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Welcome to The Crowden School Admissions!

Crowden School Day in Berkeley by Geoffrey Biddle

We are delighted that you would like to know more about our school, and look forward to meeting you soon. We invite you to discover what a Crowden education can mean for your child by visiting our campus: you can visit us an information session, student concert, school open house, or at one of our many community events. We are happy to answer your questions about the admissions process and the programs we offer.

The Crowden School has limited openings for the 2014-15 school year.

To learn more about The Crowden School or to schedule a tour of our music program, please call or email us. We look forward to meeting you soon!

Admissions Office
Marion Atherton ext. 119
Heidi Mattson, ext. 122

Learn more about The Crowden School

Our students hear about Crowden in many different ways. Whether you have taken lessons, participated in summer camps, attended a student performance, seen our ads in local publications, or just wandered past our front door we’d love to give you more information about our school. Please contact our Admissions office at 510.559.6910, or fill out a blue inquiry card (found in our lobby) and leave it at our front desk.

TCS students applaud by Geoffrey Biddle


Join us for a free concert:

Attending a student concert or other school event allows you to hear more from our students and faculty, get to know some of our families and other members of our community and learn more about Crowden.

Attend an Admissions Outreach event:

  • Thursday, October 9, 6:30-8:30pm
  • Wednesday, November 5, 6:30-8:30pm
  • Tuesday, December 9, 6:30-8:30pm
  • Wednesday, January 14, 6:30-8:00pm
  • Tuesday, April 21, 6:30-8:30pm

You can also visit our admissions table at an East Bay Independent Schools Association K - 8 Admissions Fair.


Apply to The Crowden School

Admission to The Crowden School is based on musicianship, grades, teacher recommendations, and the child’s entrance examination results. As a performance school, special attention is paid to each student’s enthusiasm for the instrument played; to the necessary commitment required of a rigorous academic curriculum and full music program; and to parents' willingness to support and contribute to a community of young musicians.

Download Admissions Forms

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Top and middle photos by Geoffrey Biddle; bottom photo by David Weiland.