The Application Process

Marin County has aligned with six Bay Area county health officers and county superintendents of schools to make a unified, regional decision to close school campuses through the end of the school year. The campus grounds and playground are closed to the public as well. RVC continues to provide instruction through distance learning. Please read your newsletter for detailed information and wash your hands!

El condado de Marín y los oficiales de salud del Área de la Bahía como también los superintendentes de las escuelas, tomaron la decisión de cerrar los planteles escolares hasta el final del año escolar. Los patios escolares también están cerrados al público. RVC continuará brindando instrucciones atravez del aprendizaje a distancia. Lea su boletín informativo para obtener más información detallada.  Y recuerde siempre lavarse las manos. Gracias y cuídense.
Please contact the school office at (415) 534-6970 if you have any questions.

How to Apply

Applicants for the Current School Year

Call our office to discuss enrollment for the current school year.

Applicants for the 2020/21 School Year

We are now accepting applications for next school year.

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 a tour.


Our Four-Step Admissions Process

Application Timeline for the 2020-21 School Year

April 1 - Registration deadline for those offered spots from 3/6 enrollment (if registration is not completed, spot is released to waitlist)
Application Deadline - 11:59pm
Lottery - 4:30 at school (families do not need to attend)
Applicants notified of status (admitted or waitlisted)
April 1 - Enrollment Period 2 Closes at Midnight

April 2 - Lottery for Enrollment Period 2
April 17 - Registration Deadline for Enrollment Period 2


April 17 - Enrollment Period 3 Closes at Midnight
April 20 - Lottery for Enrollment Period 3
May 4 - Registration Deadline for Enrollment Period 3


May 4 - Enrollment Period 4 Closes at Midnight
May 6 - Lottery for Enrollment Period 4
May 13 - Registration Deadline for Enrollment Period 4


May 13 - Enrollment Period 5 Closes at Midnight
May 15 - Lottery for Enrollment Period 5
May 29 - Registration Deadline for Enrollment Period 5


May 29 - Enrollment Period 6 Closes at Midnight
June 1 - Lottery for Enrollment Period 6
June 15 - Registration Deadline for Enrollment Period 6

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

  1. Submit an application by applying online or mailing in the form. At the end of the next 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. Submit the “Admission Acceptance” form. You will receive a link to this form with your admission offer.
  4. Submit Enrollment documents.

Enrolled students don't need to reapply every year.

Enrollment FAQs

RVC emphasizes the joy of discovery: students are encouraged to follow their natural curiosity, and are given the space and tools to explore their interests. The RVC approach fosters independence and collaboration, individual responsibility and a caring sense of community.

An oil painting that says we heart RVC. Ross Valley Charter is a loving elementary school community.
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