How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in Star Academy. We are proud of our unique program and take great joy in helping you explore Star Academy as an educational option for your child. To learn more, download the informational packet. Then following are the steps listed below for applying to Star Academy.

Or jump right in and apply now.

Admissions Steps

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  • Step One: Attend an Open House

    The best way to learn more about the Star experience is to attend a monthly Open House. We welcome parents and caretakers of prospective students, as well as professionals in the field of education to participate in an informational presentation and tour of the facilities and classrooms.
  • Step Two: Complete the Application

    Our admissions process is comprehensive and involves careful consideration of each applicant's full learning and social-emotional profile. Completed applications and supporting documents are thoroughly reviewed in the order in which they are received. There are no application deadlines, but classes do fill up, so we recommend applying in January or February for the Fall.
    Space permitting, will consider students for current year placement. However, it is recommended that you contact the Admissions Director to inquire about classroom openings prior to completing an application.
    All required documents, along with the $150 application fee, must be submitted for an application to be considered complete and ready for review.

    Download Application Checklist

    Apply Here on the TADS website
  • Step Three: Student Visits

    After the initial application review, if your student appears to be a fit for our program, they will be invited to shadow in one of our classrooms for two days. We make every effort to provide a welcoming and engaging experience so visiting students feel comfortable and successful during their time at Star.
    Your child will be observed in a variety of settings throughout the day to assess their strengths, challenges, and potential fit for our program. Feedback from the teachers and specialists who observed your student is also considered in the admissions decision.
  • Step Four: Admission Decision

    Given the careful attention and consideration we give to each applicant, the admissions process can take 3 to 10 weeks, depending on the time of year. Our highest volume of inquiries and applications are received between February and June, so please be aware that the process can be a bit longer. Applications received in late June or during the month of July will be held for review in August when we are back in session
    A final admissions decision will be made by the Director of Admissions and Head of School. A letter communicating the decision will be sent to prospective parents.
  • Step Five: Family Decision and Deposit

    Families of accepted students have 15 days after acceptance to submit a $5,000 non-refundable deposit to secure their child’s place in the class*. Once your student is enrolled, applications for Tuition Assistance will be available to you.

    *Star will handle publicly-funded students' contracts and tuition directly with school districts.

Questions About Admissions?

Contact Jaime Craine, Director of Admissions
(415) 456-8727 ext. 112

Interested in our Post-High School Program for ages 18-22?
Contact Tamara Greenleaf

Star Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate based on race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.
Attend an Open House. Head of School Sheila Reilly hosts monthly informational sessions. She is joined by Director of Admissions Jaime Craine.

Click a convenient date below to RSVP. You will be emailed a confirmation along with directions to Star. 

All are Thursdays from 10:30am to 11:45am.

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