Admission

At San Francisco Schoolhouse, we are accepting applications for all grades (K-8) for the 2021-2022 school year, and for middle school and a few other grades for the 2020-2021 school year.

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

Tuition for 2020-2021 is $15,870.

Questions? Email us at admission@sfschoolhouse.org.


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!

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

For families with students entering grades 6-8, we have virtual Middle School Interactive Open Houses, and virtual evening tours.

See our Visit K-8 page for all the visit information and sign-up form.

2. Complete Online Application.

The online application has 3 parts: an application, an application fee, and submission of a family photo. (Sibling applications are due November 20, 2020.)

K-5 Applications Due: January 11, 2021 

Middle School Applications Due: January 29, 2021

3. Submit a student evaluation.

Please provide a Student Evaluation Form to your child’s current teacher.

Evaluation forms can be emailed to admission@sfschoolhouse.org or mailed to the school, by the teacher. The evaluations are due by January 11, 2021 (K-5), or January 29, 2021 (6-8).

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.

Records can be emailed to admission@sfschoolhouse.org or mailed to the school, by the administrators of your child's current school themselves. Records should be received by January 11, 2021 (K-5), or January 29, 2021 (6-8).

5. Schedule a parent interview.

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

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 be scheduled by the Schoolhouse.

Children applying to grades one through eight will be invited to spend one to two days at the Schoolhouse. This may be in a virtual or in-person format. These visits will be scheduled by the Schoolhouse.

7. Receive a decision via email.

Decision letters will be sent via email to all applicants on March 18, 2021 at noon

If applying after March 18, 2021, the schedule will be determined based on openings.

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. BADA uses the Independent Schools of the San Francisco Bay Area (ISSFBA) as an identifying name and website.

Non-Discrimination Policy. The San Francisco Schoolhouse admits students of any gender, race, color, national and ethnic origin, religion, family structure, gender identity and/or expression, political affiliation, personal experience, sexual or affectional orientation, and physical disability 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, political affiliation, personal experience, sexual or affectional orientation, mental or physical disability, or any other status protected by applicable law in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship, and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. Schoolhouse is compliant with Title IX. Please find more information here.

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