Admission Process

Grade/Age Eligibility Requirements for 2020-2021 Applicants

  • Pre-Kindergarten: Children must be 3 or 4 years old on or before September 1, 2020. 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, 2020.

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


Help Us Get to Know You

Please begin the process by filling out the online inquiry form


Get to Know CAIS

We will again be hosting CAIS 101 events on October 3, November 1, and December 3, 2019. CAIS 101 is an introduction to the mix of innovative programs and cherished traditions that lead to outstanding outcomes for our students. Hear directly from teachers, students, parents, and administrators who share brief, heartfelt presentations that give insight to the CAIS experience. Sign up using the link for the date you prefer below:

Tours will begin in October 2019. Tour schedules and sign-ups will be available at the end of August



The application link will be open October 1, 2019 and the application deadline will be Monsday, January 13, 2020.


Apply for Adjusted Tuition

CAIS Adjusted Tuition application process.

Applying for Adjusted Tuition will not impact your child’s application to CAIS.


Parent Meeting

A meeting between applicant parents and the Admissions Director is required as part of the admission process. You will be able to select an interview time after you have submitted an application.


School Evaluation Form

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


Student Visit

Student visits/playdates for both Pre-K and Kindergarten applicants are required and will take place in January and February 2020 for application to the school year 2020-2021.



Notifications for the 2020-2021 school year admissions will be emailed in March 2020.

Pre-Kindergarten: Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Kindergarten-Eighth Grade: Thursday, March 19, 2020


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