- 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.
- Take a Preschool tour (required for consideration)
- Preschool Fee Agreements due for siblings & returning students: February
- 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.
After submitting an application, parents should attend a tour. Registration for tours is available August – January.
Tours will be held on Thursdays and Fridays through February 1, 2013. We invite parents of children who submitted a preschool application and are eligible to begin school Fall 2013 to attend a tour. Whether you come on a Thursday or Friday, you will have a chance to tour 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 the Early Childhood Director will accompany each tour.
If you have not yet applied, please contact the Preschool at email@example.com.
Age Eligibility for Fall 2013:
Young Twos - born between May 2011 and September 2011;
Preschool - born between October 2009 and April 2011;
Pre-K/Transitional-K - born between May 2008 and September 2009
Upcoming Tour Dates:
Thursdays 10:30 – 11:45 am - January 17, 31
Fridays 10:45 am – Noon - January 11, 25; February 1
Register for a Tour
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
Thanks to a generous Emergency Grant from the Jim Joseph Foundation, the scholarship award process is being implemented in partnership with the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties; the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley; the Jewish Community Federation of the Greater East Bay; and the Bureau of Jewish Education. The Jim Joseph grant will enable families to keep their children in Jewish preschools, day schools, and Jewish overnight summer camps throughout the Bay Area.