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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's, electronically request teacher and principal/counselor recommendations, submit your application online, and track your application progress.

Create your free Ravenna Hub account here.

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Schedule a campus tour of our school 

Visiting Mid-Pen for a campus tour is an excellent way to get to know our program and our admissions team. 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 - 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

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 19th 10:30 am- 12:30 pm

Saturday, November 16th 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

Deliver the Transcript Release and Confidentiality Form to your student's current school.

You will need 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.

Ask for Recommendations

Recommendation Forms:

Math Teacher

English Teacher


You will find the necessary link to request recommendation forms on your Ravenna account.

Learn about Tuition Assistance

Applications will be accepted starting 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

Submit your application along with your $100 application fee through Ravenna by January 9 2020.

Telling us the story of your child and your family is a vital part of our admissions process. Please take your time to thoughtfully share your stories and information and then click "Pay & Submit Prelim App" once you have completed the application.

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