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How to Apply

Applications for the 2024/2025 academic year are now available. 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 February 1, 2024, 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, which is only available for applicants to 7th Grade. Your early admission application must be received by December 1, 2023.


Click on the button below to apply online through our Ravenna application system. You will need to complete Parts I and II of the application and submit a $100 non-refundable application fee through Ravenna. Financial aid fee waivers may be available—you are welcome to ask us about waivers.


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 February 1, 2024.

View more information on 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

We highly encourage you to attend one of our Admissions events so you can get to know us better. Individual tours are limited, and some applicants will be selected for an in-person interview. If selected, our Admissions team 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