At San Francisco Schoolhouse, we are accepting applications for middle school and a few other grades for the 2019-2020 school year.

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

Tuition for 2019-20 is $13,800 and $15,870 for 2020-21.

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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 morning tours and evening open houses.

For families with students entering grades 6-8, we have Middle School Interactive Open Houses, and individual tours arranged by appointment.

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 December 6, 2019.)

K-5 Applications Due: January 10, 2020 

Middle School Applications Due: January 24, 2020

3. Submit a student evaluation.

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

Evaluation forms can be emailed to or mailed to the school, by the teacher. The evaluations are due by January 10, 2020 (K-5), or January 24, 2020 (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 or mailed to the school, by the administrators of your child's current school themselves. Records should be received by January 10, 2020 (K-5), or January 24, 2020 (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.

7. Receive a decision via email.

Decision letters will be sent via email to all applicants on March 19, 2019 at noon. To enroll, completed contracts are due by 10:00am on March 26, 2019.

If applying after March 19, 2019, 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.

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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