Admission Process

Grade/Age Eligibility Requirements for Applicants

  • Pre-Kindergarten: Children must be 3 or 4 years old on or before September 1, 2018. We have a mixed age Pre-K comprising 3 and 4 year olds.
  • Kindergarten: Children must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2018.

Grades 1-8: Please contact the Admission Office at 415-865-6084.



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


Get to Know Us at CAIS 101 [Recommended but not required]

Highly recommended (but not mandatory for applications), these events held each autumn will provide you with an overview of the school and will take place at our 888 Campus (888 Turk Street). 

Please sign up for one of our CAIS 101 events using the following links: 



Take a Tour [Required]

Tours will take place October 2017 - January 2018.

Pre-K Campus Tour
42/52 Waller Street 
9:00-10:30 a.m.

(Required for Pre-K applicants.)

Please click here to reserve your spot.


Lower School Tour and Information Session
150 Oak Street 
9:00-11:00 a.m.

(Required for Kindergarten applicants. Optional for Pre-K applicants.)

This tour will provide in-class observations of a cross section of Kindergarten through 5th grades and includes an information session.

Please click here to reserve your spot

Middle School Tour
888 Turk Street  
9:00-10:00 a.m.

(Required for Middle School applicants. Optional for Pre-K and K applicants.)

This tour and information session will showcase our middle school program. 

Please click here to reserve your spot.




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. 


School Evaluation Form

If your child currently attends a preschool, please download and complete this required form after applying. 


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.