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. 

STEP 1

Help Us Get to Know You

Please begin the process by filling out the online inquiry form

STEP 2

Get to Know Us at CAIS 101  

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 Middle School Campus (888 Turk Street). 

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

STEP 3

Take a Tour

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

Pre-K Campus Tour  Lower School Tour and Information Session Middle School Tour
42/52 Waller Street 
9:00-10:30 a.m.
150 Oak Street 
9:00-11:00 a.m.
888 Turk Street  
9:00-10:15 a.m.
Please click here to reserve your spot.

 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.

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

Please click here to reserve your spot.

STEP 4

Application

Please select the online application link here, the deadline is Tuesday, January 22, 2019.

STEP 5
(optional)

Apply for Adjusted Tuition

CAIS Adjusted Tuition application process.

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

STEP 6

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.

STEP 7

School Evaluation Form

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

STEP 8

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.

STEP 9

Notification

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 admission@cais.org, or by phone at 415-865-6084 or 415-865-6085.