Dear Future Dragons:

August and September are all about exploration! Please note we will be opening registration (in Ravenna) for events in three waves to ensure that every family has an opportunity to explore Drew.

  • Registration for our first Open House (Sept. 22) and some of our student visits will open up after Sept. 9, following the first fair of the season.
  • Registration for the rest of our events and visits will open up after Sept. 23 following the Public and Parochial School Fair.
  • Registration for additional visits will be released in November/December for late inquiries.




Application Process

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  • Register for and take a standardized test

    Applicants for grades 9 and 10 are required to take either the SSAT, ISEE, or HSPT. Please visit the SSAT,  ISEE, or HSPT websites to register. Tests are administered throughout the fall and winter at various locations throughout the Bay Area. Test results must be sent to Drew directly from the testing agency.
    • Drew's SSAT school code is 2888.
    • Drew's ISEE code is 570444.
  • Complete and submit an application

    Applications are due by January 9, 2020. You may submit your application through Ravenna. A $90 application fee is due with the submission of the student application. Some application fee waivers will be available upon request.
  • Submit recommendation forms

    Drew requires a recommendation from your current math teacher, English teacher, and principal or counselor. Please follow the instructions on Ravenna for accessing and submitting all forms. In Ravenna, you will need to provide the email addresses of your recommendation writers so they receive the forms directly from Ravenna with instructions.
  • Submit your transcript

    Complete and sign the Transcript Release Form and submit it to your current school. Complete transcripts (last year and first semester of the current year) can be scanned and uploaded to Ravenna or sent to Drew along with the Transcript Release form by January 9, 2020.
  • Apply for Financial Aid, if applicable

    See the Financial Aid page of the Drew website for complete information about Drew’s Financial Aid program.

Admissions Timeline & Contacts

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  • September 2019

    Student visits begin
  • September to December 2019

    Open Houses
    Sunday, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    Monday, Oct. 7, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
    Wednesday, Nov. 13, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

    Parent/Guardian Coffees
    • Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
    • Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
    • Wednesday, Dec. 4, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
    • Tuesday, Jan. 7, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.


    Regional Receptions
    Dates TBA

    School Fairs
    SF Independent School High School Fair
    Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, from 1 to 4 p.m.
    This fair is for eighth-grade students who are currently attending independent schools.

    Marin High School Fair
    Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, from 6 to 8 p.m.
    Location: Marin Catholic School
    This fair is for eighth-grade students in the Marin area to gather information and listen to presentations by private/independent high schools.

    Public and Parochial School Fair #1
    Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Location: Lick-Wilmerding High School
    Register here. This fair is for eighth-grade students who are currently attending public or parochial schools.

    Please note that the school fairs are structured in this way due to capacity issues. We ask that you respect the intentionality behind each fair.
  • January 9, 2020

    Application and Financial Aid Application due
  • March 20, 2020

    Decisions released online at 4 p.m.
    (Hard copy decisions postmarked March 19, 2020)
  • March 23, 2020

    Revisit Week begins for admitted students who want to see Drew in person one more time.
  • March 26, 2020

    Financial Aid family enrollment agreements due at noon
  • March 27, 2020

    General enrollment agreements due at noon
  • May 7, 2020

    New Family Night
    6 p.m. at Drew

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Drew admits students of any race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin, or handicap to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities of the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, scholarship programs, athletic and other school-administered programs.

Drew follows the best practices as outlined by the Bay Area Admission Directors Group.

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