Applying to Kindergarten
- Step 1: Explore, Inquire, or Apply Using Ravenna
- Step 2: Visit Our School
- Step 3: Complete Application
- Step 4: Set Up a Parent/Guardian Meeting & Student Visit
- Admission Process Checklist
Thank you for your interest in San Francisco Day School! You are invited to begin the admission process for SF Day by choosing to explore, inquire, or apply to our school.
Explore will enable you to learn more about our school before applying. You can view and register for upcoming admission events, as well as view the admission process details. You may choose to apply at any point during your process.
Inquire will enable our school to better understand your family's interests.
Apply will enable you to view, register for events, and access required forms for the application process.
*If you already have an account with Ravenna, please use the same login information. There is no need to create a separate account.
We invite you to visit our school campus, so that you can experience firsthand a "day in the life" of a San Francisco Day School student. Below is a list of various opportunities for you to tour the school. To view dates and register for an event, please login to Ravenna.
School Tours 8:15-10:30 a.m. (Recommended)
SF Day offers thirteen tours between October-December.
Fall Open Houses (Optional)
SF Day offers two open houses in the fall - these are a wonderful opportunity to meet teachers and current families.
Windows & Mirrors Evening Reception (Optional)
Join us to learn how SF Day embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion to ensure all voices are heard in our community.
Discounted Tuition Informational Meeting (Optional)
This meeting provides more information regarding our tuition assistance program.
All applications, including form submissions, may be completed online using Ravenna - you may start the form and return to it at any time. Your application will not be received by our admission team until you press the "Submit" button.
Completing your application early will give you optimum flexibility in scheduling your Parent/Guardian Meeting before the deadline rush. Your application is due three days before your Parent/Guardian Meeting. Completed applications along with the application fee ($100*) and a recent family photo will be due in mid-December.
*To request an application fee waiver, please call the admission office at 415-568-3611. Thank you.
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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. Please schedule two meetings for twin students.
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.
This is a required step for all San Francisco Day School kindergarten applicants and requires that the family has already turned in their application form and fee. During this two-hour KINDERGARTEN VISIT DAY we invite groups of 16 students to participate in fun activities where they will be creatively and intellectually engaged with other children and insightful teachers. This is only one of the many ways we spend meaningful time to get to know each of our wonderful kindergarten applicants.
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Kindergarten Admission Process Checklist
- Begin exploring or applying to SF Day by creating an account with Ravenna.
- Register for a School Tour on Ravenna. (recommended)
- Register for an Open House on Ravenna. (optional)
- Register for the Windows & Mirrors Reception on Ravenna. (optional)
- Schedule a Parent/Guardian Meeting on Ravenna. Applications must be submitted three days prior to your scheduled meeting. We recommend scheduling your meeting as early as possible. (required)
- Complete online Application on Ravenna with family photo in mid-December (required). All required forms and documents can be found on your Ravenna hub online account.
- Schedule a Kindergarten Visit on Ravenna AFTER you have submitted your application. (required)