Updates on 2024-2025 Enrollment

Transitional Kindergarten (TK)

Posted Dec. 8, 2023

Dear Parent/Guardian,

We would like to let you know that thanks to a new California law, more 4 year olds are now eligible for Transitional Kindergarten (TK) for 2024-2025. Here is more information about TK: 

What is Transitional Kindergarten (TK)?

TK is an extra year of school between preschool and kindergarten. For school year 2024-2025, it is for children who turn age 5 between September 2, 2024 and June 2, 2025. 

Is Transitional Kindergarten (TK) mandatory? 

No. It is up to parents to decide whether to enroll their children in preschool or transitional kindergarten.

Does Transitional Kindergarten (TK) cost money?

No. Children can attend TK for free because it is part of California’s K-12 public school system. 

What schools have Transitional Kindergarten (TK)?

SFUSD has been able to add more TK programs to our schools because of the new law. See the list for the schools that have TK for 2024-2025. 

How do I apply for Transitional Kindergarten?

If you would like to apply, please complete a SFUSD application by February 2, 2024. You can find out how to apply at sfusd.edu/apply

What if I have more questions?

Should you need help, please contact the Enrollment Center at 415-241-6085 Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

Learn more about TK


UPDATE: New opportunities to visit SFUSD high schools!

Posted Dec. 7, 2023


To accommodate more families, SFUSD high schools have added some additional opportunities for open houses and school tours before the February 2 application deadline!

Please visit sfusd.edu/tours to see the updated schedule.We look forward to helping you find the right high school for your child in SFUSD!


Guide to Help You Apply to School

Posted on Nov. 30, 2023

Dear Parent/Guardian,

The application deadline for applying to SFUSD schools is approaching — February 2, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. If your child is entering Transitional Kindergarten, Kindergarten, Middle School, or High School next year, they will need to apply for a new school. 

If you have already applied for the 2024-25 school year, thank you. If you have not applied yet, here is a brief guide to help you choose and apply to schools: 

1) Choose the right schools for your child:

If you need help finding schools that would be a good fit for your child, we have put together this list of resources:

  • Tips on choosing schools: wondering where to start? These 5 tips help you think through what is important to your family.
  • SFUSD School Finder: our online search tool uses your address plus filters like grades and programs to find schools that fit your needs.
  • SFUSD School Videos and Tours: once you have your initial list of schools you want to apply to, get to know them better by watching their videos or attending a school tour.

TIP: Select at least 5 schools you want to apply to and rank them in order of your true preference.

2) Apply (online or with a paper application)

Whether applying online or by turning in a paper application in-person, if your student is new to SFUSD you will need to gather your required documents: student’s proof of birth, proof of home address, and parent/guardian’s picture ID. See here for a list of acceptable proofs of birth, address, and identification.

Apply online at sfusd.edu/ola. That web page also has instructions and help videos to help you apply online. Videos are in English, Spanish, and Cantonese.

If you prefer to submit a paper application, you can download and complete a PDF application and drop it off at one of our offices by Friday, February 2, 2024 or email it to enrollinschool@sfusd.edu (office closes at 4:30 PM). You can also pick up a paper application in our offices. Find our office locations.

3) Get help on the phone or in-person:

If you need additional help to apply for schools, call the Enrollment Center at 415-241-6085. You can also visit our office at Civic Center (555 Franklin Street) or in the Bayview (1520 Oakdale Avenue). We have staff who speak English, Spanish, and Chinese, and we are open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. The Bayview office is open Tuesday and Thursday, from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. 

For more information about how to apply, visit sfusd.edu/apply.


