Desiree Almendares

Desiree Almendares

Admissions Director


Accepting Applications for Transitional Kindergarten (TK) through Grade 5 and         Middle School, Grades 6,7,8
If you are interested for the 2023-2024 school year, please register for a fall tour under the “Visit NDV” section, in the sidebar. School tours are most Thursdays, September through December. Please see tour schedule.
TK & Kindergarten are full day programs, and aftetschool (NDVEP) available until 6pm. 

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 and events. In particular, our annual fundraiser, the Bal de Paris will be a spectacular gala event with a raffle and live art auction benefitting NDV.  The theme of this years’ Bal is Nuit de Lumières. Attending the Bal de Paris, or any of the many events will give you a flavor for NDV’s singular community. Please visit to buy tickets. 

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

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

Step By Step Instructions

 We require all applicants to schedule a on-campus tour  OR RSVP for the Kindergarten Open House via the button in the sidebar labeled “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, 2021, and will be to accepted and processed beginning September 7, 2021, for August 2022 placement.

Kindergarten Applicants – Applications with supporting documents due December 1, 2021 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 8, 2022 & Saturday, January 22, 2022. The test time will be confirmed by email. The mandatory Kindergarten Observation Day “play-date” is Saturday, January 329, 2022. 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, 2022.

A non-refundable enrollment fee to accept placement is due        February 8, 2022 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.

2022-2023 Tk & Kindergarten Tours

On Campus School Tours are most Thursdays 9:00-10:30am

September 15, 2022
September 22, 2022
September 29, 2022
October 6, 2022
October 13, 2022
October 20, 2022
November 3, 2022
November 10, 2022
November 17, 2022
December 1, 2022


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.