Admission

At San Francisco Schoolhouse, we are accepting applications for kindergarten through eighth grade for the 2018-2019 school year.

All applicants for kindergarten for must be five years old by September 1 of the year they begin.

Tuition for 2018-19 is $11,995.

Questions? Email us at admission@sfschoolhouse.org or call 415-221-3435.

To apply, just follow the seven steps below.
 

1. Schedule a visit.

The best way to learn more about the Schoolhouse is to see us in action. We love hosting visitors!

Schedule your visit using this page of our website.

Due to space constraints, unfortunately we are not able to accommodate visits from families prior to the application year for which they are eligible.

For families with students entering grades K-5, we offer morning tours and evening open houses:

Morning Tours: During a morning visit you’ll observe our students in class, see our teachers in action, and meet some current parents and Carol Swainson, our Interim Head of School.

We have K-5 morning tours scheduled 9:15–10:30am on:

  • October 9, 2018

  • October 25, 2018

  • November 6, 2018

  • November 15, 2018

  • December 4, 2018

  • January 8, 2019

Evening Open Houses: During a K-5 evening open house, you’ll be able to spend more time with our teachers, as well as meet some current parents and Carol Swainson, our Interim Head of School.

We have K-5 evening open houses scheduled 6:00-7:30pm on:

  • October 23, 2018

  • November 13, 2018

For families with students entering grades 6-8, we have Middle School Interactive Open Houses. Students and parents will experience our educational approach with hands-on activities. These events are for both parents and students to attend. They are scheduled on:

  • October 25, 2018, 6:00-8:00pm

  • November 4, 2018, 1:00-3:00pm

  • December 11, 2018, 6:00-8:00pm

In addition to these sessions, individual tours can be arranged by appointment.

2. Complete our online application.

Applications are due by January 11, 2019.

3. Submit a student evaluation.

Please provide a Student Evaluation Form to your child’s current teacher. This is due by January 11, 2019. Use this form for kindergarten and first grade applications. Use this one for second through eighth grade applications. 

Evaluation forms can be emailed to admission@sfschoolhouse.org or mailed to the school.


4. Request school records.

For applicants to first grade and up, please provide a School Records Release Form to the administrators of your child’s current school. This is due by January 11, 2019

Records can be emailed to admission@sfschoolhouse.org or mailed to the school.


5. Schedule a parent interview.

Once your application is complete, parents will be invited to interview.


6. Schedule a visit for your child.

Children applying to kindergarten participate in a one-hour casual group visit to meet our teachers and help us get to know your child. These visits will take place on Friday, January 25, 2019 and Friday, February 1, 2019, and will be scheduled by the Schoolhouse. 

Children applying to grades one through eight will be invited to spend one to two days at the Schoolhouse, typically during February and March.


7. Receive a decision via email.

Decision letters will be sent via email to all applicants on March 21, 2019 at noon. To enroll, completed contracts are due by 10:00am on March 28, 2019.

San Francisco Schoolhouse participates in the Bay Area Directors of Admission (BADA) and upholds the best practices set forth by this organization, whose mission is to make the admission process more transparent and family friendly. You may access an overview of these practices here: BADA Principles of Good Practice.

The San Francisco Schoolhouse admits students of any gender, race, color, national and ethnic origin, religion, family structure, gender identity and/or expression, and sexual or affectional orientation, 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 gender, race, color, national and ethnic origin, religion, family structure, gender identity and/or expression, or sexual or affectional orientation in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship, and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.
 

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