Apply for 2022-2023 School Year


The following information is for applying to grades TK through 12. If you want to apply to Prekindergarten, please visit the Early Education page.

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I need a school for 2022-2023 and have not applied before.

You have two options for applying for school.

Wait Pool

Submit a Wait Pool application for one school that currently has no openings. You will be notified starting August 15, 2022 if you have received that school. The deadline to apply for Wait Pool is August 10, 2022. Please see here for more information about Wait Pool.

New-to-SF Enrollment

This is for families who are new to San Francisco and/or have never applied for SFUSD schools. You will join a queue to be offered schools that have openings. Read more about New-to-SF Enrollment.

I applied for 2022-2023 in the Main Round and/or Round 2, and want to try for a different school.

Wait Pool

You can try for a different school using our Wait Pool process. The Wait Pool will allow you to apply to just one school. The deadline to apply is August 10, 2022. Please see here for more information about Wait Pool.

Open Enrollment

This is open to anyone, and you can select from any school with no Wait Pool requests. You sign up to join a queue, and will be offered schools that have openings. Read more about Open Enrollment.

Application Forms

New Applicants: 

You can apply online using the online application at You can also download a PDF application in your preferred language
(English | Español | 中文 | Tiếng Việt | Tagalog | Gagana Sāmoa | العربي)

Please list only one school on the application form. 

Previous Applicants (Applied during Main Round and/or Round 2): 

Wait Pool Application: 


Using your ParentVUE account (select the "online forms" tab and then the "Wait Pool Application") OR via the Online Forms Portal


English | 中文 | Español | Tiếng Việt | Tagalog | العربي | Gagana Sāmoa (coming soon)

You can also pick up a paper application at our 555 Franklin Street office.

Required Documents

All new applicants need to submit required documents. Please gather these documents and have them ready when filling out your application.

Language Assessment

Students in grades K-8 who speak a language other than English at home and wish to enroll in a language program may need to be assessed for their current language skills. An Enrollment Counselor may reach out to schedule a language assessment. Click here to learn more.

Key Dates

May 3, 2022

First day to submit a Wait Pool Request

July 5, 2022

New-to-SF Enrollment period begins

July 18, 2022

Open Enrollment period begins

August 10, 2022 Last day to submit, revise, or cancel a Wait Pool Request
August 17, 2022 First day of school
August 15, 2022 until September 2, 2022 Wait Pool notification period, only families selected through the assignment process to attend their Wait Pool school will receive a phone call

View other key dates

For Help

If you need support or would like to speak with a counselor, please call 415-241-6085. 

More 4 year olds are now eligible for Transitional Kindergarten (TK)!  Please visit our TK page to learn more. 

This page was last updated on May 10, 2022