Admission Process

Grade/Age Eligibility Requirements for 2019-2020 Applicants

  • Pre-Kindergarten: Children must be 3 or 4 years old on or before September 1, 2019. 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, 2019.

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


Take a Tour

Please note that the tour season is now ended and there are no more tours available.



The application deadline was Tuesday, January 22, 2019.


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 2019 for application to the school year 2019-2020.

  • Pre-Kindergarten: January 30 and 31, February 6, 7 and 13
  • Kindergarten: March 2
  • 1st -8th grade student visits will be scheduled individually.



Notifications for the 2019-2020 school year admissions will be emailed in March 2019.

Pre-Kindergarten: Tuesday, March 12

Kindergarten-Eighth Grade: Thursday, March 21


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