Admissions Process

Thank you for your interest in Ecole Notre Dame des Victoires. We look forward to meeting you and your child and introducing you to the Notre Dame des Victoires community.

For Kindergarten, children must be five years old by September 1st and meet the minimum requirements.

For Transitional Kindergarten (TK), children must be five years old by December 1st and meet the minimum requirements.

We encourage you to attend Family and Class Masses or attend some of the many school activities. Participating in these activities will give you a flavor for NDV’s dynamic community as well as allow you the opportunity to meet NDV parents and ask them questions you may have about the school.

For a list of our upcoming events, please email


Transitional Kindergarten (TK)

Kindergarten Evening Open House

Thursday, October 3, 2019
5:30 – 7:30 pm
NDV School Auditorium
RSVP by emailing



Visit Ecole NDV

The School Tour Schedule is listed below. Please contact the office by calling 415-421-0069 or by emailing the Director of Admissions, to schedule a tour.

2019-2020 School Tours (Required)
Thursdays at 8:45 10:30 a.m. on the following dates:

    • TK and Kindergarten Tours
      September 12, 2019
      September 19, 2019
      September 26, 2019
      October 10, 2019
      October 17, 2019
      October 24, 2019
      November 7, 2019
      November 14, 2019
      November 21, 2019


  • Kindergarten and Other Grades
    December 5, 2019
    January 16, 2020
    January 23, 2020

Request or Download an Admissions Packet

This packet includes detailed information and forms required for submitting your application. Contact the Director of Admissions, Desiree Almendares by email, or by calling the school at 415.421.0069 to request a packet by mail or download here.

Please mail your completed forms along with a $110.00 non-refundable application fee to:

Ecole Notre Dame des Victoires
Attn: Admissions
659 Pine Street
San Francisco, CA 94108

  • Transitional Applicants (TK) – Applications with supporting documents are due December 6, 2019, and will begin to accepted and processed beginning September 16, 2019, for August 2020 placement.
  • Kindergarten Applicants – Applications with supporting documents due December 6, 2019 for priority processing and testing times. Applications will still be accepted after December 6th should testing times be available. Please contact the office for more information.
  • Transfer applicants (Grades 1-7) – Applications with supporting documents due January 31, 2020. Applications after January 31st will still be accepted. Entrance for grades 1-7 is dependent on availability, and for the most current information, please contact the school directly.

Student Evaluation

Transitional Kindergarten (TK) – After the completed paperwork is received, we will contact you to arrange for developmental and academic screenings.

Kindergarten – After the completed paperwork is received, we will contact you to arrange for developmental and academic screenings. Screenings for kindergarten applicants (only) will be scheduled for Saturday, January 11, 2020. The test time will be confirmed by email. The mandatory Kindergarten Observation Day “play-date” is Saturday, January 25, 2020. The time will be scheduled and confirmed with the Director of Admissions.

Transfer Students – Upon receipt of your completed application with all supporting documents, and reviewed, we will contact you to schedule a shadow date. Shadow dates will be scheduled for late February and March. Students will be assigned a student ambassador “buddy” and will visit their perspective class for a full day experience.  Student applicants will be administered an assessment for readiness for our program. Admission decisions will be made by late March.

Notification Letters

Transitional Kindergarten (TK) will be emailed and mailed following the assessment and review of the applicant’s file. 

Kindergarten letters will be emailed and mailed on January 30, 2020.

Admission Status Letters for Grades 1-7 are ongoing between February and June.

If your child is accepted to the school and the class you are interested is filled, your child will be placed on a waiting list and we will contact you when an opening occurs.

Desiree Almendares

Desiree Almendares

Admissions Director

To contact our Admissions office, please call 415.421.0069 or email