Welcome

We're glad you are considering Branson as a potential home.

Branson aims to be a place where our core values of courage, kindness, honor and purpose guide what we prioritize when designing and providing an education for our young people. Our beloved community, with the respect and love we have for one another, is at the center of what we most value about Branson. This approach extends to our admissions process as well.

We want to acknowledge that the spread of COVID-19 in the recent months has caused innumerable challenges for many families. Due to the current circumstances, Branson is in the process of redesigning its 2020-2021 admissions season and application process. Although it will look different than in past years, Branson is committed to making sure it remains student-centered throughout the season. There will be many opportunities for your family to get to know our community, programs, and philosophy - everything that makes Branson special!

One change we want to bring to your attention now relates to standardized testing. Branson will not require standardized test scores as part of the application process for the 2020-2021 admissions season. We maintain a holistic approach when evaluating each applicant, and testing is merely one component of this complex process. Given the challenges regarding safety and access to testing this upcoming season, we do not feel it is equitable to require a standardized test score as part of our application. Test scores may be submitted but we will not use these scores to evaluate our applicants this season. More information about our application can be found on the Application Checklist page, by clicking here.

Choosing a high school is an exciting and challenging journey. Fortunately, you have months in front of you to explore and discover which school is the best fit. Whether through our distance learning plan or on-campus experience, Branson offers a warm, cohesive community centered on intellectual engagement and care for each individual. This will remain at the heart of our schedule redesign for fall as we follow the health requirements dictated by Marin County Public Health. We are excited that you are considering Branson as your future home and can’t wait to show you what we have to offer this upcoming season.

Registration for all Branson Events is required through Ravenna Hub unless stated. If you haven’t already, please create a Student Profile, find The Branson School in the School Directory, and press “Explore”. Once in our system, you will receive a notification when we plan to open up registration for admissions events some time in August.

We look forward to meeting you. If you have any questions, please contact our office at admission@branson.org.

Warmly,

The Branson Admissions Team