Preschool Admissions


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

Please note, no Mandarin skills are required to enroll in the PKS preschool. However, the age cutoffs below are firm.

  • Preschool 1 (P1): 2 years by May 1, 2020

  • Preschool 2 (P2): 3 years by August 1, 2020

  • Preschool 3 (P3): 4 years by August 1, 2020

Process and Timeline

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  • Fill out an inquiry form so we can keep you up to date throughout the admissions process.

  • Sign up for a tour. This is a great way for you to get a feel for our school and decide if Presidio Knolls is right for your child and your family.

  • Optional: Register for one of two Saturday open houses to meet PKS faculty, staff, and parents to learn more about our community and our educational philosophy. Please note: The Oct. 5 open house will be more heavily preschool focused.


  • If you feel like PKS is the right school for your family, 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 student play date and parent interview. Note: If the $100 application fee is a hardship for your family, please let us know.

  • Once you’ve submitted your application, you will be able to sign up for a playdate. These hour long playdates give us a chance to see how your child interacts with others within our classroom environment. We ask that only one parent attend with each child due to space constraints.

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

  • 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.


  • Preschool decision letters will be emailed on Tuesday, March 10, and we ask for your decision by Tuesday, March 17.

Frequently Asked Questions

Read the Frequently Asked Questions about our preschool.

For More Information

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