Admissions

Exploring Drew

Welcome to Drew!

We hope as you explore our website you gain a real appreciation for Drew's vibrant learning community. This is a school that values your unique talents, skills, and interests.

The opportunity to guide families through the admissions process and highlight the transformational experience and outstanding education at Drew is a distinct honor.

Each year we welcome a group of young, eager, students like you who are bursting with promise. Over the course of four years, you will build confidence, self-esteem, and maturity as you engage in a process of intellectual discovery. We know and believe in teenagers, and we harness that knowledge to challenge you to fulfill your individual potential and become the best version of yourself.

We are looking forward to partnering with you and sharing with you how, at Drew, you'll find your voice.

Best,
Joanna Lovett '06
Director of Admissions

Andrea Richerson
Associate Director of Admissions

Andrew Heath
Outreach Associate

Steps to Explore Drew

List of 6 items.

  • Create a Student Profile

    Using Ravenna, create a student profile. Once you have created a Ravenna account, search for "Drew School" in the directory and select "Explore" or "Apply"
  • Attend a School Fair

    School fairs are a good opportunity to interact with teachers and students in the Drew community and to ask them questions.

    The school fairs have concluded for this admissions season.
  • Attend an Open House

    Drew Open House events are fun, hands-on opportunities for prospective students and parents/guardians to interact with current students, faculty, and program leaders, explore the campus, and hear from Head of School David Frankenberg. You may schedule an Open House visit through Ravenna.

    Open House Dates
    • Sunday, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    • Monday, Oct. 7, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
    • Tuesday, Oct. 15, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. (en Español)
    • Wednesday, Nov. 13, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

    Registration for our first Open House on Sept. 22 and student visits will open after the Independent School Fair on Sept. 9. 

    Registration for the remainder of our Open Houses and student visits will open after Sept. 23,  following the Public and Parochial School Fair.
  • Schedule a Student Visit

    During your student visit, you will be paired with a student host and attend class to get a feel for Drew's learning community in action. Visits are available Monday through Friday, from late September through January. Visits do not include an interview or a lunch hour. You may schedule this through Ravenna.
  • Schedule an Interview

    Interviews are an opportunity to discuss with a Drew teacher or administrator in greater detail about how you will find your voice at Drew.  Dates and details of student interviews are TBA. An application must be submitted in order to interview.

    Please note, ABC and sibling applicants may complete the interview during the school visit.
  • Attend a Parent Coffee and/or Regional Event

    These events are offered as smaller group experiences during which attendees learn more about what it means to find your voice.

    Parent/Guardian Coffee Dates
    • 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.
    Regional Reception Dates
    • San Francisco—Noe Valley: Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
    • San Francisco—Inner Richmond: Tuesday, Oct. 29, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
    • Marin—Tiburon: Thursday, Nov. 7, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
    • San Francisco—Cole Valley: Monday, Nov. 18, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
    Sign up to attend a PArent/Guardian Coffee or Regional Reception through Ravenna.

Admissions Timeline & Contacts

List of 8 items.

  • September 2019

    Student visits begin
  • September to December 2019

    Open Houses
    • Monday, Oct. 7, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
    • Tuesday, Oct. 15, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. (en Español)
    • 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.
    To register for a Parent/Guardian Coffee, please visit Ravenna.

    Regional Receptions
    • San Francisco—Noe Valley: Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
    • San Francisco—Inner Richmond: Tuesday, Oct. 29, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
    • Marin—Tiburon: Thursday, Nov. 7, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
    • San Francisco—Cole Valley: Monday, Nov. 18, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
    To register for a Regional Reception, please visit Ravenna.


    School Fairs
    • School fairs have concluded for this admissions season.
  • 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

List of 3 items.

  • Joanna Lovett '06

    Director of Admissions
    415.430.3771
    Email

  • Andrea Richerson

    Associate Director of Admissions
    415.430.3774
    Email

    Hablo Español
  • Andrew Heath

    Outreach Associate | Assistant Athletic Director
    415.430.3728
    Email
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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Drew knows and believes in teenagers. We engage each student in a process of intellectual discovery to develop an individual voice, the confidence to express it, and the empathy to understand its impact.
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