Welcome!

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At Maybeck, we pride ourselves in the relationships we cultivate with our students during their time at the school. Those connections begin the moment you walk through the door for an Open House and strengthen throughout the admissions process. From the shadow visit to the interview, each trip to Maybeck gives prospective families a chance to see how much we value our tight-knit community, while welcoming in new students with open arms.

By the time a student is enrolled at Maybeck, they already feel they belong here, that they have found their place. Our small, intimate classrooms, shared intellectual responsibility, all-school activities, and personalized college search process will reiterate how important these close connections are to both students and staff alike. If you pull anyone aside and ask what made them choose Maybeck, most will say the strong relationships that form between the people here. The clearest example of that happens at graduation each year. The personal speeches made by staff members to honor every graduate are a culmination of the deep connections formed over the years.

On behalf of the Maybeck staff, we thank you for your interest in our school and look forward to connecting with your family. I am available by phone or email to answer any questions you may have about our admissions process, financial aid, or our college preparatory academic program.

Best,

Evie Koh
Admissions Director
(510) 841-8489
admissions@maybeckhs.org

 

How to Apply

 

At Maybeck we use an online system, Rediker, that will allow you to RSVP for multiple events and apply online. To sign up for events (open house, student shadow visit, parent visit, and to submit an application) you will need to create a username and password on our login page. Please take some time to read the event descriptions offered this admissions season before creating an account.

Please read the prompts carefully and be sure to click the “next” button and not the “submit” button until you have completed all the fields on the forms. With events that offer multiple dates, please make sure you choose a date that is highlighted on the calendar. If it is not highlighted, it is no longer available.

 

Maybeck joins many independent schools in the San Francisco Bay Area by sharing common recommendation forms and deadlines. We also agree to abide by the Principles of Good Practice to better streamline the admission process across independent schools.

 

Admissions Events

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Open House

Parents and students are invited to attend an informational program that includes a message from the Director as well as an opportunity to experience a Maybeck demo lesson, and meet with current students.

All Open Houses are held at the Maybeck Campus, 2727 College Ave, Berkeley.

Open Houses for the coming year are scheduled for: 

  • September 29, 10:30 am

  • November 3, 10:30 am


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Student Shadow Days

Student Shadow Visits are a great way for prospective students to get a sense of what makes Maybeck so great!

Please take a moment to read this section carefully before logging in to sign up for a Student Visit Day (Shadow Day).

During the 2018-19 Admissions Season, we are pleased to offer Student Visit Days on specific dates and times between October 2 through December 10. To make the best use of our rotating block schedule and to provide a variety of options for your student/child, we have 4 separate visit day forms created in our online system.

All student visitors will be hosted by a current a student, attend two classes, and will meet with the Admissions Director and other administrators on campus. Depending on the visit day and time, a prospective student might also attend an advisory meeting. Please note: meals or snacks will not be provided. Please plan accordingly.

Option 1: MONDAY PM (12:45 pm - 3:00 pm) -- available 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 12/3, 12/10

Option 2: TUESDAY AM (9:00 am - 11:15 am) -- available 10/2, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/27, 12/4

Option 3: WEDNESDAY or FRIDAY AM (9:00 am - 11:15 am) -- available 10/3, 10/12, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/28, 12/5

Option 4: TUESDAY or THURSDAY PM (1:15 pm - 3:15 pm) -- available 10/4, 10/11, 10/16, 11/15, 11/29

Please sign up for ONE visit date only. If you need to reschedule due to a conflict, please remember to cancel your original visit date and select a different available date/form. 

Other information:

  • If you are interested in visiting a Music class, please consider signing up for a Wednesday or Friday AM visit day.

  • If you are interested in visiting a Theater class, please consider signing up for a Monday PM visit day.

  • If you are interested in visiting a Visual Arts class, please consider signing up for a Tuesday AM visit day.


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Parent Tour & Talk

This is great way to have a first look at the school if you cannot attend an Open House. Parents are welcome, but not required, to sign up for an hour and a half-long tour and round table discussion with our School Director, Admissions Director, and other staff members on designated Thursdays from 10:15am - 11:30am. 

Register for a Thursday morning Parent Tour & Talk today!


Submitting an Application

 

Access to the online application is now available through our online system!

Please note: The deadline to submit an application is 11:59 p.m. (PST) on Thursday, January 10, 2019. This deadline matches other partner independent high schools in the Bay Area.

Recommendation Forms, Grade Reports and Transcript Request Form

Maybeck requires recommendations from the applicant’s current teachers and principals or counselors. Downloadable PDF’s of these forms are available below. Please submit these forms to your current teachers and current school in advance to provide plenty of lead time for them to complete. Recommendation forms should be emailed back to Maybeck at admissions@maybeckhs.org. Please check the list below to see your options for submitting grades/transcripts.

Testing

While Maybeck does not require any standardized test scores (such as the ISEE or SSAT), you are welcome to submit a copy of your test results to supplement your application.

  • To submit official ISEE scores, please log into your ERB parent portal and submit scores to Maybeck (ISEE school code: 57135).

  • To submit official SSAT scores, please log into your EMA parent portal and submit scores to Maybeck (SSAT school code: 4951). 

Interview

Each student must take part in an interview with one or two of our staff members for about 20 minutes. This is an informal way for us to get to know your child a little better and hopefully see a side of their personality that isn’t reflected in grades or transcripts. Parents do not attend the interview, but may wait in our reception area. We ask that your application be submitted no later than the time of your interview.

Information about how to sign up for a required interview will be posted later this fall. We will notify all active families in our database with updated information and when to check back to sign up!


 

Non-Discriminatory Policy

Maybeck High School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, gender, and sexual orientation. Specifically, it does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, or sexual orientation in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship, or other school-administered programs.

Maybeck is committed to remaining accessible to a broad range of students; we offer financial aid in the form of reduced tuition.