Admission Process: K

The SF Day Annual Spring Neighborhood Open House is on Saturday, May 5 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. This is a self-guided, unstructured event for our friends and neighbors to take a peek inside our school and walk through our halls. Please RSVP online
Our fall admission events will be updated on our website for the 2019 application season by the end of this summer. You may schedule your fall admission events starting on September 1, 2018

Note to Applicants for 2019
Ravenna will be updated and ready to accept inquiries for fall 2019 starting on September 1, 2018. We invite you to explore our website and kindly ask that you do not submit your inquiry form on Ravenna until September 1. Thank you!

Admission Process: Kindergarten

Step 1: Explore or Apply Using Ravenna

Thank you for your interest in San Francisco Day School! You are invited to begin the admission process for SF Day by choosing to explore or apply to our school.

Explore will enable you to learn more about our school before applying.  You can view and register for upcoming admission events, as well as view the admission process details. You may choose to apply at any point during your process.

Apply will enable you to view, register for events, and access required forms for the application process.  

Click here to access Ravenna.*

*If you already have an account with Ravenna, please use the same login information. There is no need to create a separate account.

Step 2: Visit Our School

We invite you to visit our school campus, so that you can experience firsthand a "day in the life" of a San Francisco Day School student.  Below is a list of various opportunities for you to tour the school.  To view dates and register for an event, please login to Ravenna.

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School Tours 8:15-10:30 a.m. (Recommended)
SF Day offers thirteen tours between September-December.  

Fall Open Houses (Optional)
SF Day offers two open houses in the fall - these are a wonderful opportunity to meet teachers and current families.  

Windows & Mirrors Evening Reception (Optional)
Join us to learn how SF Day embraces diversity and inclusion to ensure all voices are heard in our community.

Discounted Tuition Informational Meeting (Optional)
This meeting provides more information regarding our tuition assistance program. 

Step 3: Complete Application

Application for entry in fall of 2018

All applications, including form submissions, may be completed online using Ravenna - you may start the form and return to it at any time.  Your application will not be received by our admission team until you press the "Submit" button.

Completing your application early will give you optimum flexibility in scheduling your Parent/Guardian Meeting before the deadline rush. Your application is due three days before your Parent/Guardian Meeting. Completed applications along with the application fee ($100*) and a recent family photo are due on Friday, December 15, 2017 by noon.

*To request an application fee waiver, please call the admission office at 415-568-3611.  Thank you.

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Step 4: Set Up A Parent/Guardian Meeting & Student Visit

Once you begin your application, we strongly encourage you to sign up for your Parent/Guardian Meeting with the director of admission. Your application is due three business days before your scheduled Parent/Guardian Meeting. If you are applying for more than one child, a separate application must be completed for each child. Please schedule two meetings for twin students.

Parent/Guardian Meetings

All parents/guardians of prospective kindergarten students meet with the director of admission. These meetings last 20 minutes and provide us with the opportunity to interact personally with each prospective family. Meetings will be conducted from October through mid-February.

Student Visits

This is a required step for all San Francisco Day School kindergarten applicants and requires that the family has already turned in their application form and fee.  During this two-hour KINDERGARTEN VISIT DAY we invite groups of 16 students to participate in fun activities where they will be creatively and intellectually engaged with other children and insightful teachers. This is only one of the many ways we spend meaningful time to get to know each of our wonderful kindergarten applicants.

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Admission Process Checklist

Kindergarten Admission Process Checklist 

  • Begin exploring or applying to SF Day by creating an account with Ravenna
  • Register for a School Tour on Ravenna.  (recommended)
  • Register for an Open House on Ravenna.  (optional)
  • Register for the Windows & Mirrors Reception on Ravenna. (optional)
  • Schedule a Parent/Guardian Meeting on Ravenna. Applications must be submitted three days prior to your scheduled meeting. We recommend scheduling your meeting as early as possible. (required)
  • Complete online Application on Ravenna with family photo no later than noon on December 15, 2017. (required). All required forms and documents can be found on your Ravenna hub online account.
  • Schedule a Kindergarten Visit on Ravenna AFTER you have submitted your application. (required)