Get to Know The Crowden School

Ways to learn about our school & meet our community


Rolling Admissions

We have limited openings for the 2024-2025 school year, and are now accepting applications on a rolling basis. We encourage prospective families to schedule a phone conversation or personalized school tour to learn how, at the Crowden School, music changes everything.

Come spend time on our beautiful campus, or join a virtual event, to learn more about our inspiring whole-child educational philosophy.

We offer a variety of events to help you get to know our school, faculty, and administration, including on-campus visits, tours during the school day, virtual Q&A sessions, and virtual information sessions. Crowden offers a few different types of Open House experiences for you to choose from! Come visit our lovely campus on a Sunday for a traditional Open House experience, where you'll be able to tour our beautiful historic campus, hear from our inspiring teachers, and ask questions of our Head of School and Admissions Director. You are also invited to attend our combined Open House and Family Day, where you can join current Crowden families in a special opportunity to observe our wonderful teachers at work. Click here to register for an Open House.

Weekday Virtual Q&A sessions will include time with the Head of School and other key administrators. Weekday evening Virtual Info Sessions are an opportunity to hear in depth about our music and academic curriculums from administration, faculty, and current parents. Click here to register for virtual info and Q&A sessions.

When you are ready, we invite you to come and tour The Crowden School during the school day! There is simply no substitute for seeing our engaging, inspiring faculty and joyful students in action. When you tour, you will have the opportunity to see music and academic classes in action, and to ask questions and chat with our Head of School and Admissions Director.  Click here to register for a Crowden School tour.


2024-25 Admissions Events Coming Soon!

On-Campus Open House Events

Sunday, October 22: Open House

  • Lower School / Grades 3–5: 10:00–11:15am
  • Upper School / Grades 6–8: 12:30–1:45pm

Friday, November 10: Open House/Family Day

  • 9:15am Check in and welcome
  • 9:30–11:00am Visit music and academic classes
  • 11:00–11:30am Reception and chat with current parents and administration

Sunday, January 21: Open House/Sneak Peek 

  • Grades 3–8: 11:00am–12:30pm

Virtual Admission Events

Wednesday, November 1: 

  • Virtual Q&A (9–9:45am)

Wednesday, November 15: 

  • Virtual Q&A (12–12:45pm)

Wednesday, December 6: 

  • Virtual Q&A (9–9:45am)
  • Virtual Info Session (6:30–7:30pm)

Wednesday, January 10: 

  • Virtual Q&A (9–9:45am)
  • Virtual Info Session (6:30–7:30pm)

School Tours

Tours run from 9:15 to 10:45am (except as noted):

  • Tuesday, October 24
  • Tuesday, November 7
  • Tuesday, November 28
  • Tuesday, December 5
  • Friday, December 15 (9:30–11am) 
  • Tuesday, January 16
  • Tuesday, April 16
  • Friday, April 26 (9:30–11am) 
  • Tuesday, May 7
  • Tuesday, May 21


Questions about admissions events should be addressed to our Admissions team at 510.559.6910 ext. 122 or

The Crowden School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression 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, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

Crowden is committed to creating a diverse environment, and we value our inclusive community of students, parents, and faculty and staff of all backgrounds. Together, we celebrate our many differences and unite in our shared love of music of all kinds and origins.

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