Admissions Process

For the upcoming school year 2023-2024

We welcome your inquiries for 2023-2024. Applications must be submitted by February 1st, 2023.

Please fill out the Inquiry Form to request more information.

Click here for the Online Application Form.

For the current school year 2022-2023

We are still accepting applications for 2022-2023 for some grades. Spaces are limited.

Please fill out the Inquiry Form for more information.

Click here for the Online Application Form.

Admissions Calendar for students entering PK0 (starting at 18 months old) through 8th grade

SDFAS accepts applications year-round (space permitting).

Admissions season for 2023-2024 begins October 1, 2022
Admission applications and financial aid applications have been available since October 1st, 2022.

Upon submission of the application, the applicants will be contacted to schedule a play-based evaluation (PK) or a language/academic skills assessment (K – 8) prior to filing review and sending admission decision.

February 1, 2023
Admissions application and financial assistance application deadline.

March 10, 2023
Admissions decisions are sent to the applicants.

March 24, 2023 
Deadline to enroll for new accepted applicants.  At this date, the enrollment agreement must be completed and submitted through FACTS with tuition deposit paid in order for the student to formally enroll and to secure a spot for the 2023-2024 school year.

March 24, 2023 and beyond:   Ongoing, rolling admissions (in classes where spaces remain)
SDFAS has a rolling admissions policy and accepts applications year-round, space permitting. Priority is given to candidates who meet the aforementioned deadlines. Qualified applicants may be placed in a waiting pool for classes that have reached capacity.

For all admissions inquiries, kindly contact Sarah Blek in the Admissions Office or (858) 456-2807 ext. 306.