Admissions Steps Overview

Like many independent schools in the Bay Area, we manage our admissions process through Ravenna, the online application program for private and independent schools.  

You’ll use Ravenna to submit forms, to schedule an interview and to sign up for Information Nights and Workshops.



After you submit an application, you may do the following in any order:

Admissions Decisions

Admissions decisions will be sent via Ravenna on March 17, 2021. Helios is part of the Independent Schools of the San Francisco Bay Area (ISSFBA), a consortium of schools that agree to release decisions on the same day. As well, we agree that the week starting March 17 and ending when decisions are due back from parents, March 25, is a "Quiet Week." Out of respect for parents' decision-making process, we will not contact you. However, if you would like to speak to anyone at Helios or come back for a tour, please call Noa Mendelevitch, Director of Advancement, at 408-475-0017. We are happy to speak with you and arrange a revisit.  

Decisions from Helios will be one of three: acceptance to Helios, decline from Helios or entry in to the wait pool.

Students who apply and are not admitted due to inadequate space are automatically placed in the wait pool. The wait pool is not a hierarchical list. Students from the wait pool will be admitted based on current class makeup. Families will be approached as soon as possible if their student is a possible fit for an open class space.  


Admissions Dates

Due on February 26, 2021:

  • Initial application
  • Characteristics of Giftedness Assessment Forms 
  • Teacher Evaluation(s) 
  • Report card & Transcripts 
  • Student Video 
  • IQ Test Results

Due on March 17, 2021: Admissions decisions released via Ravenna

Due on march 25, 2021, 10am: Enrollment Contracts and Deposits Due

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