Desiree Almendares

Desiree Almendares

Admissions Director


Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten

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

Students at École Notre Dame des Victoires (NDV) come from 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.

We encourage you to attend some of the many school activities. Due to the circumstances of COVID-19, we may provide opportunity to attend these events virtually. Participating in these activities will give you a flavor for NDV’s dynamic community. Check back for more information.

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

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

Step By Step Instructions

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, NDV, along with all the other  Catholic Elementary Schools in the Archdiocese of San Francisco, will host all admission and community events virtually.  

Schedule a Virtual Tour OR RSVP for Virtual Open House via the button in the sidebar labled “Visit NDV”.

Admissions Packet

This packet includes detailed information and forms required for submitting your application. Download the “TK & K Admissions Packet” under “Forms & Resources” section in the right sidebar.

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

TK Applicants – Applications with supporting documents are due December 1, 2020, and will be to accepted and processed beginning September 8, 2020, for August 2021 placement.

Kindergarten Applicants – Applications with supporting documents due December 1, 2020 for priority processing and testing times. Applications will still be accepted after December 1, should testing times be available. Please contact the office for more information.

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 9, 2021 & Saturday, January 23, 2021. The test time will be confirmed by email. The mandatory Kindergarten Observation Day “play-date” is Saturday, January 30, 2021. 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, 2021.

A non-refundable enrollment fee to accept placement is due        February 8, 2021 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.

Visit NDV





2020-2021 Virtual School Tours

Tuesdays and Thursdays meet with the Director of Admissions for a  Q & A September- December 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. 

2020-2021 Virtual Kindergarten & TK Open House

Thursday, October 22, 2020.      Meet with the School Leadership Team, Kindergarten & TK Teachers & Specialists, Current Parents, and Student Leadership Panels.


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 |  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.