Desiree Almendares

Desiree Almendares

Admissions Director

Accepting Applications for Transitional Kindergarten (TK) – Grade 5 and Grades 6-8 for 2024-2025 
Welcome, on behalf on the NDV community. Thank you for your interest in École Notre Dame des Victoires. We look forward to meeting you and your family and introducing you to the Notre Dame des Victoires community! If you are interested for the 2024-2025 school year, please begin the process by submitting an inquiry and registering for a fall school tour under the “Visit NDV” section, in the sidebar. School tours are most Thursdays, September through December for TK and Kindergarten. Please explore our school Instagram as we share daily NDV’s school events, projects, field trips, and community activities.
At this time, NDV has rolling admissions and will consider application for grades with openings. To schedule a tour, or for specific questions about openings and the admissions process, please contact Desiree Almendares.  

Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten

TK & Kindergarten are full day programs, and after school (NDVEP) available until 6pm. NDV students at École Notre Dame des Victoires (NDV) come from all different and far-reaching neighborhoods throughout San Francisco, as well as from various cities within the greater Bay Area. The administration and the faculty welcome a diverse student population thus creating a rich academic environment for all its students. NDV does not discriminate on the basis of race, national and/or ethnic origin, sex, or disability in its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic programs, or other school-administered programs.

The NDV community is so special and dynamic. We encourage you to attend some of the many school activities and events. In the admission season, we invite families to the Halloween Carnival on October 28, 2023, at NDV, and in particular, our annual fundraiser, the Bal de Paris. It will be a spectacular gala event for prospective parents with a raffle and live art auction benefitting NDV.  The theme of this years’ Bal is Nuit de la Belle Époque on Saturday, November 4, 2023, at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins Hotel!  The Bal de Paris, or any of the many events will give you a flavor for NDV’s singular community. Please contact the school if you would like to attend and participate.  We want to give you every opportunity to get to experience the NDV family.  

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

TK applicants must be five years old by April 1st of the year they enter. 

Step By Step Instructions to Apply

Inquiry Form

Please begin the process by completing the NDV Inquiry Form. The information you will be asked to provide will help us learn about you and your family. We will keep you informed of future school events, as well as admission dates and timeline.  Once you have submitted the inquiry form, you will be asked to sign up for a school tour.

> Click here for the Inquiry Form

Schedule a Tour

After submitting an inquiry, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to schedule a tour of NDV’s campus.

Submit Your Application

  1. Click here to Create an Account

To begin the application process, please click the “Create an Account” tab at the top of this page to create an application account. From there, you will be instructed to create a login, password, and verify your email via a message to your email account.

  1. Click here to Start Application

You have the flexibility to log in and out of your application account without losing your data as it will autosave. There will be a green check mark for each section once you have completed all required fields.

  1. Review and Submit Application

Once all required fields of the application are complete, you must select “Review and Submit.” 

  1. Request/Submit Required Documents

Please download HERE. and ask your Preschool Director to complete the confidential Preschool Student Evaluation Form and email the form to by December 22, 2023.

TK Applicants – Applications will be to accepted and processed beginning September 7, 2023, for August 2024 placement.

Kindergarten Applicants – Applications are requested by  December 1, 2023 for priority processing and scheduling. Applications will still be accepted after December 1, and please reserve January 20, 2024 for kindergarten assessments and January 27, 2024 for the “playdate” Kindergarten Observation Day. 

Please contact the Director of Admissions for additional questions or concerns. 

Student Evaluation

Transitional Kindergarten (TK) – After the completed paperwork is received, we will contact you to arrange for developmental and academic screenings. Screenings are during the school day at 10:45am with the TK teacher.

Kindergarten – After the completed paperwork is received, we will contact you to arrange for developmental and academic screenings. Please reserve January 20, 2024  for a developmental screening for only kindergarten applicants Your child’s test time will be confirmed by email. The mandatory Kindergarten Observation Day “playdate” is Saturday, January, 27, 2024. The time will be scheduled and confirmed with the Director of Admissions.

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 February 1, 2024.

A non-refundable enrollment fee and tuition deposit to accept placement is due February 8, 2024 by noon. 

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

TK Dragon Camp & Kindercamp!

Towards the end of summer, newly enrolled NDV Kindergarteners are invited to attend the NDV Dragon Camp! This 2 week camp is in August before the start of the school year, and is a wonderful way to get students ready to start their Kindergarten year at NDV. Students will meet new classmates, participate in daily art activities, play in the classroom and on the school yard, and become more familiar with their surroundings. Students will also meet and become familiar with teachers, which helps ease the transition at the beginning of the year. Our goals for Dragon Camp are:
  • L e a r n the names of their teachers and classmates.
  • E x p l o r e different parts of the School including our playground, how to get to our classroom, the gym, and the Chapel.
  • P r a c t i c e classroom routines.
  • E n s u r e all students are excited for Kindergarten!

High Schools Attended

The Bay School of San Francisco | Convent of the Sacred Heart | Immaculate Conception Academy | International High School | Lick-Wilmerding High School | Lowell High School | Archbishop Riordan High School | Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory | St. Ignatius College Preparatory | Stuart Hall High School | University High School | The Urban School of San Francisco | And More!

Contact NDV School

École Notre Dame des Victoires
659 Pine Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
ph 415.421.0069

Contact NDV Church

Église Notre Dame des Victoires
566 Bush Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
ph 415.397.0113

NDV is a member of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, the Western Catholic Educational Association, the CSJ Educational Network, and the Society of Mary.