Admissions Overview

Presidio Knolls School seeks to cultivate an exceptionally diverse family community, allowing children to learn from a rich social environment. Our admissions practices reflect this goal.

Each class has its own unique balance of students, and in making admissions decisions, we look for specific attributes that would fit the most naturally with the rest of the class, rather than solely a child’s rank on a waiting list. Because of this practice, it is very difficult to predict an applicant’s chances for admission. However, we will do everything we can to guide you through the process and answer any questions you may have along the way.

Eligibility

No Mandarin language skills are required for incoming preschool students or kindergarten students. If your child has no knowledge of Mandarin, we strongly encourage applying at the preschool level to develop early Mandarin skills, but we admit kindergarten students who are non-Mandarin speakers as well.

We will consider elementary applicants with sufficient Mandarin reading/writing and speaking skills to join a current class.  

Our Admissions Process

Preschool (P1-P3)

  1. Attend information session (adults only)
  2. Submit admissions application online
  3. Attend preschool play date (child plus one adult)
  4. Attend parent interview with our Director of Admissions
  5. Receive admissions decision (March)

Elementary School (kindergarten through fifth grade)

  1. Attend information session (adults only)
  2. Submit admissions application online
  3. Schedule an elementary school readiness assessment (kindergarten applicants only)
  4. Schedule classroom simulation for the child
  5. Attend parent interview with our Director of Admissions
  6. Have your child’s current school submit the required teacher evaluation form
  7. Receive admissions decision (March)

2017-2018 Age Cutoffs

  • Preschool 1 (P1) Class: 2 by May 1, 2017
  • Preschool 2 (P2) Class: 3 by August 1, 2017
  • Preschool 3 (P3) Class: 4 by August 1, 2017
  • Kindergarten: 5 by Aug 1, 2017
  • 1st Grade: 6 by Aug 1, 2017 (exceptions may be made for children who have already completed kindergarten)
  • 2nd Grade: 7 by August 1, 2017 or completion of 1st grade and assessment
  • 3rd Grade: 8 by August 1, 2017 or completion of 2nd grade and assessment
  • 4th Grade: 9 by August 1, 2017 or completion of 3rd grade and assessment
  • 5th Grade: 10 by August 1, 2017 or completion of 4th grade and assessment

Please email pks.admissions@presidioknolls.org or call us at (415) 202-0770 if you have any questions.

Photos: parent volunteers and John Lee