Applying to Kindergarten
Any child applying to Hamlin for Kindergarten for the 2023-2024 school year must be five years old by August 1, 2023.
Steps in the Admission Process:
Please join us for our Spring Tour (ahead of the 2024-2025 season) where we will offer a sneak peek for parents/guardians by completing this Spring Tour Inquiry Form.
Weekday Parent/Guardian Tour (required)
Registration is through Ravenna. Information will be emailed to you after you submit an inquiry form.
Learn About Hamlin (attendance strongly encouraged)
Learn About Hamlin will provide a deeper window into our program and community. Registration is through Ravenna. Information will be emailed to you after you submit an inquiry form.
Kindergarten Screening (required)
This screening is an in-person, one-on-one assessment that will be administered by independent screeners at Congregation Emanu-El of San Francisco (2 Lake Street) in January 2023. The screening results will be accepted by Hamlin and Burke’s.
Kindergarten Visit to Hamlin (required)
Applicants will visit Hamlin in January for a small-group experience. Please schedule this visit after completing the online application.
A Common Confidential Student Evaluation Form (required)
The evaluation form must be completed by your child’s current school. Please designate the teacher who will complete the electronic form by indicating the teacher’s name and email address on Ravenna. The evaluation form will be emailed directly to the teacher to complete and send back no later than Thursday, December 15, 2022. Hamlin prefers to receive the evaluation forms electronically, but we are including a pdf of the form in case you need it. The paper copy must first be signed by you, then completed by your child’s preschool teacher, and returned directly to Hamlin by their preschool.
Parent/Guardian Interview (required)
Interviews will be conducted from late October through January. Starting Monday, September 19, 2022, you may contact Lisa Lau Aquino ’81 at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.
Completed application and $100 fee are due Thursday, December 15, 2022.
Families facing financial constraints may request an application fee adjustment by calling Lisa Lau Aquino ’81 at 415.674.5400.
The Hamlin School, along with many San Francisco K-8 independent schools, will release admission decisions electronically on March 16, 2023 at noon.
If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact Lisa Lau Aquino ’81, Director of Admission, at 415.674.5400 or at email@example.com.