We want our admissions process to be simple, friendly, purposeful and collaborative.

Welcome to ATI San Francisco

Hello and thank you for considering ATI San Francisco. We know choosing a high school is a big decision. We are lucky to live in a city where there are a lot of wonderful schools, and we are excited ATI is among them.  We are proud to share ATI with you and eager to partner with you and your child to make the best decision for your family.  

I encourage you to explore our website, to read through our core values, and to learn about the ATI experience so you have a sense of the community we aspire to create with our students. We are an intentionally small school, and it is important to us to build connection with families and to ensure students are eager to contribute to our community and ready to take advantage of what we offer.  

We are excited to get to know you and for you to be inspired by what is possible here at ATI.  

Warm regards, 

Olga Sylvia, PhD

Admissions Director

Admissions Process & Timeline

We want our admissions process to be simple, friendly, purposeful and collaborative. We’ve laid out the key aspects of our admissions process below to make it easy for you to see each step along the way.

There are 3 key steps in our admissions process.

Step 1 – Learn about ATI by attending one or more of our events this fall.

Step 2 – Consider a Shadow Day this fall to experience a day in the life of ATI.

Step 3 – Submit your application to ATI, which includes financial aid if necessary, by January 9, 2020.

If you are considering transferring to ATI San Francisco for the current 2019-20 school year, please go here to learn about our transfer process.

We'd love to meet you!

As a first step, we’d love to meet you!

We have a range of opportunities for interested families and students to learn about ATI, talk to our staff, and begin the admissions process.

Book a Tour. We offer tours Tuesdays at 10 AM, and Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10 AM and 1 PM. Tours are approximately 45 minutes long, and are an opportunity to talk to staff, visit a class, and answer questions. Space is limited. Please sign up here to secure a space on an upcoming tour.

Contact us. If you want to reach out directly to start a conversation, we’d love to hear from you. You can email admissions directly at sanfrancisco@thoughtandindustry.com, or call us at 415-683-5459.

Sign Up for a Shadow Day (recommended but not required)

Once we've had a chance to meet and you're ready to learn more about the ATI experience, we highly encourage, but do not require, students to sign up to attend a Shadow Day at ATI. Our shadow day allows prospective students to have an authentic day-in-the-life experience of our school, to connect with current students and staff, and to engage in our learning community. We welcome students and provide support and check-ins throughout the day to make sure they have what they need to feel comfortable and engaged.

Shadowing begins the week of September 30 and ends the week of December 9. Space is limited, and we accommodate shadowing on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays only.

If you do not shadow, we will set up a time for an interview with the student and family.

Apply to ATI San Francisco

Our application for 2020-21 will be available September 21, 2019.

We partner with TADS to manage your application in one convenient place.

Here's what to expect in TADS:

  1. Parents will be asked to share contact information.

  2. Students will be asked to answer a set of application questions so we can get to know them better.

  3. Students will be asked to provide current transcripts.

  4. Students will be asked to provide 2 letters of recommendation from adults who know your student well.

  5. If your family is applying for financial aid, you will be asked to submit appropriate financial information in TADS as part of your application.

  6. All applications should be submitted no later than January 9, 2020.

To begin your application for enrolling your student at ATI in the fall of 2020, please start by signing up here with TADS.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition at ATI San Francisco is $34,000 for the 2020-21 school year.

We offer generous financial aid based on demonstrated need and would like to partner with you to help you afford ATI. Approximately 55% of our ATI San Francisco families receive financial aid.

Our financial aid decisions are made independent of admissions decisions.

Your financial aid application is a part of your application in TADS.

If you have questions about financial aid, please contact: financialaid@tohigherground.com.

Transfer to ATI

If you are interested in transferring to ATI San Francisco in the current 2019-20 school year, please complete our interest form, and you will be contacted within 48 hours to have an initial conversation.

The transfer process requires an initial phone or in-person conversation to get to know each other, a completed application, a shadow day visit and interview, and a completed financial aid application (if needed).

We have limited spaces available through the first semester so we encourage you to contact us via our interest form as a first step as soon as possible.

Admissions Calendar

September

  • September 21: Application Available

  • Open House: Saturday, September 28 from 10 AM – 12 PM

  • Tours: every week on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 AM and 1 PM, and on Wednesdays at 1 PM

October

  • October 1: Shadowing Starts — Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays only

  • Open House: Thursday, October 24 from 6 – 8 PM

  • Tours: every week on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 AM and 1 PM, and on Wednesdays at 1 PM

November

  • Shadow days on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays only

  • Open House: Thursday, November 14 from 6 – 8 PM

  • Tours: every week on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 AM and 1 PM, and on Wednesdays at 1 PM

December

  • Shadow days on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays only

  • Open House: Sunday, December 8 from 1 – 3 PM

  • Shadowing ends December 12

  • Tours: every week on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 AM and 1 PM, and on Wednesdays at 1 PM

January

  • Application Deadline, January 9, 2020 at 5:00 PM

February

  • Admissions decisions communicated March 20, 2020

  • Deposits due Friday, March 27, 2020

April

  • Incoming Family Welcome Night

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