Admissions Process

Step 1: Please fill out an application

We accept applications any time after your child is born, from both Congregation Emanu-El synagogue members and non-members. Members are given priority in admissions decisions.

Step 2: Take a Preschool Tour
Required for registration. See schedule and register here.

We have wrapped up our tours for the 2024 – 2025 Admissions season. Please contact us at [email protected] if you would like more information.

Step 3: Enroll

Acceptance and wait list letters are mailed to families in early March.

If you have questions, please contact the preschool office at [email protected].

Your application will be taken into consideration for potential admission provided that your child is between 2 years and 5 years 4 months old by the time of their enrollment. Tours are given during the months of October through January prior to the fall term.

Age Eligibility:

Two’s Program: Children who will be two-years-old by the first day of school in late August.
Preschool: Children between three- and four-years-old by the first day of school in late August.
Pre-K/TK: Children between four- and five-years-old by the first day of school in late August.

Current Regular and Extended Day Tuition


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