Admission Process

Admission Steps

  1. Apply - We accept applications anytime after your child is born, from both Congregation Emanu-El synagogue members and non-members. Members are given priority in admissions decisions. 
  2. Take a Preschool tour (required for consideration - see the schedule and sign up here
  3. Preschool Fee Agreements due for siblings & returning students: February
  4. Acceptance letters mailed to new families: March 1

Timing of Admissions

Your application will be taken under consideration for potential admission provided that your child is between 2 years and 5 years 4 months old by the fall (September) term.  If your child is within this qualifying age group, you will receive information about tours which kicks off our admissions process. Tours are given during the months of October through January prior to the fall term. 

Preschool Tours

After submitting an application, parents should attend a tour.  

Tours will be held  through February 10, 2015. We invite parents of children eligible to begin school Fall 2015 to attend a tour. This will give you the opportunity to visit  the classrooms and facilities as well as hear from other parents and our preschool director. A member of the clergy, a Parent Association representative, and a member of our  Early Childhood Administration tea  will accompany each tour.

If you have not yet applied, please contact the Preschool. 

Age Eligibility for Fall 2015:
Young Twos - born between May 2013 and September 2013;
Preschool - born between October 2011 and April 2013;
Pre-K - born between May 2010 and September 2011

Registration for Tours will be open on September 1

 Access current preschool fees 


Preschool fundraisers, in partnership with the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, provide scholarships to eligible families. Scholarship applications are available after a placement offer is made.

Download an Application




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