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Now accepting applications for the 2024-25 school year for Grades TK-8.

Admission Process


We look forward to partnering with you! 

We know that finding the right school can be a challenge. Therefore, we are committed to partnering with prospective families throughout the process with open and honest communication. Our admission process reflects our core values and provides multiple opportunities to understand the ILS experience and discover what makes our approach, our community, and our program so unique. 

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ILS values diversity in all respects and is committed to ensuring that our program remains accessible and affordable to families from a broad range of economic circumstances. We strive for an economically diverse student body and offer a sliding-scale, indexed tuition to qualifying families who may need support to attend ILS.


Currently, 35% of our students participate in the indexed tuition program. Families who are concerned about their ability to pay full tuition are encouraged to contact us directly for more information. 


  • Attend a Tour and/or Open House

  • Submit the Application Form & Fee

  • Submit the Supplementary Items

  • Attend a Student Playdate / Visit

  • Attend the Parent Meeting

The first step is to create an account with Ravenna, a web-based application system used by many Bay Area Independent Schools. 


You will be able access the required forms for the application process and see all of your application forms that have been submitted. 



  • Jan 12, 2024 Application Due

  • Jan 31, 2024 Supplementary Materials Due

  • Mar 14, 2024 Admission Decisions Published 

  • Mar 21, 2024 Enrollment & Deposit Due

ILS accepts applications on a rolling basis. Applications received after the Priority Round deadline will be processed as soon as possible, and prioritized based on available spaces in our classes. 




Given our commitment to economic diversity, we do not expect each family to pay the same amount of tuition. Families who apply and qualify for indexed tuition pay a tuition level that reflects what they are able to afford based on calculations conducted by ILS and a third-party service provider. The indexed tuition levels for the 2024-25 school year range from $3,500 to a maximum of $32,960.


Tuition includes early care, after care, school supplies & materials, and daytime field trips/excursions. ILS offers three tuition payment plans: a one-time payment (July); two-time payments (July & December); or, a ten-month payment plan (July - April). 

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