Steps to Enroll
Step 1 - Get to Know Us & Learn More
Step 2 - Information Session / Tour / Open House
☐ Virtual Information Session or
In-Person Tour or Open House
Submit an Inquiry to RSVP
Panels: A virtual panel with current families sharing their experiences and responding to questions (optional).
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☐ Student evaluation
☐ Student work samples
☐ In-Person Visits
PreK + K: family & child meet teachers
Grades 1-8: shadow visit for 2-3 days
Submit an inquiry HERE to learn more now.
Applications for 2023-2024 will be due
January 13, 2023 followed by a period of rolling admissions.
We offer two years of a mixed-age Preschool and separately, two years of a mixed-age Kindergarten.
We adhere to the following age ranges for developmental and pedagogical reasons.
Preschool: 2.9 - 4.6 years old
3-Day Forest Program
Children must be 2 years 9 months by September 1st to join Preschool.
Kindergarten: 4.6 - 6.9 years old
Children must be 4 years and 6 months by September 1st to join Kindergarten as a first year student.
Early Grades 1-4 / Upper Grades 5-8
Children must be 6 years old by June 1st to begin First Grade.
First Grade: 6.9 - 7 years old
Second Grade: 7 - 8 years old
Third Grade: 8 - 9 years old
Fourth Grade: 9 - 10 years old
Fifth Grade: 10 - 11 years old
Sixth Grade: 11 - 12 years old
Seventh Grade: 12 - 13 years old
Eighth Grade: 13 - 14 years old
Zoom Information Sessions
Campus Tour & Information
Preschool House Visit
Zoom Parent Panel
Step 3 - Apply
Applications are made available after submitting an inquiry and attending an information session, campus tour, or Open House.
Applications, fees, and student evaluation forms are due:
After this time, rolling applications are welcome.
Application fee reductions are available if assistance is needed.
Applications for tuition assistance are due in parallel with student applications.
Students and families are invited to meet our teachers to complete the application process.
You and your child will be invited to a small group playdate with two Early Childhood teachers. You will tour the Preschool space and connect with the teachers at that time.
You and your child will be invited to a small group playdate with two Early Childhood teachers. You will tour the Kindergarten space (and/or the McLaren Park area we use) and connect with the teachers at that time.
Grade School Applicants:
Each applicant will be invited to visit their grade class for a 2-3 day visit. The student will participate in all class activities during that time. After the visit, the parent(s)/guardian(s) and teacher will meet to review the visit and answer any questions.
Enrollment Decision Timeline 2023-2024
Preschool and Kindergarten
March 7: Preschool and Kindergarten decisions sent via email
March 14: Enrollment responses due (Kinder has flexibility to wait until 3/25)
1st - 8th Grade
March 16: Grades decisions sent via email
March 23: Enrollment responses due
Applications received after the original deadline may be considered during the regular enrollment period or with a similar timeline ranging from 4-6 weeks after the application process is complete.
We voluntarily collaborate with other independent schools around enrollment dates through the Independent Schools of the San Francisco Bay Area (ISSFBA Schools).
The Bay Area Directors of Admissions (BADA) member schools collaborate to both recognize the time, effort, and challenges families face while making their decision, and also to put families and their decision-making processes above all else. We encourage families to reach out if they have questions during decision week, and once you have made your final decision, we thank you for your transparency and for contacting the schools to which you were accepted to let them know of your decision to attend a different school. This allows all schools to efficiently provide opportunities to families in a waiting pool.
If you would like any further information, don't hesitate to contact us!
We look forward to getting to know your family throughout the admissions process.
We also typically host Parent/Guardian Conversations as an optional component of our process. Several currently enrolled parents/guardians host an informal conversation to offer unique perspectives of the school. They represent various programs as well as their experience entering the school at various stages. We will let you know when they are scheduled.
Wishing you all the best as you embark on a new educational journey,
Golden Bridges School
503 Cambridge Street. San Francisco, CA 94134