Kindergarten Begins Here

It's a great day to start

We're excited you're applying for the Kindergarten program at Episcopal Day. At times, the school search and admissions process can be a little intimidating. However, you are not alone. We will walk through and explain each step along the way.

And if you need clarification, our admission team is available by email or phone at any time during your application process. Please call us with questions.

List of 8 items.

  • Step 1 - Create a profile on Ravenna

    Ravenna is an easy-to-use, centralized application platform. A single point to complete all the steps below. Sign-up now, right here.
  • Step 2 - Register for a Lower School Virtual Information Session

    Learn about our academic program directly from our Head of School, Division Directors, and current parents. Join us as they point out what makes our Lower School educational experience unique. Please note these sessions take place several times a month from September through January and are for parents and guardians only.
  • Step 3 - Register for a Episcopal Values, Diversity & Leadership virtual session

    Episcopal school values are an appreciation and celebration of diverse backgrounds and cultures. For your greater understanding, we created this family-friendly session to show how our children's lives, education, and experiences are enhanced by this diversity. 
    We believe that a path to responsibility, purpose, and spirit starts with inquiry. So we ask you to bring your questions to us. You might have wondered; Do you only study Christianity? What is it like to go to Chapel? Do you have to be Episcopal to attend?
    Chaplin Amber Evans and our Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Cheryl Adenekan look forward to answering these questions. And more are encouraged.
  • Step 4 - Register for a Campus Tour

    Visit our campus and see where your child will spend their high-spirited days at our school. These small group tours are led by parent ambassadors who will share their own experiences and answer your questions along the way. It completes with Q & A hosted by our Division Director and current 8th graders. This event is for parents only, and all visitors must wear face masks.
  • Step 5 - Open Houses

     All School Open House
    Hear directly from our Head of School and Division Directors about Episcopal Day's commitment to illuminate a path of inquiry towards responsibility, purpose, and spirit. Teachers will share their curriculum highlights and their methods to inspire your child's mind. 

    Lower School Open House
    Hear from our Division Director and Pre-K Teachers as they share their curriculum highlights and methods. 

    Charles House Come & Play Morning
    Tucked right next to a beautiful creek, bring your whole family and experience the magic of our early childhood building known in our community as Charles House. This event allows our youngest learners (students applying for Pre-Kindergarten or Kindergarten) to see where they will spend their school days. Come meet our wonderful teachers and play in the sun-filled classrooms and spacious playground. Please be sure you and your child are wearing a mask.
  • Step 6 - Apply

    Complete the online application and submit the $100 non-refundable application fee.

    Your application must have:
    1. A teacher recommendation.
    2. Your parent statement.
      In this statement, you will describe a situation or moment in which you felt great pride in the person that your child has become or is becoming.
    3. Complete Kindergarten Assessment Videos.
      In response to the continued impact of COVID-19, a number of Bay Area independent schools are changing our approach to Kindergarten Screening.
      For the 2021-22 admissions season, Episcopal Day will accept one set of Shared Kindergarten Videos. Videos can be filmed on a cell phone in the comfort of your home or any other setting. No special preparation, materials, or equipment will be required. 
  • Step 7 - Episcopal Day admissions team will reach out

    Upon receipt of your application, the admissions team will reach out to schedule your child for a Kindergarten Playdate assessment.
  • Step 8 - Decision Notification

    Admission decisions will be released via Ravenna on March 17, 2022.
Pre-K applicants: Must be 4 years old by September 1, 2022
Kindergarten applicants: Must be 5 years old by September 1, 2022
Application deadline: Thursday, January 20, 2022

Start by signing-up with Ravenna

As a centralized and complete application platform, Ravenna makes the application process for parents easy. From submitting forms and scheduling events to monitoring statuses, viewing decisions, and signing contracts — all made simple. 

Your Admission Team

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Tish Scola

    Tish Scola 

    Director of Admissions & Enrollment
  • Photo of Roxy Nielsen

    Roxy Nielsen 

    Admissions & Enrollment Associate

Episcopal Day School of St. Matthew

16 Baldwin Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94401

The Episcopal Church of Saint Matthew

1 S El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94401

Make this your day.

Episcopal Day admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, national and ethnic origin color, sex, age, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, including gender identity or expression, veteran status, or disability in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.