Your journey begins here

Deciding upon a school is an incredibly important step in the education of your child. We welcome you to learn more about our customized programs.

From highly gifted students who find a regular classroom setting too limiting to students who want a customized coaching approach to shine academically, we work with students to maximize both their learning experience and their self-confidence.

Note: Due to the uncertainty of students’ educational needs during the time of Covid-19, we have moved to a rolling admissions schedule.

Application process

1. Review the application

Review the application and student handbook and gather materials you need to submit:

  • Student essay
  • Request for student records
  • Letters of recommendation
  • $125 application fee
  • Proof of Covid-19 vaccination

2. Parent statement

Please answer the following questions in a maximum of 300 words.

  • What are your hopes and dreams for your child?
  • Why are you considering changing schools?

3. Request for student records

A physical parent/guardian signature is required for the release of student records. Please request and sign a Release of School Records form from your student’s current school and have them return the educational records to Main Street Scholars.

60 Stone Pine Road, Suite 200
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
attn: Dawn McGee, Head of School

4. Letters of introduction

Two letters of introduction—one each from the principal and a teacher—are required, especially if a student has any inconsistency in his or her academic performance or disciplinary issues.

The school should submit these letters directly to Main Street Scholars.

60 Stone Pine Road, Suite 200
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
attn: Dawn McGee, Head of School

5. Submit your application

Make sure you have read the student handbook and have your student essay ready to include.

6. Student interview

A parent(s)/student interview is required for all applicants. Please call us to schedule an interview after you submit your application.


junior high students with their data


“I've learned more about English in this one hour than I have in the past two years.”

— Pablo, rising 11th grade student

coaching at main street scholars

60 Stone Pine Road, Suite 201
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

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