Admissions

ADMISSION TO THE CROWDEN SCHOOL

Children who love music have a home at The Crowden School for grades three through eight.

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Now accepting applications for the 2021 to 22 school year! 

Please note that this year’s admissions process has been tailored to reflect current public health guidelines. Information sessions will be held remotely, and in-person tours will comply with social distancing requirements. All activities are subject to change with the evolving situation.

The best way to learn more about Crowden is to visit our school. Fill out our inquiry form and we will contact you to schedule a visit, so you can see for yourself what makes The Crowden School such a special place.

I hope to meet you soon!

Anette Skloot, Admissions Manager
510.559.6910 x122
admissions@crowden.org

Now accepting applications for the 2020 to 21 school year! 

Please note that this year’s admissions process has been tailored to reflect current public health guidelines. Information sessions will be held remotely, and in-person tours will comply with social distancing requirements. All activities are subject to change with the evolving situation.

The best way to learn more about Crowden is to visit our school. Fill out our inquiry form and we will contact you to schedule a visit, so you can see for yourself what makes The Crowden School such a special place.

I hope to meet you soon!

Annette Skloot, Admissions Manager
510.559.6910 x122
admissions@crowden.org

Visit Us to Learn More

Attend a Concert

Join us for a free concert and see our supportive Crowden community in action.

Please note that Crowden School concerts will be pre-recorded and presented virtually while health and safety recommendations limit gatherings. Contact admissions@crowden.org for information about how to view concerts.

Friday, November 13, 2020

Evening of Music Concert Watch Party
6:30pm

Friday, January 22, 2021

Baroque and Classical Concert Watch Party
6:30pm

Join us for a weekday tour

There is nothing like spending time on our campus and seeing our students actively engaged with learning.  Please fill out the form below and we will contact you to schedule your socially distant tour. You may also reach our admissions office directly at 510.559.6910 x122 or admissions@crowden.org.

Admission Info Sessions

Learn more about our academic and music programs for grades 3 to 8, see teaching materials, meet members of our faculty and current parents.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Virtual Admissions Info Session
6:30 to 7:30pm

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Virtual Admissions Info Session
6:30 to 7:30pm

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Virtual Admissions Info Session
6:30 to 7:30pm

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Virtual Admissions Info Session
6:30 to 7:30pm

To attend an info session, contact admissions@crowden.org to receive an invitation link to join online, or to schedule a socially distanced school tour just for you or your family.

The Application Process

Click here to learn how to apply for financial aid, including important deadlines.

Please submit your application along with the non-refundable application fee.

Early-bird Deadline: December 15, 2020 (reduced fee $50)

Regular Application Deadline: February 1, 2021 ($75 fee)

For financial aid applicants: The Crowden School uses FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment to process financial aid applications. All applications must be submitted electronically through the FACTS website.

Once we receive your application, we will contact you to schedule a day visit for your child. This is an opportunity for your child to fully experience a day in the life of the Crowden School. We assign a buddy to the visiting child, and include the visitor in all activities.

Fill out the top portion of the Teacher Recommendation Form and ask your child's current classroom teacher to complete and return directly to The Crowden School.

Submit the Transcript Release Form to your child’s current school to release progress reports from the past two years. You may also include your own copies of progress reports with the application.

Crowden will inform you of spring exam and audition dates once your completed application form has been received.

Music Audition: We ask applicants to play a short piece (less than two minutes) of their choice that best shows off their current musical level. Our Director of Music and other members of the music faculty will listen and may ask a few questions. An ear training test may also be given.

Entrance Examination: The written exam consists of sections on English, math, and music theory. No portion of the test is timed, but completing all parts usually takes between two and three hours. The music theory portion is given to assess each student's current level; admission to the school is not based on proficiency. Pencils and scratch paper will be provided and an exam proctor will be available to answer any questions.

Contact Admissions

Interested in scheduling a school tour or learning more? Please fill out your contact information and we will contact you!

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

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