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How to Apply

Applications for the 2021/2022 academic year are available by clicking on the button below. At The Grauer School, we have a rolling admissions policy, so students are welcome to apply throughout the year. However, we encourage families to complete the application by January 29, 2021 in order to be considered in our first round of admissions decisions.

We also consider a small group of applicants for early admission. You will be able to check a box on your application to indicate if you are interested in this program.

Applications: Complete Parts I and II of the application through our Ravenna application system (click on the button below to apply online), and submit a $100 non-refundable application fee. (Financial aid fee waivers may be available—ask us.)


The Grauer School is one of the San Diego area schools using an online application called Ravenna Admit. Through Ravenna, you will be able to complete the core application as well as supplemental forms such as teacher evaluations, student essays and parent/guardian statements. Some of these supplemental forms are common forms that are shared among multiple schools. This means that you will only need to complete these common forms once and then electronically submit them to the schools that use Ravenna or alternatively print the forms and mail them to schools that don’t use Ravenna.

Financial Aid: If applicable, complete our financial aid application through the SSS system. Financial aid applications are due on January 29, 2021.

For more information, please see the Affording Grauer page

Records and References: We request that you submit academic records from the three previous academic years. We also require four references: two academic, one personal, and one administrator (principal or school guidance counselor). Instructions for submitting records and reference request forms can be found within the Ravenna application. We will also accept reference forms from other schools.

Entrance Exams: The Grauer School does not require applicants to take the ISEE test. However, students who wish to share their ISEE results with us can select The Grauer School as a score recipient. Our school code is 570045. Please remember, this is completely optional.

Student Interview: Once your application is complete, Olivia or Tricia will contact you to schedule a brief student interview. This interview is low-pressure, and it provides another opportunity for us to get to know each other better.

Have a look at our selection criteria