians, alumni and former parents from the school's 53-year history.

Over the next few months and until school begins on Monday, August 31, 2020, please consult this page for information and updates.

We understand that some students might have questions about academics and/or student life at Urban. Please email us at admissions@urbanschool.org and we will be happy to answer your questions or put you in touch with a current student (or teacher, parent/guardian or coach)!

And if you haven't had a chance to read it yet, please see your note from Head of School Dan Miller. He, along with all of us, are so happy to welcome you to Urban!

Warmly,
Lauren, Chris, Ken & Student Admissions Committee


Course Signup Form Due April 7
Please review and complete the Freshman course signup form by next Tuesday, April 7. You will be asked to choose the particular math and language level that you believe is appropriate as an incoming 9th grader, as well as an art elective. You can read about all of the required courses for incoming students on the page, and on the email you received recently from Academic Dean Geoff Ruth.

Language and Math Level Placement  
Incoming 9th graders who have previously taken Algebra 1 should take a math placement test to see which level of math is most appropriate for them. If a student's math placement test does not clearly point to a proper math placement, math teachers will also hold a short conversation with the student to better understand their mathematical thinking and get more clarity on the best placement. If students have prior experience in a language and want to be placed into Level 2 language, they also will need to take a language placement test. Language teachers will review the test results, and place students into the course that will best support their growth, success and learning in language. See the your note from Academic Dean Geoff Ruth for more details on testing information or visit the course signup page.

Coming Soon: Online Forms for Parents/Guardians
Within the next few weeks, we also will request that parents/guardians login to the Urban Parent Portal to complete the online student forms, including emergency release, medical history, field trip approval, etc. All forms at Urban are done once as incoming Freshman, and then updated annually or as needed.

Extended Wait List Pool
If you would like to stay on our extended wait pool list should a spot open up this spring or summer, please click here.

Reach Out with Questions!
If you have additional questions for specific members of the Urban community, please refer to the contact list included on your acceptance letter in Ravenna or email admissions@urbanschool.org and we can get you to the right person! Urban students, parents, teachers and coaches would be delighted to speak with you.

Athletics at Urban
Learn more about Urban’s title-winning sports teams, including our boys varsity basketball team’s march to the CIF state basketball tournament earlier this month! Urban fields 28 teams over 13 different sports, and close to 70% of our students participate in one or more team each year. Because of our unique 3-term schedule, students can participate in music, theater and other co-curricular activities as well as athletics!

Freshman Family Welcome Event
If this event is possible later this spring or summer, we will send you details!

UrbanWear and BluesWear
UrbanWear and BluesWear, including t-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, hats, shorts and more are available for order online. Items will be shipped directly to you. When you have officially enrolled and signed your contract and school is back in session, don’t forget to stop by the Page Campus front desk to pick up your special Class Sweatshirt! Go Blues!

Freshman Orientation – Save the Date!
Freshman orientation is scheduled for Wednesday-Friday, August 26-28, 2020. These are mandatory days for incoming Freshman students. The first day of fall term classes is Monday, August 31, at 8:30 am.

2020-21 Academic Calendar
Please click here to download a copy of the 2020-21 academic calendar showing all start dates, holidays, etc. Also, we recommend you become acquainted with the online Urban calendar on our website. There are lots of events coming up which you are cordially welcome to attend, including the Spring Music Concert, One Acts Festival and lots of athletics events!

From Marin, East Bay, Peninsula? 
Please take a few moments to get acquainted with our various modes of transportation for those students living outside San Francisco by visiting our Transportation page. We will let you know later this spring or summer revised times and ticket costs. Please do not order tickets or make reservations, as the current form is for this 2019-20 academic year.

Learning Services Information
To request accommodations, please forward a copy of your child’s educational testing report to Rachel Herbert, Director of Learning Services, before the end of this school year. Middle schools do not provide this confidential information to Urban. For additional information about learning services at Urban, please go here.

Socialize with Urban
Keep abreast of all the fun stuff going on around campus by checking our various accounts via the icons below! You don't need to be a member of any of them to take a peek.