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Apply to Mark Day School

All families are encouraged to visit Mark Day School prior to submitting an application. If you decide to apply to Mark Day School, please review the application checklist, which differs between Kindergarten and grades 1-7. If you have any questions, please contact Katie Kelso, Director of Admission at 415.472.8007 or


Start your application

Submit an application by January 17, 2025. Please complete your application here.



Indexed Tuition (if applicable)

Apply to pay tuition below the top of the index by January 12, 2025. To learn more, click here.



Recommendation Forms

Forms should be completed in the admission portal, or emailed or mailed directly from the teacher(s) to Mark Day School and are due no later than February 10.

  • Kindergarten applicants: One recommendation form required from your child’s current teacher.
  • Grades 1-7 applicants: Two recommendation forms required from your child’s current homeroom teacher and a previous teacher.


Transcript Release Form (grades 1-7 only)

Complete and sign the Transcript Release Form and give it to the registrar at your child’s current school. The transcript is also due by February 10.


Schedule a Visit

All playdates and assessments can be scheduled in the admission portal. Shadow visits must be scheduled with the Admission office.

  • Kindergarten and 1st grade applicants: Required playdate visit
  • Grades 2-4 applicants: Required grade level group assessment morning
  • Grade 5 applicants: Required full day shadow visit
  • Grade 6 applicants: Required 6th grade visit day (a Sunday); optional shadow visit
  • Grade 7 applicants: Required full day shadow visit


Schedule Your Parent/Guardian Meeting

Contact Dawn Aotani, Associate Director of Admission, at 415.472.8000 x1030 to schedule a parent/guardian meeting with Katie Kelso, Director of Admission. You may also schedule an appointment through the application checklist in the admission portal.

Notification of admission decisions will be emailed on March 21, 2025 at noon. Signed enrollment contracts from families are due back March 28, 2025 at 10:00am.

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