How to Enroll Your Child in a Class

  • Thank you for your interest in Lakeside. To apply, please follow these 3 steps:

    The information on this page is a general guideline regarding our admissions process. For more detailed information, please email the school at

    1. Tour the School

    2. Submit an Application

    • Option 1: Online waitlist applications. Click here for instructions (see waitlist).
    • Option 2: Paper waitlist applications are available here (see paper waitlist). Please mail the application and the $50 application fee to Vivian Ta, Enrollment Coordinator, 201 Eucalyptus Drive, San Francisco, CA 94132. Please make your check payable to Lakeside Presbyterian Center for Children.
    • Children must be 2 years and 6 months old by the following August. No diapers or pull-ups are permitted at school (see the Lakeside Potty Training Guidelines).
    • Preferential admission priority is given to current Lakeside Presbyterian church members, siblings, referrals, and alumni, respectively. All other applications are considered in the order filed. Parent interviews are not required, and enrolled children are not required to come in for a play date.
    • Your application will be kept active until your child is no longer age-eligible, you decline an enrollment offer, or you request to be removed from the waiting list.

    3. Communication

    • After your application is filed, your point of contact will be the Enrollment Coordinator. We typically confirm Fall Session admissions by the end of February.
    • Due to the high volume of applications, we do not notify denied applicants; however, pending applicants are welcome to contact the school to check their status.

    (*) Attendance Options, Tuition, and Fees

    • All listed fees are subject to change without notice.
    • 2023-2024 Tuition Schedule (see tuition schedule)
  • Inclusivity

    • Lakeside does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic origin, special needs, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression in the administration of its employment policies, educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship, and loan programs, and athletic and/or other school-administered programs.

    Financial Assistance

    • Lakeside offers financial aid scholarships to families enrolled in the preschool, pre-K, and transitional kindergarten programs. For more information on how to apply, please call (415) 564-5044 or email Vivian Ta at  Scholarship applications are due December of the year prior to enrollment.

    Summer Mini Camps

    • We offer eight weeks of Summer camps. Summer camps enrollment is generally lighter relative to regular sessions. If your incoming child meets the age requirement, Summer camps are a great way to acclimate them to the school, teachers, with the added benefit of a smaller class size. For summer session dates, please contact (415) 564-5044 or email Vivian Ta at