Applications are accepted year round and may be submitted at any time after the birth of your child. All applications go into the waiting pool by date of birth. However, we start our admissions cycle in February each year, so you need to submit the application no later than February 1st the year you are applying for. All applications for fall 2020 needs to be submitted to the school no later than February 1st 2020. 

Your child must have turned 2 years old by September 1, 2020, to be eligible to start preschool in August 2020.

All applications from the waiting pool will be considered equally, but siblings and children of alumni parents are given special consideration in admissions. We take into consideration other factors such as age, familiarity with a Scandinavian language, Scandinavian identification and a demonstrated dedication to the Scandinavian community. We make an effort each year to create a school class that represents a balanced cross-section of the community we serve. 

We maintain an active wait pool and fill spaces as they become available throughout the year.

We adhere closely to the Scandinavian preschool model, which emphasizes the social and emotional growth of a child. Please sign up for a tour of the school to see if our school, and its philosophy towards early childhood education, is a good fit for your family. For more information, email us at

The Scandinavian School in San Francisco admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin and religious affiliation to all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.