Admissions
Application Process

Kindergarten

The application process can seem overwhelming, but we are happy to assist you! Please feel free to contact our office with questions at any time at admissions@sfbrandeis.org.

Please note: September 1, 2017, is our birthdate cutoff for children applying to Kindergarten at The Brandeis School of San Francisco for the 2022-2023 school year. 


List of 6 items.

  • 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 welcoming visitors right now, but we are hopeful that applicant families will be able to tour the Brandeis campus in person later in the fall or winter. In the meantime, click here to learn more about virtual event dates and/or contact the Admissions office if you have questions.
  • APPLY

    Nearly every step of the application process, including the submission of student evaluation forms, can be completed by logging into MyBrandeis. You must have already completed an inquiry form in order to begin the process. 

    A completed kindergarten application consists of the application form, student evaluation, readiness assessment videos, a $100 non-refundable application fee, and a recent photo of the applicant. Once you have completed the application we will contact you to schedule a student visit and parent interview. 

    NOTE: Our priority deadline for Fall 2022 enrollment is Friday, January 14, 2022. Families who submit their application on or before our priority deadline will not be required to pay the application fee and will receive a decision on Thursday, March 17, 2022, in accordance with the guidelines recommended by the ISSFBA (Independent Schools Of The San Francisco Bay Area). Applications received after the priority deadline will be considered if space is available. 

    Please feel free to contact the Admissions office with any questions!
  • STUDENT EVALUATION FORM/STUDENT READINESS ASSESSMENT

    Please click here or access the student evaluation form on your online checklist by logging into MyBrandeis. You may email the form 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 teacher(s) to return to Brandeis

    We also require completion of the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment. Because public health guidelines continue to impact our ability to have visitors on campus, we have decided to once again participate in a shared process designed by the Independent Schools of the San Francisco Bay Area, our professional consortium, to evaluate Kindergarten readiness using a specific set of videotaped activities at home.

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

    Parent meetings are a required part of the application process, and will be scheduled after the completed application has been submitted.

    Please contact the 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 at MyBrandeis. (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 MyBrandeis username and password.)

    • Print or share the student evaluation form student evaluation form with the applicant's teacher; teachers need to complete and return the form directly to Brandeis via email, mail, or fax. The form is also accessible by logging into MyBrandeis.
    • Submit the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment, which is a shared tool designed by the Independent Schools of the San Francisco Bay Area, our professional consortium, to evaluate Kindergarten readiness using a specific set of videotaped activities at home. 
    • Include a recent photo of the applicant.
    • The application fee will be waived for those who complete and submit the application by January 14, 2022.
    • Beginning January 15, 2022, all applicants will be required to 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.
     
     
 











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