Ready to apply for public elementary school in San Francisco?
We are here to help! Parents for Public Schools of San Francisco provides information on navigating the enrollment process and finding a school that is the right fit for your family. See our Start Your Search article to get started in finding a school. Please visit the SFUSD site for a list of key dates and exact deadlines. Need more information? Please come to one of our free workshops.
You have the option of applying for any school in San Francisco. You will have a preference for your attendance area school if you list it on your application, but there is no guaranteed assignment to any school, even your attendance area school.
Elementary School Enrollment Basics
Attendance area school. Every home address has an assigned attendance area school. You will be given preference to your attendance area school if you list it on your application, however there is no guarantee that you will be assigned to it. Use the SFUSD school locator to locate your attendance area school
Citywide schools. Citywide schools do not have an attendance area. Citywide schools are:
Questions? Please come to one of our free enrollment workshops!