Application Process

Lower School student in class
We look forward to getting to know your family through the admission process. We appreciate your time and interest and hope to make the process as smooth, informative, and worthwhile as possible. Please do not hesitate to ask any questions along the way by calling or emailing Amy Pearson (
Note: Although the January 15, 2021 deadline for submitting K-5 applications has passed, we continue to accept applications past that date. Contact Amy Pearson ( to discuss your application grade and timeline.

Applying to Mount Tamalpais School

Applications for Mount Tamalpais school are submitted through Ravenna, by creating a student profile and searching for ‘Mount Tamalpais School’.
Please note that searches for “Mt. Tamalpais School” will not show our school in the results.

Kindergarten @ MTS

Kindergarten is our main entry point and we welcome up to 24 new kindergarteners each year.

Children applying to enter kindergarten in 2021 must be 5 years old by September 1, 2021.

Kindergarten Application Steps

Grades 1-5 Application Steps

4th grader showing a kindergartner his Native American Project

Lower School @ MTS

Space availability in 1st – 5th grades varies; please contact our Director of Admissions, Amy Pearson to discuss openings.

Students in class

Middle School @ MTS

Sixth grade is an important entry point at MTS and we gladly welcome up to 8 new 6th graders each year.

Space availability in 7th and 8th grade varies; please contact Amy Pearson to discuss.

Grades 6-8 Application Steps

Working With Ravenna

The bulk of your MTS application will be completed in Ravenna, our online application portal. If you have questions about working within your online application, please feel free to contact Ravenna Solutions ( To get started with Ravenna, follow these steps:

  1. Visit and create your account.
  2. Complete your Student Profile (student & family information, education history, etc).
  3. Under region, select "San Francisco Bay Area".
  4. In the "School Directory" search for "Mount Tamalpais School" and click "Apply"!

Decision Dates

MTS shares a common notification date with other Bay Area independent schools. Families who are offered admission are given one week to accept and return their signed enrollment agreement and tuition deposit. 

Final admission decisions are posted through your Ravenna account starting at noon on March 18, 2021. Families have until 10:00 am on Thursday, March 25, 2021 to accept or deny admission offers.

Applicants placed in the wait pool will be notified if a space opens after the initial decisions have been posted. Candidates who are not accepted are welcome to call the admission office to discuss the decision.