Admissions

Admissions

Thank you for your interest in Cow Hollow School!

For entry in Fall 2018 and beyond, once you have reviewed this website and/or talked to members of our community and determined that Cow Hollow School is the right fit for your family, you should:

  • Complete an online application for each child and submit your application precessing fee via PayPal. The application is processed and added to our wait pool by the date PayPal processes your transaction (we request that you wait until your child is born before submitting an application). Please notify us if your email changes, as all of our correspondence is done via email.
  • Complete a learning tour by February of the year for which you are applying. You may submit an application prior to touring and add information to it later in the admissions process. Due to the large number of applicants, there is a chance you may not be able to tour our school. Don’t worry! Your application will still be considered and should you be offered a spot we will call you to schedule a separate tour.

Admissions Process

Cow Hollow School strives to create a rich, vibrant community in our small school in the Presidio. For admissions, we consider:

  • Gender and diversity balance within each class; including family structures, ethnicities, languages, and cultures (for more on the diversity of our school community click HERE)
  • Child’s age and current developmental range of the class
  • Siblings of current families, who are given preference (but we cannot guarantee their acceptance)
  • Date of application/fee (applications are organized in order of fee postmark date and are categorized into the appropriate class)
  • Completion of learning tour

Cow Hollow School admits students of any race, color, religion, disability, and national or ethnic origin, and accords to them all of the privileges, programs, and activities made available at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, disability, national or ethnic origin, or sexual orientation in administration or its educational policies, admission policies, financial aid and other school-administered programs.

Acceptance and wait pool letters are sent in March for Fall 2018. If your child does not receive an admission letter the year that you have requested, he/she will remain in the wait pool, moving to next class level, unless you specify that you want your child removed from the pool or we are unable to get in touch with you for confirmation (note that you do NOT need to submit another application for that child).

Age Cut-Off: July 1

If your child is 2 years old by July 1, s/he will be considered for a 2/3-year-old class.

If your child is 3 years old by July 1, s/he will be considered for a 3/4-year-old class.

If your child is 4 years old by July 1, s/he will be considered for a 4/5-year-old class.

For more information, please consult our FAQ.

Cow Hollow School admits students of any race, color, religion, disability, and national or ethnic origin, and accord to them all the privileges, programs, and activities made available at the school. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, disability, national or ethnic or sexual orientation in administration or its educational policies. admissions, policies, financial aid and other school administered programs.