Admissions Steps

Step One: If you are interested in sending your child to Peninsula, the first required step is to visit the school, observe classes, and meet by appointment with the Admissions Director. Fill out our Inquiry form to get started.

Step Two: Complete an application. There is a $100 non-refundable application fee. Applications are accepted year-round for nursery through 8th grade. See Important Admissions Dates below.

Step Three:  For children whose applications are received by January 21, 2020, there will be group visits with teachers. For nursery applicants, the visit will take place on Saturday, February 2, 2020. For kindergarten applicants, the visit will take place on Saturday, February 8. The Admissions Director will contact parents to set up this appointment.

Primary and Upper School Levels:
Class visits begin in February. The Admissions Director will contact parents to set up this visit.

Step Four: Parents of children selected thus far in the enrollment process then meet with the Admissions Director for a final interview to discuss mutual expectations and goals. It is only after this conference that a final decision is made.

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Decisions are mailed out March 20, 2020.

For children placed in a waiting pool, there may be additional openings between April and June as returning and new families make final contractual commitments for the following year. Occasionally some openings occur during the summer and in early September.

Equal Education Opportunity

The Peninsula School admits students of any race, color, religion, sexual orientation, or national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or national ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, scholarship programs, athletic and other school-administered programs.


Applications received by January 21, 2020
are the first group of applicants to be considered for fall admission. Applications received by this date are given equal consideration.

Applications received on or after January 21, 2020 will be considered secondarily to those received by January 21, 2020.

Applications for siblings of current students and for children of staff must be received by January 7, 2020.

If you have questions, please contact the Admissions Director by phone at 650-325-1584 ext. 114 or email Admissions.