Convent & Stuart Hall believes in the unique power of educating girls and boys separately and together. Our students develop into resilient, resourceful and engaged thinkers equipped to thrive in an evolving world. Our curriculum challenges and stretches young men and women into their potential, preparing them for college and life. Our school delivers an interactive learning experience curated by faculty highly regarded in their academic fields, and our students graduate with confidence in what they know, how they think and who they are. We invite you to learn more about our unique educational model and school community.
High School Admissions Timeline
- Monday, August 19: Inquiry form available (for student visits, open houses, curriculum nights and tours)
- Monday, September 16: Online application available
- Thursday, January 9: Admissions application deadline
- Saturday, January 11: HSPT offered on campus
- Saturday, February 1: Applicant interviews
- Thursday, March 19: Admissions decisions mailed
- Friday, March 20: Admissions decisions posted in the admissions portal 4 p.m.
- Friday, March 27: Enrollment contracts and deposits due by 12 p.m.
Steps to complete the application process
Complete and submit an online inquiry to begin the admissions process. Once we receive your inquiry, you will be able to access our online portal and applicant checklist to register for the student visit and events, complete the application and view your progress throughout the process.
If you are a transfer applying to tenth, eleventh or twelfth grades for the 2019–20 school year, please contact Greg Lobe , our Associate Director of High School Admissions.
- 1. Online Inquiry
- 2. Attend a Student Visit
- 3. Learn About Our School
- 4. Attend our Events
- 5. Submit an Application
- 6. Submit Supplemental Documents & Test Scores
- 7. Schedule an Interview
- 8. Learn About Tuition Assistance
The student visit is a required piece of the high school application process. You may register for your visit through the checklist on the online admissions portal. Student visits for Convent & Stuart Hall are available by appointment from September through December and held on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, and Thursday mornings and afternoons.
- 2018–19 High School Profile
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- International Baccalaureate Programme
- College Counseling Program
- 2019 President's Report
- Latest News
- Student Profiles
- Alumni Stories
- Student Reflections
- Annual Sophomore Service Immersion Trip to Costa Rica
- Activities and Events
Bay Area Independent High Schools
Our open house is a highly recommended event for seventh and eighth grade families. We invite you to learn about our academic program, extra-curricular activities and engage with faculty, current parents and students. The open house dates are provided below. You may register for them through the checklist on the online admissions portal.
Convent High School
- Thursday, October 10
6–8 p.m. at the Broadway Campus
- Sunday, October 27
1–3 p.m. at the Broadway Campus
Stuart Hall High School
- Wednesday, October 16
6–8 p.m. at the Pine/Octavia Campus
- Sunday, November 10
1–3 p.m. at the Pine/Octavia Campus
Curriculum Information Night
This optional event is an opportunity for families to learn more about our curriculum, particularly the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). Within a small group setting, prospective families will be able to engage with the Division Heads, faculty and current students. (Due to limited capacity, this event is for eighth grade families only.) The event dates are provided below, and the program is the same for both nights. You may register for a curriculum night through the checklist on the online admissions portal.
- Wednesday, September 25
6–7:30 p.m. at the Broadway Campus
- Tuesday, December 10
6–7:30 p.m. at the Broadway Campus
This optional event includes a comprehensive tour of our academic buildings followed by a Q&A session with our school leadership. (Due to limited capacity, this event is for eighth grade families only.) You may register for a parent tour through the checklist on the online admissions portal.
Convent High School
Tours are offered from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. on select Wednesdays and Thursday throughout the fall.
Stuart Hall High School
Tours are offered from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on select Tuesdays and Wednesday throughout the fall.
Admissions on the Road
Our admissions team and students will be attending the following school fairs. Please feel free to drop by our table to learn more about Convent & Stuart Hall.
- Sunday, September 8
1–4 p.m. at the Independent School Fair at Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory
- Monday, September 16
6–8:30 p.m. at the Marin High School Fair at Marin Catholic High School
- Saturday, September 21
1–3:30 p.m. at the Public & Parochial High School Fair at Lick-Wilmerding High School
6–9 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club Fair at Boys & Girls Club 380 Fulton St.
- Sunday, November 2
Time TBD A Better Chance Fair at Urban School of San Francisco
The online application will be available through the checklist on the admissions portal starting on Monday, September 16, 2019. The application fee is $75. If you would like to request a fee waiver, please email our Admissions Associate Lizzie Schneiberg
Applications are due on Thursday, January 9, 2020.
Required Supplemental Documents
- Test Scores: We accept the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) or the High School Placement Test (HSPT)
- If you take the SSAT, please have your scores sent electronically to us. The Convent SSAT school code is: 2585. The Stuart Hall SSAT school code is: 7548.
- The HSPT is offered at our school on Saturday, January 11, 2020. The HPST registration form will be available in mid-November 2019. Please note: You must be applying to Convent or Stuart Hall High Schools to take the HSPT at our location.
- Submit Principal, Math and English teacher recommendations. Send recommendation requests via the checklist in the admissions portal. Schools can also email the recommendations directly to our office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Submit transcript: A transcript release form is available in the checklist through the online admissions portal.
We are committed to making a Convent & Stuart Hall education affordable for families regardless of financial circumstance. We offer tuition assistance to qualified students, based solely upon demonstrated financial need. Visit our Tuition and Financial Assistance page to learn more about the financial aid application process and deadlines.
Grade 9 is the natural entry point to Convent & Stuart Hall High School. As such, admission to grades 10, 11 and 12 is dependent upon available space and attrition. Please note we may only assess and interview candidates applying to grades in which we anticipate openings.
If you are an incoming 10, 11, or 12 grader looking to transfer, please email Greg Lobe , our Associate Director of High School Admissions. Transfer applicants do not need to worry about scheduling a shadow visit. Once the inquiry is received, our Admissions Office will contact you to discuss your transfer interest and our enrollment availability.
To transfer for the 2020–21 school year, an online application and all supplemental documents and test results are required by Friday, February 21, 2020. If we anticipate openings, the Admissions Office will contact select candidates in early March with information on completing the application process. Admissions decisions will then be communicated to transfer applicants on a rolling basis as the admissions committee evaluates applications and space becomes available.
In our commitment to sustaining an inclusive learning community, Convent & Stuart Hall admits students of any race, color, national/ethnic origin or ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national/ethnic origin or ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, marital status or any other consideration protected by federal, state or local laws in the administration of its educational, admissions, financial aid and employment policies, or any other programs administered by the school.