Our Open Enrollment period runs from October 1st to January 31st each year. Applications received during this period are all included in our enrollment lottery.
Students who apply after the deadline of January 31st will be admitted if there are any remaining openings, or added to a waiting list in the order of receipt.
Prima (Kindergarten) Age Requirement
Children entering Prima must be 5 years old by September 1st of the year they enter school. Primas entering school in the 2023-2024 school year must have been born on or before September 1st, 2018. Students wishing to enter Prima in the 2024-2025 school year must have been born on or before September 1st, 2019.
Parnassus Preparatory School seeks to enroll a diverse and representative student body, welcoming applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, gender, special needs or English-as-a-Second-Language status.
Siblings of currently enrolled students who submit an application by the application deadline will receive preference for admission. In the event we have more sibling applicants than open spaces at any grade level, we will conduct a lottery among all of the sibling applicants who met the deadline to determine admission for that grade. Siblings who are not chosen in the lottery will be placed on a waiting list and notified promptly if a space becomes available. For additional information, see our current admission and lottery policies below: