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Synapse Admissions Team
Marsha Rideout
Director of Admissions
Dana Story
Associate Director of Admissions & Financial Aid
Lena Chane
Director of Advancement
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A note from our Director of Admissions:
Dear Families,
By discovering Synapse School, you have chosen an opportunity to provide your children with an inspiring, emotionally intelligent, rigorous educational environment that is truly unique in the Bay Area. I am delighted to introduce you to this exciting exploration.
As you attend a Synapse Information Night, tour our classrooms, and share your child’s special qualities, interests, and challenges in the application process, please generate a list of five essential elements you are seeking in a school, and check them off. Ask probing questions, look beneath the surface, challenge your assumptions, and ours.
Synapse students are respected as individuals already in the process of finding their passions, developing their talents, and refining the skills that will help them become exceptional human beings who understand themselves, support their families and friends, and contribute to a better world. And parents, as integral members of the team, are encouraged to participate in many ways as we build the Synapse community together.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Warm regards,






Marsha Rideout
Director of Admissions