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Admissions Process

2021-22 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. Most of our events are virtual (via video conferencing) at this time.

For immediate openings please contact

Age Requirements for Preschool and Kindergarten in 2021-2022

 Spazio Gioco Afternoon Playgroup: 2-3 years (age 2 by September 1, 2021)

 Piccoli: 2-3 years (age 2 by September 1, 2021)

 Grandi: 3-4 years (age 3 by September 1, 2021)

 Grandissimi/Pre-K: 4-5 years (age 4 by September 1, 2021)

 Kindergarten: 5+ years (5 by September 1, 2021)

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

2. Visit

All of our in-person events have been moved to virtual this year. We are always happy to speak with you, but also have a wide range of options from virtual Open Houses to virtual Spotlight Events highlighting specific elements of our program like language immersion and social emotional learning, among others.

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:

Visit La Scoula

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, 2021 (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 22, 2021, for Kindergarten and all grades above. Evaluations for Preschool applicants are welcome.

Transcripts for 1st through 8th Grade

Please provide Transcripts from the past two years (2019-2020 and 2018-2019) by February 1, 2021.

Decision letters for 2021-2022

On March 9, 2021, La Scuola will email Preschool Admission Decision Letters to families applying to preschool. Families' responses due no later than Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 10 a.m.

On March 18, 2021, La Scuola will email K-8 Admission Decision Letters to families applying to Kindergarten and all grades above. Families' responses due no later than Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 10 a.m.

Admissions Considerations
La Scuola does not use a ranked wait pool but rather considers 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.