Admissions
Application Process

Grades 1–4

First through Fourth Grades

Transferring schools—whether due to relocation or the need to find a better fit—is an important transition, both for students and their families.

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  • INQUIRE

    Thank you for your interest in The Brandeis School of San Francisco! We invite you to begin the admissions process at Brandeis by inquiring online. Once you inquire, our Office of Admissions will contact you. 
  • VISIT

    The current public health restrictions are preventing us from offering in-person tours this fall, but we are still eager to show off our beautiful campus and help prospective families get to know our community!  
     
    All families are encouraged to reserve a space in one of our virtual Open House or Admissions LIVE Q&A sessions which will take place throughout the next few months. Click here to learn more about tour and event dates. 

    Please contact the Admissions office should you have questions.
  • APPLY

    All applications, including submission of student evaluation forms, may be completed by logging into our website. You may start the application and resume at any time. 

    Please be sure to submit your application in advance of your parent interview. 

    The 2021-2022 application is due January 22, 2021. Please be sure to also include a recent photo of the applicant. 

    A completed application includes the application form, student evaluation form, report cards, $100 non-refundable fee, and a recent photo of the applicant.

    Please contact the Admissions office should you have questions.
  • STUDENT EVALUATION FORM/STUDENT RECORDS

    Please click here for the K-1 student evaluation form and click here for the 2-8 student evaluation form.

    These forms are also available on your online checklist by logging into our website. You can email the forms directly to your child's teacher and/or print, sign, and complete the top portion of the form and give it to your child's current teacher(s) to return to Brandeis.

    We also require the applicant's report cards, narrative reports, and standardized tests from the past two years, as well as any other pertinent information.

    Please complete the top portion of the records release form and give to the applicant's school so that these documents can be mailed to Brandeis.
  • STUDENT VISIT

    Student visits are a required part of the application process, either in small, supervised groups (Kindergarten) or as part of a shadow day for older students. Because public health guidelines may impact our ability to have visitors on campus this fall, we will be in touch with each family after their application is complete to schedule a virtual or in person student visit.

    Please contact the Admissions office should you have questions.
  • PARENT/GUARDIAN MEETING

    Parent meetings are a required part of the application process. For the 2020-21 application cycle, all parent visits will take place via Zoom. Parents will be invited to schedule their interviews after the completed application has been submitted.

    Please contact our Admissions office should you have questions. 
  • ADMISSIONS PROCEDURE CHECKLIST

    1. Inquire online

    2. Click here to learn more about tour and event dates.  

    3. Apply online (Please note that you must login to apply. If you have inquired with us, but have never logged in to our site, click here to obtain your username and password.)
    • Print the student evaluation form and provide to the applicant's current teacher; teachers need to complete and return the form directly to Brandeis. The form is also accessible by logging into our online portal.
    • Please click here for the K-1 student evaluation form and click here for the 2-8 student evaluation form.
    • Grades 2-8: Please complete the top portion of the records release form and provide to the applicant's school so that report cards, narrative reports, and standardized tests from the past two years, as well as any other pertinent information, will be mailed to Brandeis.
    • Include a recent photo of the applicant.
    • Submit a $100 application fee (nonrefundable).
    4. After you have submitted your application, we will contact you to schedule a parent/guardian interview and a student visit. 

    5. Apply for tuition assistance (if applicable).

    Please note: An application cannot be considered complete until all records have been received.

    Student Evaluation Form deadline is January 8, 2021.
    Application deadline is January 22, 2021.

    All admissions decisions will be available online Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. We will also mail decision letters via USPS on Wednesday, March 17, 2021.
Brandeis admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, and sexual orientation in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.