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2022-23 Admissions Process




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1. Inquire

Please submit an Online Inquiry Form, and you will see a prompt to register for tours and events. Our events will be a mix of virtual and in-person this year.

For immediate openings please contact

Age Requirements for Preschool and Kindergarten in 2022-2023

 Spazio Gioco Afternoon Playgroup: 2-3 years (age 2 by September 1, 2022)

 Piccoli: 2-3 years (age 2 by September 1, 2022)

 Grandi: 3-4 years (age 3 by September 1, 2022)

 Grandissimi/Pre-K: 4-5 years (age 4 by September 1, 2022)

 Kindergarten: 5+ years (5 by September 1, 2022)

Children are not required to speak Italian to enroll in preschool, Kindergarten, Grade 1, or Grade 6. Students applying to Grades 2-5 or Grade 7 are evaluated for language proficiency as part of the admissions process.

2. Visit

We are excited to offer In-Person Campus Tours this admissions season! You can also join our virtual events that include Information Sessions and Parent Education Spotlight which highlight specific elements of our program like language immersion and social-emotional learning.

You can always reach out to our Admissions team if you'd like to talk to one of our staff at 415-551-000 x 412. We would love to speak with you.

Don't forget to follow us on Instagram at @lascuola_sf to keep up on all of the happenings on campus. 

To view our previously recorded Video Virtual Open Houses, watch our Spotlight Events, take a 3D Tour of campus, or setup a meeting with our Admissions Team, click below:

3. Apply

La Scuola uses an online application system called Ravenna-Hub. You can access our application form using this link.

Please submit the online application and a non-refundable $100 application fee by January 15, 2022 (1st round of applications). If the application fee presents a hardship, or if you have any other questions, please contact the admissions office at or call 415-551-0000 x 412.

Common Confidential Student Evaluation Form

The Common Confidential Student Evaluation Form should be submitted by January 23, 2022, for Kindergarten and all grades above. Evaluations for Preschool applicants are welcome.

Transcripts for Grades 1-8

Please provide Transcripts from the past two years (2020-2021 and 2019-2020) by February 1, 2022.

Decision Letters for 2022-2023

On March 8, 2022, La Scuola will email Preschool Admission Decision Letters to families applying to preschool. Families' responses are due no later than Tuesday, March 15, 2022, at 10 a.m.

On March 17, 2022, La Scuola will email K-8 Admission Decision Letters to families applying to Kindergarten and all grades above. Families' responses are due no later than Thursday, March 24, 2022, at 10 a.m.

Admissions Considerations
La Scuola does not use a ranked wait pool but rather considers a variety of factors in admission decisions including:

 Gender and diversity balance

 Affinity with the Reggio Emilia and International Baccalaureate approach to learning

 Use of Italian at home (a small group of Italian speakers supports non-native speakers)

 A child’s age and current developmental range of the class

 Siblings of current families receive preference

 Timely submission of application

 Attendance at open house and parent interview

La Scuola is a licensed childcare center under Title 22 rules and regulations. Our facility, program, and staff have been formally inspected and approved by the State of California licensing agency.

Pursuant to California law, each child younger than 2 years old and participating in the Spazio Gioco Play Group must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who remains present for the duration of each session. Nannies, sitters, and non-parent family members may accompany a child if a notarized guardianship form has been provided. No share-care arrangements are allowed. Please contact our director for more information.