Applying to Grades 1-7

Any child applying to Hamlin for Grades 1-4 for the 2020-2021 school year must have been five years old by August 1 of her Kindergarten year. 

Unfortunately, we are not able to accept applications for Grades 6-8. Please contact Lisa Lau Aquino '81, or 415.674.5400, for more information.

Steps in the Admission Process:

Complete and submit an Online Inquiry Form, which will go live Wednesday, September 4, 2019. If you choose to apply to The Hamlin School for the 2020-2021 academic year, please note that the application process will be completed online.

Learn About Hamlin will be on Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. at 2120 Broadway; complimentary valet parking will be provided. Our program, designed for adults only, will include an overview of the K-8 curriculum and an opportunity to meet the Hamlin faculty and administration. Attendance is highly encouraged. 

Weekday parent tour (required) offers a view of our school in action. Click here for weekday tour dates. All weekday tours begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. and end at 10:30 a.m. Entry only at 2129 Vallejo Street and please allow time for parking and transportation. Spanish and Mandarin tours are available upon request. Registration will begin on September 4, 2019 via the Online Inquiry form.
Parent/Guardian Interview (required) will be conducted from late October through January. Starting Monday, September 23, 2019, you may contact Lisa Lau Aquino ’81 at to schedule an appointment.

Hamlin Visit for Applicants to Grades 1-5 (required): Your daughter will visit Hamlin during a school day in January or February 2020. This appointment should be made on Ravenna after submitting the online application.

Applicants to Grades 2-5 (required): Two copies of the Common Confidential Student Evaluation Form must be completed by your daughter’s current school. Please designate the 2 teachers who will complete the electronic forms by indicating each teacher’s name and email address on Ravenna. The evaluation forms will be emailed directly to the teachers to complete and send back no later than Wednesday, January 15, 2020. Hamlin prefers to receive the evaluation forms electronically, but we are including a pdf of the form in case you need it. The paper copy must first be signed by you, then completed by your daughter's current teacher, and returned directly to Hamlin by her current school.

Applicants for Grades 2-5 (required): The Hamlin Records Release Form is sent electronically to your daughter’s current school. Please follow the directions on Ravenna for delegating the school representative who should receive this form. All documents are due no later than Wednesday, January 15, 2020. 

Applicants to Grade 5 are required to take one of the following standardized assessments:
  • ISEE - Please have the results sent directly to The Hamlin School (use code #053040). To register for the ISEE, please visit their website.
  • SSAT - Please have the results sent directly to The Hamlin School (use code #3664). To register for the SSAT, please visit their website.
Please be sure your daughter takes one of these exams no later than Monday, February 10, 2020.

Completed application and $100 fee are due Thursday, January 2, 2020.

Families facing financial constraints may request an application fee adjustment by calling Lisa Lau Aquino’81 at 415.674.5400.

San Francisco K-8 independent schools will mail admission decision letters on March 18, 2020. Electronic notification will be sent on March 19, 2020 at noon.

If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact Lisa Lau Aquino’81, Director of Admission, at 415.674.5400 or at

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2120 Broadway
San Francisco. California 94115
Tel. 415.922.0300 • Fax. 415.674.5409
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