application process

What you do

Get a feel for us by reading the website.  Please read Who We Serve if you are unsure about whether or not our school can fully meet your child's educational needs.

1) Take a school tour

What happens on a tour? Tours begin with a 30-minute presentation highlighting the key methodologies, supports and expertise North Bridge Academy offers. Following the presentation, parents will have an opportunity to observe instruction focusing on reading and writing remediation.  The tour concludes with a visit to our enrichment classes.  The total time of the tour is 1.5 hours.

2) Submit the Following Application MateriaLS:
  • Complete an application and pay $100 application fee (use "Apply Here" button below).


  • Email the neuro-psych assessment results and IEP documentation (if applicable) to If you need a referral to a psychologist, our Resources section of this website provides these resources as well as referrals to psychologists who are licensed to complete full neuro-psychological assessments.


  •  Student Evaluation form (completed by a current teacher):  Please sign the evaluation form before you submit it to your teacher. Student Evaluation forms should be mailed by your child’s teacher to North Bridge Academy at 17 Buena Vista Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941or emailed to



  • Consider attending a parent coffee (recommended but not required). Parents who attend a tour will be invited to attend.

2020-21 School year application materials due date is January 24, 2020

Questions? Email

What we do

January 24 - January 31  - Each applicant’s documentation is carefully reviewed by our admissions team and learning specialist to determine our ability to fully meet their needs.  Be sure to read the Who We Serve section of the website to understand who our program can best serve and the services we do not have the skill set to provide.


February 10- March 8 - We invite prospective students for a two-day shadow (see Student Shadow Visit below).  We also meet with parents 1:1 to answer outstanding questions and learn more about parents' hopes and expectations from North Bridge Academy.


March 8th - March 19th – Our team convenes to make final admissions placement decisions, determine financial awards, facilitate conversations between prospective parents, current parent and/or alum and answer questions or supply additional information to prospective parents. 

March 19 - We announce placement decisions by email by 4pm. 


Student Shadow Visit - Students participate in a two-consecutive day visit. They are invited to participate in all classroom and school activities.  During their visit students have ample time to connect with their teacher and peers, to become comfortable in an unfamiliar environment, to enjoy several enrichment classes and to develop a thoughtful impression about what makes our community unique.  Visiting students will not be called on to answer questions, to complete assignments or to read aloud. 


Students will be given a brief individual assessment in math and reading by a learning specialist. It takes between 20-30 minutes. The assessments are not graded. They are confidential and for school use only.  We use them to form a baseline understanding of a child’s abilities in spelling, reading and math.


The North Bridge Academy School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin 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 in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

Important Dates

All tours are Wednesday 8:40 am to 10:15 am

School Tours

October 9th

November 13th

December 4th

January 8th

Lower School

October 16th

November 20th

December 11th

January 15th

Middle School

Thus. Dec.12 -Marin

Thurs. Jan.16 - SF

Prospective Parent Coffees

New Student Applications due (they will be accepted, but not reviewed earlier)

January 24th '20

Financial assistance materials submitted to the SSS portal with 2019 tax return

February 7th '20

2 day student shadow/ Parent interview are arranged for prospective families

Feb 10th - March 8th '20

Admissions decision announced by email

March 19th

New parent reception


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17 Buena Vista Ave

Mill Valley, CA 94941

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