Lottery Process

For more detailed information, please see our current enrollment and admissions policies, which include information for the upcoming school year’s lottery date and time.

2020-2021 Admission and Lottery Policy

2019-2020 Admission and Lottery Policy


Parnassus usually receives more applications than available spaces. In this situation, the school holds a lottery to randomly select applications submitted during open enrollment for the open positions and waiting list order. The lottery is held in mid February and results are mailed to families by the end of February.


Siblings of currently enrolled students who complete and submit an application by the end of the open enrollment period are automatically enrolled if there are available seats in the grade. After the open enrollment period, siblings of already enrolled students receive preference. If the number of siblings exceeds the number of available seats in the grade, a sibling lottery will be held to identify admitted students and to establish the order of the sibling waiting list for that grade. If all seats in the grade are filled by siblings, the lottery continues and establishes the sibling waiting list, which has preference over the general waiting list and the teacher children waiting list.

Prima (Kindergarten) Age Requirement

Children entering Prima must be 5 years old by September 1st of the year they enter Prima.

Submitting an Application

Visit our Application Overview page for additional details about applying to Parnassus.


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