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Admissions Process

Accepting Applications for the 2020-21 School Year

We are actively filling our remaining spots in all grades for the 2020-21 school year. Please email the Admissions Team at to begin your application today! 



Complete the online form



Attend an event



Submit an online application

1. Inquire

Complete the online inquiry form

Once you submit an Online Inquiry Form, you will receive an email in September to register for tours and events, whether virtual or in person.

For immediate openings please contact

Age Requirements for Preschool and Kindergarten in 2021-2022

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

 Piccoli: 2-3 years (age 2 by August 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

Contact us for a private virtual tour

Please contact or call 415-551-0000 x 412 for a virtual tour and meeting.

Admissions Events this Fall / Winter

A list of fall admissions events will be published in September 2020.


3. Apply

The Application Form for the 2021-2022 school year will be available in September 2020.

Submit an online application form and a non-refundable $100 application fee by January 15, 2021 (1st round of applications). La Scuola only accepts online applications and payment is due by credit card through the application process. Please let us know if you need any help during the process.


Transcripts for 1st through 8th Grade

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

The Common Confidential Student Evaluation Form should be submitted by January 15, 2021 for Grandissimi (4-5 years) and all grades above. Evaluations for Grandi applicants are welcome.

On March 9, 2021, La Scuola will email Preschool Admission Decision Letters to families applying to preschool.

On March 18, 2021, La Scuola will email K-8 Admission Decision Letters to families applying to Kindergarten and all grades above.


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 group 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.