The Application Process

How To Apply

Step 2

Once RVC has conducted the admissions process, you will receive an offer of admission or be placed on the waitlist.  If your child is admitted, you will receive a link to complete their online registration.

Step 3

Complete online registration within the 2-week window to secure your child's spot.

Please contact the school office at (415) 534-6970 if you have any questions.

RVC accepts all California resident students, from TK through 5th grade. Our enrollment process is simple.

  1. Submit an application by applying online. At the end of the enrollment period, the admissions process will be conducted to accept applicants, or a grade-level lottery will be conducted if there are more applicants than there are open spaces.
  2. Once RVC has conducted the admissions process, you will receive an offer of admission or be placed on the waitlist.
  3. Complete your registration. You will receive a link to the registration portal with your admission offer. Students who are admitted to RVC have 2 weeks to complete their enrollment paperwork. Otherwise, that slot is opened up for the next enrollment period.

Enrolled students don't need to reapply every year.

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Enrollment Period 2: March 5 - March 24

Lottery: March 29
Registration Deadline: April 13

 

Enrollment Period 3: March 25 - April 13

Lottery: April 19
Registration Deadline: May 3

 

Enrollment Period 4: April 14 - May 3

Lottery: May 6
Registration Deadline: May 23

 

Enrollment Period 5: May 4 - May 23

Lottery: May 26
Registration Deadline: June 12

Enrollment FAQs

RVC welcomes all California residents to apply. We accept applications all year, and begin our admissions process in the Spring for the following Fall. Priority is given to families who apply within the first application period. After that date, the admissions process is conducted frequently and students are accepted or placed on a waitlist.

School tours are conducted throughout the year. Click here to sign up for an online tour.

RVC emphasizes the joy of discovery for grades TK through 5. Our students are encouraged to follow their natural curiosity, and are given the space and tools to explore their interests. The RVC approach encourages independence and collaboration, individual responsibility, and a caring sense of community.

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Quote: "When they give you an assignment, you get to take it to a whole new level and make it your own. This stays with you for your entire life, and becomes part of you as a person. Th teachers, you really get to know them as people over two years." said Keegan, student