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You can arrange your appointment by calling Admissions at (415) 897-2510 or emailing admissions@gslsnovato.org

Once you decide to move forward with your application, you can complete and submit the K-5 Application along with the application fee of $50.00. The deadline for “Early Admission” applications for Kindergarten is on January 11, 2019. All other Elementary Applications are accepted as space allows througout the year. 

In addition to the online application, we also require that your child’s current teacher complete the Teacher Recommendation Form and have it returned directly to us. If you are applying for Grade 1 - 5, please submit copies of your child’s progress reports, report cards, and standardized test scores from his or her previous school. 

Once we review the paperwork, we arrange for a group and individual assessment for the rising kindergarten child in January 17 and 27. A shadow date for a child in grade 1 to 5 is set up so the prospective student can have a day in the classroom that he or she will be joining. Then the Director of Admissions and K-5 Director conduct a family interview where we request to meet with the parents as well as the child so we can get to know each other better.

When the whole application process is completed, the Admissions Committee will meet to review all the documents and assessment as well as the interview results. Other important considerations for admissions are gender balance as well as social and educational dynamics of the class. 

The Admissions Committee sends letters to all prospective parents informing them of the application results in early March. In some situations, further evaluation is necessary. The school will work with parents to arrange for those additional assessments.

We do have financial aid available. We work with FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment, an independent, third party company that conducts financial analysis to determine your family’s financial need. After you fill out an application with FACTS, we receive a confidential report outlining your financial situation based on the information obtained in your application and supporting tax documents. Please start your application process here.