Have More Questions?

We are happy to answer your questions. Please contact us at admissions@anshhotel.com or call 415.922.6081. We look forward to hearing from you!

Alia Long, Director of Admissions and Tara Habibi, Admissions Associate

The Admissions Process

Our Process at a Glance

Sterne uses Ravenna to guide our families through the Admissions process.


  1. Submit an  Inquiry Form and check your email for Ravenna log-in instructions.
  2. Sign up for a Virtual Information Session in Ravenna (grades 4–8) and an in-person Parent Tour (grade specific: 4-5, 6-8, and 9-12).


  1. Complete application on Ravenna (by January 9, 2024). 
  2. Sign up for a Student Visit on Ravenna (November–February).
  3. Sign up for a Parent Interview on Ravenna (November–February).
  4. If needed, apply for Tuition Assistance (by February 9, 2024).
  5. Submit required supplemental materials (by March 1, 2024).
  6. When you receive Sterne's decision notification, reply by the specified deadline. (Grades 4–8 are notified on March 14th, grades 9–12 on March 15th.)

Sterne accepts rolling applications year-round, depending on spaces available. Don't hesitate to contact Admissions  any time during the year for more information.

* To be considered for an application fee waiver, please contact us at admissions@anshhotel.com.

The Process In Depth

A Note on Our Guidelines & Practices

Sterne School is a member of the Independent Schools of the San Francisco Bay Area (ISSFBA), the Bay Area Directors of Admissions (BADA, K–8), and the Bay Area Admission Directors (BAAD/BAIHS, 9–12). We follow the BADA and BAIHS Principles of Good Practice and Decision Week Guidelines.

Sterne brought life back to learning for me, gave me confidence within myself, and helped me find my voice to ask for help. I still give credit to Sterne for much of my success and the ability to be where I am today.

Jillian, Sterne Alumna