Special Information for Prima (Kindergarten)

Prima: Beginning Your Child’s Classical Education

Prima (Kindergarten) at Parnassus is like no other program addressing this student age group. The program is challenging while also providing an exciting and enjoyable learning methodology. Learning time is structured, knowledge-based, and teacher-led; however, students also enjoy many opportunities for movement, songs, and chants, read-aloud stories from them teachers, and of course, recesses. In addition to the Parnassus classical core curriculum, our Prima scholars have Spanish and Latin daily, taekwondo, physical education, music, and art.

Please note that Prima scholars must be five years old by September first of the academic year they will start Prima.

To apply for Parnassus Preparatory School’s Prima level (as with all other levels), you must submit an application. Please visit Submit Your Application page to submit your application. A Parnassus enrollment representative will contact you once your child is first on our waiting list and we have an opening.

Thank you for your interest in Parnassus Preparatory School. Please visit our School of Grammar section to learn more about Prima!

Early Admission to Prima

State law and Parnassus policy require that students be at least five (5) years old by September 1st of the year in which they enroll in Prima. The Parnassus Board has adopted procedures to allow students to enroll early in select cases. For more information, contact admissions@parnassusprep.com or read the documents below.

Early Admission to Prima Procedures

Childhood Development Questionnaire for Early Admission to Prima (Kindergarten)


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