Admissions : FAQ


How do I apply?

Click here to complete an application. Cow Hollow School does not have any restrictions as to when an application can be submitted. Once your application and processing fee have been received, your application will be added to the wait pool. Please notify us if your email changes, as all of our correspondence is done via email.

Can I come on a tour?

Click here for information on scheduling a learning tour.  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.

What ages do you enroll?

We will have seven classes at Cow Hollow School:

  • Three 2-3 year-old classes (must be two by July 1)
  • Two 3-4 year-old classes (must be three by July 1)
  • Two 4-5 year-old classes (must be four by July 1)

How many students are in each class?

There are 8-12 children in our 2-3 year-old classes, 16 in our 3-4 year-old classes, and 16-19 in our 4-5-year-old classes.

I have a younger child and/or twins also. Do I need to fill out a separate application now? Will we be guaranteed a sibling space?

Each child needs a separate application to be added to the wait pool. Please remember that siblings are considered priority, but there is not a guarantee that we will have room and we do work by postmarked application fee date. Siblings of current students attending CHS receive top priority.

I applied to Cow Hollow School previously, where am I on the wait pool?

By mid-March each year we will have a clearer picture of our wait pool for that September after we determine how many students are returning in the fall, and after we know how many siblings need spaces. Please do not contact us to ask where your child is in the wait pool, as we cannot give out that information.

When will we find out if our child has been accepted?

In alignment with the San Francisco Preschool Directors Group, Cow Hollow School, along with the majority of preschools in San Francisco and independent schools with pre or transitional kindergartens, will email letters of acceptance starting Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Accepting families have until March 14 to accept their spot. If spots then become available we will go to our wait pool again.

Once the admissions process is complete, applicant families will receive a wait pool letter to confirm interest in staying in the Cow Hollow School wait pool.

If you have further questions about our admissions process, email is highly preferred:

[email protected]

If you are unable to email, please call (415) 921.2328

Please add your child’s date of birth to all emails and notes.

Thanks again for your interest in Cow Hollow School!