San Francisco Private School Admissions

Application Process 

To Apply:

Transitional Kindergarten: Student must be age 5 by 12/1/2020

Kindergarten: Student must be age 5 by 9/1/2020

After Completing Application:

  • Once we receive your application, parents/guardians will be invited to chat with the Director of Admissions and students will take part in a play date (grades TK/K) or student visit (grades 1-8) during which they will participate in a variety of developmental and age appropriate group activities. We will also invite you to Parent/Guardian Socials (evening cocktail parties and afternoon teas in private homes) so you can meet members of our community and learn more about our school!
  • Students applying to grades 2-8 need to submit an official transcript (report card, grades and test scores, if necessary). Please sign and submit the Transcript Release Form to your current school. The school must send the signed Transcript Release Form along with the appropriate documents directly to the MPS Admission Office.
  • ERBStudents applying to grade 5-8 will take the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) on Saturday, January 11, 2020. MPS is a test site; you can register to take the test at our campus or elsewhere. Applicants must register for the exam directly with ERB (please note space fills quickly). If you would like further information about the exam and what to expect click HERE to access the Family Resource section of ISEE’s websites.
  • Apply for financial assistance (if desired). Financial Aid Deadline: January 11, 2020

Important Dates and Deadlines:

  • MPS Admission Application: Due January 10, 2020
  • MPS Financial Aid Application: Due January 10, 2020
  • TK Admission Decision Notification: Emailed March 10, 2020 (12PM)
  • K-8 Admission Decision Notification: Emailed March 19, 2020 (12PM)
  • TK Enrollment Contract and Deposit: Due March 17, 2020 at 10AM
  • K-8 Enrollment Contract and Deposit: Due March 26, 2020 at 10AM

*Please note: placement into our TK and Kindergarten programs is based on both a developmental assessment and information from the applicant’s family and preschool. We also do take the applicant’s date of birth into consideration when making admissions decisions. Please contact us directly with any additional questions.

Admission Policy

Marin Preparatory School (MPS) is a dynamic, co-educational experience for children in Transitional Kindergarten/Kindergarten through Grade 8. We offer a cross-cultural learning environment that fosters high standards of academic excellence in a Spanish-infused setting. MPS is committed to building and sustaining a strong sense of community among students, faculty, and parents as well as graduate joyful, life-long learners who are proficient in Spanish language and culture. As such, MPS takes pride in its diverse and inclusive community and does not discriminate based on race, color, ancestry, national/ethnic origin, religion, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability in its administration of educational policies, admission policies, financial assistance, athletic, and other school programs.