Middle School Admissions

Thanks for your interest in the Presidio Knolls Middle School - we look forward to getting to know your family! As always if you have any questions, please email pks.admissions@presidioknolls.org or call us at (415) 202-0770.

Please note, approximately 50% of instruction in middle school is in Mandarin. Successful applicants will demonstrate adequate proficiency in reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

Process and Timeline

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  • Let us know you’re interested in PKS! Filling out the inquiry form will allow us to keep you up-to-date on all admissions news and deadlines.

  • Sign up for a tour. This is a great way for you to get a feel for our middle school program and figure out if it’s right for your child.

  • Optional: Register for the Dec. 7 Open House to meet PKS faculty, staff, and parents to learn more about our community and our educational philosophy.


  • If you feel like PKS is a good fit, submit an application form online along with the $100 fee. Applications should be submitted by January 9, 2020 at 10:00am (PT). We suggest applying early so you have your choice of dates for the parent interview. Note: If the $100 application fee is a hardship for your family, please let us know.

  • Once you have submitted the application form, we ask that your child take an online Mandarin assessment at his/her earliest convenience. This must be completed before the student visit day.

  • After submitting a complete application, sign up for a student visit day. This visit day provides applicants with a chance to meet potential future classmates and experience first hand what it’s like to be a PKS middle school student. Students will also have an English and math assessment.

  • Schedule a 30-minute parent interview. These interviews give us a chance to get to know prospective families on a more personal level.

  • Email us your child’s previous school records (forms below).

  • For those who would like to apply for tuition assistance, please note that the deadline to apply for tuition assistance is prior to the acceptance deadline, but has no impact on the admissions process.


  • Middle school decision letters will be emailed on Thursday, March 19, and we ask for your decision by Thursday, March 26.

Frequently Asked Questions

Read the Frequently Asked Questions about our Middle School.

For More Information

Check out the PKS Blog for day to day projects, photos, teacher profiles, and more!

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

Photos: parent volunteers and John Lee