Admission

At San Francisco Schoolhouse, we are accepting applications for kindergarten through seventh 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 2017-18 is $10,980.

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.

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

For families with students entering grades K-3, we have tours scheduled 9:15–10:30am on:

  • October 10, 2017
  • October 26, 2017
  • November 7, 2017
  • November 16, 2017
  • December 5, 2017
  • January 4, 2018

For families with students entering grades 4-7, we have tours scheduled 9:15-10:15am on:

  • October 17, 2017
  • November 14, 2017
  • December 12, 2017
  • January 9, 2018

Evening Open Houses: All families are invited to attend one of our evening open houses where you’ll be able to spend more time with our teachers, as well as meet some current parents and Aimee Giles, our Head of School.

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

  • October 24, 2017
  • November 28, 2017


2. Complete our online application.

Complete an online application form and pay a $50 application fee to the Schoolhouse by January 10, 2018.


3. Submit a student evaluation.

Please provide a Student Evaluation Form to your child’s current teacher. This is due by January 10, 2018. Use this form for kindergarten and first grade applications. Use this one for second through seventh 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 10, 2018

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 meet with Aimee Giles, our Head of School.


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 26, 2018 and Friday, February 2, 2018, and will be scheduled by the Schoolhouse.

Children applying to grades one through seven 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 16, 2018 at noon. To enroll, completed contracts are due by 10:00am on March 22, 2018.

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.