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How to Apply

  • Visit The Saklan School. Visiting the school prior to submitting your application is highly recommended. Personal tours are available year round, and we have several Open Houses during the admissions season. To schedule a tour or to RSVP for an Open House, please call 925.376.7900 x16 or click here to email us.
  • Complete the Application on paper or online and submit it with the $100 application fee and a picture of the applicant. Applications for the 2017-18 school year are due on Friday, January 20, 2017.
  • Sign the Records Release Form (for applicants of 1st – 8th grade) and give it to your child's current school. Your child's current school should mail the records directly to The Saklan School. *Pre-K and Kindergarten applicants do not need this form. If you are submitting your application online, the Release Form will be in electronic form.
  • Sign blank EBISA Teacher Recommendation Form (for K or for grades1-8) and give them to your child's current and/or recent teacher(s) with a stamped and addressed envelope to The Saklan School. Teacher Recommendation forms should be mailed directly to The Saklan School by the teacher(s) completing them. Applicants need only one recommendation form for grades K and 1, but they need two recommendation forms for grades 2-8.  Pre-K applicants do not need this form. If you are submitting your application online, the Teacher Recommendation Forms will be emailed directly to the teachers that you designate.
  • Applicants for 5th-8th grade are also asked to complete the Student Questionnaire.
  • Set up a visit day for your child at The Saklan School. Applicants for Pre-K will spend one hour in the preschool, applicants for Kindergarten will spend 90 minutes, and applicants for 1st-8th will spend a whole day in their current grade level. Sixth grade applicants will spend half a day in 5th grade and half a day in 6th grade.
  • Middle School Applicants: Register for and take the Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE). You may register online at the Educational Records Bureau (ERB) website or by calling the ERB at 1.800.446.0320.
Pre-K Applicants
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1st – 4th Grade Applicants

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