Get to Know Prospect Sierra
Welcome to Prospect Sierra’s Admissions Department. We know how important it is to you to give your child an education they will always cherish, and we’re thrilled you’re here to learn more about us.
Prospect Sierra is home to passionate, innovative teachers who help our students:
• Practice deep intellectual engagement
• Develop nuanced self-knowledge
• Recognize the importance of caring for others
Though the future holds many unknowns, we do know that these three critical skills will prepare our students to collaborate, communicate, tackle complex challenges, and help make the world a better place. We are incredibly proud of our independent thinkers, creative problem solvers, thoughtful citizens, and good friends.
We invite you to experience our expansive El Cerrito campuses in person. We’re just a short drive north of Berkeley and Albany. Transportation service is available for students from Berkeley and Oakland.
We can’t wait to meet you, get to know your family, and introduce you to our innovative program and joyful school community.
Renée, Amy, and Beth
The Admissions Team
How to Apply
Applying is easy and we’re always here to answer any questions. For more information, see our Admissions Viewbook.
When trying to find the best-fit school for your child, you may find yourself with several choices. And you may be wondering, Why Prospect Sierra? To help you learn more about who we are, we’ve asked our students to tell you a little bit about what it’s like to be a student at Prospect Sierra. From close teacher relationships and academic challenge to inclusivity and lifelong friendships, our students love being a part of the Prospect Sierra community. Don’t take our word for it though – take theirs!
Prospect Sierra tuition for the 2017-18 school year is $25,950 at our elementary (K-4) school and $29,400 at our middle school (5-8).
Our goal is that cost should not prevent you from sending your child to Prospect Sierra; we have the resources in place to help bring your family here. 34% of our families receive tuition assistance, and Prospect Sierra families make the financial commitment to an independent school because they know that investing in their child’s K-8 education has a lasting impact.
We are committed to making our school accessible and affordable to families from a broad range of economic circumstances, devoting approximately 14% of our operating budget to tuition assistance (almost $2M), an unprecedented financial commitment. While every family is expected to pay some portion of the tuition and to support the community to the extent that individual family circumstances permit, we do not expect tuition to be the same for everyone.tuition assistance