Admission Process: K

2017 Applicants
For applicants interested in our school, please begin with an inquiry. To sign up for events, you will receive a link to login. Links can also be found in the Admission Process Checklist Tab below.

Admission Process: Kindergarten

Step 1: Inquiry

Thank you for your interest in San Francisco Day School! The online Inquiry Form is now live, and you will receive your assigned account name and password within 48 hours after submitting your inquiry so that you can begin signing up for admission events. We look forward to learning more about you and your family.

Step 2: School Visits

We invite you to visit our school campus, so that you can experience firsthand a "day in the life" of an SFDS student.  Below is a list of various opportunities for you to tour the school and begin your journey.  We look forward to meeting you and your family!

School Tours 8:15-10:30 a.m. (Recommended)
See the school come to life 

September 29
October 7, 13, 17, 19, 25
November 2, 7, 9*, 15**, 30
December 5, 13

Please click here for the TOUR WAITLIST.

*November 9: Recommended for transfer applicants in grades 5-8
**November 15: Recommended for transfer applicants in grades K-4

Fall Open Houses (Optional)
Hear from our teachers and visit the campus 

November 3, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

November 19 (two sessions):  10:00-11:00 a.m. and 11:00-12:00 p.m. 

Winter Reception (Optional)
Community of Passionate Learners - Join us to learn how we embrace diversity and inclusion and make space for all voices to be heard in our community.

December 1, 6:00-7:30 p.m. 

Discounted Tuition Informational Meeting (Optional)
Learn about our tuition assistance program 

New families: December 6, 2016, 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Step 3: Application

Application for entry in fall of 2017

Completing your application early will give you optimum flexibility in scheduling your Parent/Guardian Meeting before the deadline rush. Completed applications along with the application fee ($100*) and a recent family photo are due on Friday, December 16, 2016 by noon.

*To request an application fee waiver, please call the admission office at 415-568-3611.  Thank you.

Step 4: Required Documents

Record Release Form (required)

Submit signed Record Release Form to your child's current school.

Student Evaluation Form (required; due by December 16, 2016)

Provide a signed Student Evaluation Form to your child’s current teacher.  Ask them to scan and email it to admission@sfds.net* or mail to:

SFDS Admission
350 Masonic Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94118

*with the student's full name in the email subject line 

Step 5: Meetings

Once you begin your application, we strongly encourage you to sign up for your Parent/Guardian Meeting with the director of admission. Your application is due three business days before your scheduled Parent/Guardian Meeting. If you are applying for more than one child, a separate application must be completed for each child. Twins should schedule two meeting appointment slots.

Parent/Guardian Meetings

All parents/guardians of prospective Kindergarten students meet with the director of admission. These meetings last 20 minutes and provide us with the opportunity to interact personally with each prospective family. Meetings will be conducted from October through mid-February. Information on how to sign up for your Parent/Guardian Meeting will be sent to you via email once you have submitted an active inquiry form. Twins should schedule two meeting appointment slots.

Student Visits

As part of the application process, all Kindergarten applicants will visit the School. Visits will be held for two weeks with both morning and afternoon appointments available. Applicants will spend time in small groups involved in pre-Kindergarten activities with our teachers and learning specialists. The format of the session will be similar to that of a Kindergarten class at the School. During your child’s visit, we invite you to stay in the lobby for refreshments and a chance to speak with current parents. One or two of our faculty members will stop by to tell you a bit about what their class is working on. If you prefer, you may choose to leave the building during your child’s visit. Information on how to sign up for your Kindergarten Visit will be sent to you via email once you have submitted an active inquiry form. Please schedule your Kindergarten Visit only AFTER you have submitted your application.

 

Admission Process Checklist

Kindergarten Admission Process Checklist

  • Complete the online Inquiry Form. You will receive your assigned account name and password within 48 hours after submitting your inquiry so that you can begin signing up for the admission events below.
  • Make an online reservation for a School Tour.  (recommended)
  • Make an online reservation for an Open House.  (optional)
  • Make an online reservation for the Winter Reception. (optional)
  • Submit signed Record Release Form to your child's current school. (required)
  • Submit signed Student Evaluation Form to your child's current teacher(s). Due to SFDS by December 16, 2016. (required)
  • Schedule a Parent/Guardian Meeting online. Applications must be submitted three days prior to your scheduled meeting. We recommend scheduling your meeting as early as possible. (required)
  • Complete online Application with family photo no later than noon on December 16, 2016. (required)
  • Schedule a Kindergarten Visit online AFTER you have submitted your application. (required)