Lowell and SOTA Application Deadline: December 15, 2023

Posted Nov. 17, 2023

Dear Parent/Guardian: 

If your student is interested in applying to Lowell High School or Ruth Asawa School of the Arts (SOTA) for the 9th grade in the 2024-25 school year, please know that these schools have earlier application deadlines than other SFUSD schools: 

  • Lowell: Application is due on December 15, 2023 at 5pm

  • SOTA: Application is due on December 15, 2023 at 5pm

Both Lowell and SOTA also have different application processes. You can learn more about Lowell’s application process at sfusd.edu/lowell-apply and the SOTA application process at sfusd.edu/schools/enroll/apply/ruth-asawa

If you have any questions about the application process for either school, you can contact the Enrollment Center at (415) 241-6085 or visit our offices at 555 Franklin Street or 1520 Oakdale Avenue. Learn more about our offices and the hours of operation

Share your experience at the Enrollment Fair! Enter to win $100 grocery gift card!

Posted October 25, 2023

More than 4,000 people attended the Enrollment Fair on Saturday — we hope you were one of them! If you were, we hope you had a great time and that it was a helpful start to your enrollment process for the 2024-25 School Year.

Please complete this brief survey to give us your feedback, and to enter to win one of 15 prizes, including $100 grocery gift cardshttps://forms.gle/67ZcxL6h3zLzkxGJA

Whether you were at the Enrollment Fair or not, you can find the workshop presentations and other resources from the fair at sfusd.edu/fair.

On that webpage, you'll also find information about our other upcoming in-person and virtual Enrollment Workshops.

Guide to the Enrollment Fair

Posted on Oct. 18, 2023

The PreK-12 Enrollment Fair is taking place this Saturday, Oct. 21! 

It's a great opportunity to meet principals, teachers, and parents from all of our schools (Early Education, Elementary, Middle, and High Schools)! 

Here is what you need to know: 


  • This Saturday, October 21, 2023
  • 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 
  • John O'Connell High School, 2355 Folsom Street, San Francisco (map)

Getting there (Transportation): 




  • Staff can assist in English, Spanish, Cantonese, and Mandarin. 
  • Arabic, Tagalog, Vietnamese, and Samoan interpreters are also available to assist. 

Official program: 

  • Download our official program in EnglishSpanish, and Chinese
  • The program contains: 
    • Locations of our workshops and informational tables 
    • Map of the Fair 

Workshop schedule 

  • Workshops will be presented in English, Spanish, and Cantonese
  • If you are only interested in learning about our high schools, we recommend that you come to the Fair in the afternoon. 

For more information about the fair, visit sfusd.edu/fair

We look forward to seeing you this Saturday at the Fair!

1 week away from the Enrollment Fair! Latest updates:

We are only 1 week away from the PreK-12 Enrollment Fair taking place on Saturday, Oct. 21! 

It's a great opportunity to meet principals, teachers, and parents from all of our schools (Early Education, Elementary, Middle, and High Schools)! 

Here are the latest updates about the Fair: 

For more information about the fair, visit sfusd.edu/fair

Fun at the SFUSD Enrollment Fair!

Posted October 5, 2023

We are also grateful for the support from the Warriors Community Foundation​! 

For more information about the fair, including enrollment workshops and transportation options,

visit sfusd.edu/fair

Sign up for school tours starting on October 1!

Posted Sept. 29, 2023
  • Families who are looking to enroll their students in transitional kindergarten (TK), kindergarten, 6th grade, and 9th grade for the 2024-25 school year can sign up for school tours. 
  • Starting on October 1, families can visit sfusd.edu/tours to sign up.​

SFUSD Enrollment Fair Workshop Schedule Announced!

Posted Sept. 21, 2023

We are only a month away from the 2024-25 PreKindergarten-12th grade Enrollment Fair taking place on Oct. 21 at John O' Connell High School!  

We want to provide some quick updates regarding the enrollment workshops at the fair: 

Schedule Of Enrollment Workshops Has Been Released

  • View the Schedule 

  • All workshops are optional and do not require pre-registration

  • Workshops will be presented in English, Spanish, and Cantonese

  • If you would like to request interpretation in another language, including American Sign Language (ASL), please fill out this form before Friday, October 13

  • Workshop schedule subject to change

To learn more about the Fair, please visit our Enrollment Fair page at sfusd.edu/fair

This page was last updated on December 8, 2023