Admission Process

Grade/Age Eligibility Requirements for 2021-2022 Applicants

  • Preschool: Children must be 3 or 4 years old on or before September 1, 2021. We have a mixed age Preschool comprising 3 and 4 year olds.
  • Kindergarten: Children must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2021.

Grades 1-8: Please contact the Admission Office at 


Help Us Get to Know You

Please begin the process by filling out the online inquiry form


Get to Know CAIS — Take a Tour

We are transitioning to a Virtual admissions season in the Fall of 2020 and virtual tours and information sessions will be posted in August.

Please contact for more information. 



We are still accepting applications for Preschool as well as Kindergarten through 8th grade for the school year 2020-2021. Please contact the Admission Office at

For 2nd-8th grade applicants please see additional information.


Parent Meeting

A meeting between applicant parents and the Admissions Director 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. 


Getting to Know Your Child

Seeing your child is an important part of our admissions process. In these unusual circumstances, there will not be the usual playdates on campus. Instead, we are working on some different ideas for how best virtually to get to know your child, bearing in mind their young age and being thoughtful about you as parents who are likely applying to other schools as well. More information will be forthcoming. 

Notifications for the 2021-2022 school year admissions will be emailed in March 2021.

  • Preschool: Tuesday, March 9, 2021
  • Kindergarten-Eighth Grade: Thursday, March 18, 2021

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