Application Process


While the application process has multiple steps, we're here to help. Here is a quick checklist to ensure that you have completed all of the required steps.

Please note: September 1, 2014, is our cutoff birthdate for children applying to kindergarten at The Brandeis School for the 2019–2020 school year.


1. To schedule a campus visit or to request a brochure, inquire online and you will be contacted by Admissions Associate Leslie Ticktin.

2. 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.

Student Evaluation Form deadline is January 10, 2019.
Application deadline is January 18, 2019.
  1. Complete the top portion of the student evaluation form and give to applicant's current teacher; teachers need to complete and return the form directly to The Brandeis School of San Francisco.
  2. Include a recent photo of the applicant (required).
  3. Submit a $100 application fee (nonrefundable).
  4. After you have submitted your application, the admissions office will contact you to schedule your parent interview. Getting to know each applicant and his/her parents is an integral part of our application process.
  5. Kindergarten applicants will be invited for a screening in small groups. During these visits, the students will participate in group activities as well as one-on-one time with our teachers as we assess students for kindergarten readiness.

Please noteAn application cannot be considered complete until all records have been received.

All admissions decisions will be available online Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. We will also mail decision letters via USPS on Wednesday, March 20, 2019.
Brandeis admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, and sexual orientation 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 in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

Recommended Steps

  • Inquire online and you will be contacted by Admissions Associate Leslie Ticktin to schedule a campus tour
  • Attend a tour. During our tours—which are required for all prospective families—we'll provide a snapshot of the daily life that your child might experience at Brandeis. We are happy to make accommodations for families relocating to the Bay Area.
  • Attend for our "Just for Kindergarten" Open House on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. During this event, you’ll have an opportunity to take an in-depth look at the kindergarten curriculum, in addition to meeting our school administrators, parents, and alumni.
  • Join us for a prospective parent event in February. Hosted in the homes of Brandeis parents, these evening events offer an opportunity to meet with school administration and parents in a more intimate setting. (Invitation to follow.)