Application Process

The process of applying to a new school can be confusing and overwhelming. At Odyssey, we want to make it as smooth as possible.  Please follow the steps below.  At any point, you may contact Odyssey at, or by calling (650) 548-1500.

Get to Know Odyssey
Explore our website to determine if our philosophy and mission are a good fit for you and your child’s needs.

Come to an Open House.  We have multiple open house events starting in November.  In addition we hold tours at the school on select  Friday mornings from 9:00am to 10:00am. Please RSVP for tours or open house events by using Ravenna.  You do not need to start an application to sign up for a tour. You may also give us a call.

               Open Houses  (RSVP on Ravenna) 

  November 4th (2:00pm – 4:15pm)

  December 7th (7:00pm – 9:00pm)

  January 18th (7:00pm – 9:00pm)


Tours  (RSVP on Ravenna or by phone)

 September 21st, 22nd, 28th and 29th  (9:15am – 10:15am)

 October 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 26th and 27th   (9:15am – 10:15am)

 November 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, and 30th   (9:15am – 10:15am)

 December 1st, 7th, 8th, and 14th    (9:15am – 10:15am)

 January 4th and 5th  (9:15am – 10:15am)

Complete an Application
Please fill out the application form on Ravenna (

Schedule a Shadow Visit using Ravenna
The Two Day Shadow Visit is a very important part of our admissions process.  An Odyssey student will contact your child to explain the visit and welcome your child to Odyssey.  An information email will also be sent to you.

Portfolio Presentation 
During your child’s visit, he or she will be asked to share a passion with an admissions representative.  It can be a talent or passion that your child is proud to share: playing an instrument, singing, dancing, sharing art or an original story, even a carefully designed maze.  The presentation should take about 5 minutes.  Please have your child be prepared to present on either day.

Parent Interview 
Both parents should attend a Parent Interview where our admissions representative will answer questions about Odyssey.  Additionally, the Head of School would like to extrapolate Odyssey’s educational program.  The entire meeting is designed to last an hour.

Submit Supplementary Documentation  
Please see your Ravenna application for a complete list of required documents.  We do require teacher recommendations and ISEE scores.

Financial Aid 
Odyssey School awards financial aid from its Access Fund.  In order to apply, please click here to go to our page on Financial Aid.


Statement of Nondiscrimination

Odyssey Middle School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, and sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at Odyssey.  Odyssey does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, and sexual orientation in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship, and loan programs and athletic and other school administered programs.