How old does my child need to be attend Buen Dia?

All children applying to Buen Dia must be 3 by September 1st of the year they are applying.

When can I apply?

October 1st of the year prior to the school year for which you are applying. Visits are scheduled through the end of February. All applications are due on the last day of February.

How do I apply?

Buen Dia invites you to attend a single-family school visit, with your child, you will receive an application to apply at the end of your visit.

How do I schedule a school visit?

Call the school at (415) 431-3535

I cannot visit the school until February, how will that affect my chances of getting in?

All applications are reviewed together after our admissions period has ended.

How long is the school visit and what should I expect?

The school visit is 30-minutes and is a self-guided observational visit. We ask that you bring your child to your visit. You will have a chance to observe the school and your child is welcome to participate in any of the activities in the classroom. If you have questions during and after the visit, please call the office at (415) 431-3535 and we will be happy to help.

I have an 18-month year old and am starting to look at schools. Can I visit your school now?

We do not schedule visits for families whose child will not be 3 by September 1st of the year they are applying. Please wait to schedule your visit until the year before your child is eligible to attend.

How do I apply for Financial Aid?

To apply for Buen Dia’s financial aid check the box on the back of your application indicating you would like a financial aid application sent to you.  The application, and supporting tax documents, are due by the date indicated on the application.

Buen Dia is a Preschool For All site and accepts Early Learning Scholarships from Children’s Council SF and Wu Yee Children’s Services.

I have submitted my application, when can I expect to hear back from Buen Dia?

We mail our letters in March. If you need to know your status sooner, you can call the school and ask to speak to the Director.

I did not get into the school but want to remain in the wait pool!

To remain in the wait pool, call the school and indicate you would like your child to remain in the wait pool.