Admission Process

The application deadline has passed for 2017-2018 entry.  

For those who have applied: 

  • Pre-K notification will be emailed on Wednesday, March 8, 2017
  • Kindergarten notification will be emailed on Thursday, March 16, 2017

Parents planning to apply for school year 2018-2019, below are the steps of the Admission Process, which will begin in October 2017.



Please register your child(ren) by filling out the online inquiry form


Get to Know Us at CAIS 101

Held each autumn, these events will provide you with an overview of the school and will take place at our 888 Campus (888 Turk Street). 


Take a Tour

Tours are scheduled in October through January for our Pre-Kindergarten, Lower School and Middle School campuses. Sign up links will be available in early October 2017.



Applications for the school year 2017-2018 closed on January 13, 2017. Families interested in applying for the 2018-2019 school year will be invited to apply online beginning in early October 2017.


Parent Interview

A parent interview is required as part of the admission process. We will send you a link to schedule your parent interview upon receipt of your application. Please check your confirmation email from Veracross after your application has been submitted to see the link to schedule your parent interview. This is done through Pick-A-Time


School Evaluation Form

If your child currently attends a preschool, please download and complete this required form after applying. This form is due by Friday, February 3, 2017 for 2017-2018 applicants.


School Visit

School visits for both Pre-K and Kindergarten applicants are required and will take place in January and February 2018 for application to the school year 2018-19.



Notifications for the 2018-2019 school year admissions will be emailed in March 2018.


Questions? Please contact us via, or by phone at 415-865-6084 or 415-865-6085.