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.

Please note the Admissions Office will be closed for the month of July 2018.



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


Get to Know CAIS - Attend CAIS 101 and Take a Tour 

CAIS 101 events and tours will take place October 2018 - January 2019Dates and bookings for tours and our CAIS 101 events will be available in September.



The application link for the school year 2019-20 will be open in October 2018.


Apply for Adjusted Tuition

CAIS Adjusted Tuition application process. Application for tuition assistance will not impact your child’s application to CAIS.


Parent Interview

A parent interview is required as part of the admission process. Once you have submitted your application; in your confirmation email, you will see a link enabling you to select a time for your parent interview.


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 2019 for application to the school year 2019-20.



Notifications for the 2019-20 school year admissions will be emailed in March 2019.


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