Applying for the 2020-2021 School Year


Visiting Kittredge School
To ensure that all families understand our philosophy and have a chance to experience our school community, we encourage everyone interested to visit the school. We offer open houses and tours for all grade levels. Applications are completed on-line. Click here if you’d like to begin your application now. If you’d like to set up a tour or register for an open house call the school in September, October or November. The school office phone number is 415-750-8390.

Open Houses
Two open houses are offered from 7:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. on a weekday evening, and one is offered on a Saturday morning, from 10:00 to 11:30. These provide an excellent opportunity to meet and talk with the kindergarten and other teachers as well as visit classrooms, and hear from the Principal, current parents and students, and have a chance to ask questions about the school and the admissions process. Evening Open Houses are scheduled for Wednesday, October 9 and Thursday, November 21, 2019. Our Saturday morning Open House will be held on November 9. A reservation is needed for all dates, as space is limited.

Individual tours are given from October through December during the school day. Tours provide an opportunity to speak with the Principal, visit classrooms, and ask questions about the admissions process. A reservation is needed for these tours.
Tours are scheduled Monday through Thursday at 9:15 and at 10:30 A.M. and last about 45 minutes.

Student Play Dates and Visits
Play Dates and Visits are scheduled in January and February after we have the completed application on file. Student visits are a chance for your child to experience Kittredge School firsthand, for a full school day. We make it a priority to put your child at ease in a new environment.

Kindergarten applicants attend an hour play date on a weekend. While children are enjoying their play date, their parents get another chance to ask questions of our staff and current Kittredge School parents. Play dates will be held on Saturday, January 25 and Saturday, February 8, 2020.

Applicants to grades 1 through 8 visit the school for a day and participate in the regular classroom activities of their current grade.

The teachers assess student skills during the visit and the Principal administers an individual assessment.

Application Checklist
• Schedule a tour or an open house. You receive an application during your tour or open house.
• Complete the on-line application.
• Give the confidential Student Evaluation Form to your child’s current teacher so that the teacher can complete and return the form to the admissions office.
• Give the Record Release Form (applicants to grades 1–8) to your child’s current school.

Admissions Decisions
An admissions committee, consisting of teachers and administrators, makes admission decisions. The admissions committee’s job is to admit students for whom Kittredge School is a good fit. We look for families who understand and support our school mission and core values, and for students who will thrive in our small, nurturing environment and will benefit from our structured curriculum. Children who succeed at Kittredge tend to have a natural desire to learn and want to take an active role in their learning. Admission decisions will be mailed on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, and emailed the following day at noon. Kittredge School is a member of the Independent Schools of the San Francisco Bay Area (ISSFBA) and abides by all of its rules and procedures.

Important Dates
Application deadline:

• for grades k-5: Monday, January 6, 2020

• for grades 6-8: Monday, January 27, 2020

Teacher recommendation forms and transcripts are also due by the same dates. Late applications will be considered on a rolling admissions basis.