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We admit students each fall as well as transfer students from other schools throughout the year.

Steps to Apply

Create Ravenna Hub account

Mid-Pen is one of the many San Francisco Bay Area independent schools using a web-based application called Ravenna for the submission of online applications. Recommendation letters will be conveniently shared across multiple school applications.

Within Ravenna, you will be able to read detailed application steps, download admission forms, register for our Open House events, electronically request teacher and principal/counselor recommendations, submit your application online, and track your application progress.

Create your free Ravenna Hub account here.

tour our campus

Schedule a campus tour of our school. 

At Mid-Pen, we strive to know all of our students as individuals, so a private tour is the perfect opportunity for you to share your child's story with our admissions team while you experience Dragon Life. Think of it as the first step toward creating a close working relationship between your family and our school community.  

To set up a private tour of Mid-Pen, please call us at 650.321.1991 x146 or email us at  

Appointments are available 5 days a week, and we do give tours over the summer.

On your tour, you'll see our beautiful building and outdoor spaces, observe our classes in action, and feel firsthand the vibe of our community!

We'll also teach you about our mission and philosophy, and answer all of your questions. 

Attend an Open House

Visit Mid-Pen!

Visiting campus is the best way for you to get to know us. Open House programs offer families an opportunity to see Mid-Pen and hear from our students and faculty. Admission Office staff will be available to answer any questions you might have regarding admission and our Tuition Assistance program.

Upcoming Dates:

  • Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
  • Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Please RSVP through your Ravenna account, or email us at

Campus Visit (Shadow Day)

After attending an Open House or taking a campus tour, we invite your student to participate in a campus visit at Mid-Pen. Your student will learn about life at Mid-Pen by spending the day going to classes, making new friends, meeting teachers, and experiencing firsthand what life is like at Mid-Pen.

To set up your students' campus visit, reach out to us at or call us at 650-321-1991 X146.

Send Transcripts

Your application requires transcripts for the past academic year and the first grading period of the current academic year.

The Transcript Release and Confidentiality Form can be downloaded from your Ravenna account.

After completing your portion of the Transcript Release and Confidentiality Form, deliver it to your student's current school.

Ask for Recommendations

All Mid-Pen applicants are required to provide three (3) letters of recommendations from faculty/staff members from the current academic year. Using your Ravenna account, please request recommendations from the following: 

  • Math Teacher
  • English Teacher
  • Principal or Counselor

Your teachers and principal or counselor will complete their letter of recommendation and submit it via Ravenna.

Learn about Tuition Assistance

Applications will be accepted starting on October 1, 2019.
We use the School and Student Services (SSS) financial aid system to evaluate and process all tuition assistance applications. Each application is evaluated on a case by case base basis, using a holistic approach to best consider every family’s unique financial situation.

You may start your application with SSS by clicking here. For more details about our tuition assistance program, please email our admissions team at

Please keep in mind that you must submit your taxes to the IRS as soon as possible so you can have your returns to us by our deadline. Every year, families miss out on the opportunity to receive aid because they do not get their forms to us by the deadline -- please get those taxes submitted ASAP! 

Please note that the financial aid application is due January 9, 2020, and that your supporting tax documents are due February 15, 2020. 

Submit your Application

Application Deadline: January 9, 2020

Please complete your online application on Ravenna Hub. A vital part of our admissions process is understanding the story of your student and your family. Please take your time to thoughtfully share this information.

Once you have complete the application, click "Pay & Submit Prelim App," where you can submit your application along with the $100 application fee via Ravenna.

Please contact our office for a waiver code if you are unable to pay the application fee.