Frequently Asked Questions

Should I talk with someone before completing an application?

Yes, please contact Enrollment Director, Jodi Boyle, to discuss the enrollment process: 



How do I apply?

Our application is submitted electronically. Please click here for the online application.


When can I apply?

Incoming freshmen: Credo begins accepting applications in October for the following year.

Transfer students: Applications for immediate transfer are accepted through March. Applications submitted after March are considered applications for the following year.


Do I need to take the SSAT or get teacher recommendations?

No, as a public charter school Credo does not utilize the SSAT or teacher recommendations in the application process. 


When is my application due?

Credo has monthly application deadlines after which we put all applicants in a lottery to ensure equity in the event that there are more applicants than space available. The application deadlines to enroll for the 2024-25 school year are as follows:

January 12, 2024

February 9, 2024

March 8, 2024

April 5, 2024

May 3, 2024

June 7, 2024

June 27, 2024

August 9, 2024

September 6, 2024


How does the application lottery work?

In the event that there are more applicants than space available, all who have submitted a complete application will be entered into an application lottery shortly after the deadline date.  After the lottery, enrollment preferences are applied and spaces are offered to applicants accordingly.

In accordance with our Charter, enrollment preferences are as follows:

  • Children of Credo High School faculty

  • Siblings of enrolled Credo students 

  • Students currently enrolled in a K-8 Public Waldorf charter school

  • All other students

  • Within each of these categories, students who reside within the Cotati Rohnert Park Unified School District have priority  

For a full text of enrollment preferences, please see the Credo High School Charter.

How will I know if I have a spot at Credo or whether I am on the waitlist?

An acceptance form will be emailed generally within two weeks of the lottery deadline. Students who do not get a space will be notified they are on the waitlist and will be contacted when a space becomes available.

Do I need to get an interdistrict transfer for my teen to attend Credo?

An interdistrict transfer is not needed in order to attend a charter school. Credo students are generally coming from Sonoma, Marin, Napa and San Francisco Counties.  

How many students will there be at Credo?

Credo will have approximately 450 students during the 2023-24 school year. Credo may grow to as many as 515 students in the coming years.

How many freshmen will be accepted into the incoming class?

Credo will aim for an incoming freshman class of about 144 students.

Are there sports at Credo?

Credo participates in the North Coast Section of the California Interscholastic Federation sports league, playing against similar-sized high schools. Credo offers (fall) soccer, cross-country, girls volleyball, (winter) basketball, (spring) tennis, swimming, track, softball, baseball. Go Credo Gryphons!

Will I need a computer?

Yes, it will be helpful for Credo students to have daily access to a computer, the internet, and a printer to complete homework assignments. Students entering the 9th grade are encouraged to practice typing skills! Chromebooks are available for students, as needed.

How well are Credo Graduates prepared for college?

Credo graduates are exceptionally well-prepared for college. In addition to delivering a comprehensive public Waldorf high school education, Credo’s graduation requirements mean that all students are on a college prep track (similar to an honors track at mainstream high schools). Our intention is that all graduates will have met the admission requirements for the University of California system, known as the “a-g” requirements. Specific college acceptances are listed under Explore and College Counseling on our website.