Applying to Grades 1-7

Any child applying to Hamlin for Grades 1-4 for the 2021-2022 school year must have been five years old by August 1 of her Kindergarten year. 

Unfortunately, we are not able to accept applications for Grade 8. Please contact Lisa Lau Aquino '81, aquino@hamlin.org 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 9, 2020. If you choose to apply to The Hamlin School for the 2021-2022 academic year, please note that the application process will be completed online.
 
Weekday parent tour (required) offers a view of our school in action. For the health and safety of our girls, teachers, and prospective parents, all fall admission tours will be virtual through Zoom. Registration will begin on September 9, 2020 via the Online Inquiry form.

Learn About Hamlin (attendance strongly encouraged) will provide a deeper window into our program and community. We will host two different virtual Learn About Hamlin events this fall, each with a specific focus. A detailed schedule for each Learn About Hamlin event will be provided in early September.
  • Learn About Hamlin I: Curriculum and Teaching will be on Saturday, October 24, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
  • Learn About Hamlin II: Culture and Community will be on Saturday, November 7, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Parent/Guardian Interview (required) will be conducted from late October through January via Zoom. Starting Monday, September 21, 2020, you may contact Lisa Lau Aquino ’81 at aquino@hamlin.org to schedule an appointment.

Hamlin Visit for Applicants to Grades 1-5 and Grade 7 (required): Your daughter will visit Hamlin during a school day in January or February 2021. Grade 6 applicants will come for a Group Visit. This appointment should be made on Ravenna after submitting the online application.

Additionally, Grades 5 and 6 applicants will participate in a required Screening Session in January and February 2021. We will have small group as well as individual activities.

Applicants to Grades 2-7 (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 Friday, January 15, 2021.

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 to Grade 1 (required): One copy of the Common Confidential Student Evaluation Form must be completed by your daughter’s current school. Please designate the teacher who will complete the electronic form by indicating the teacher’s name and email address on Ravenna. The evaluation form will be emailed directly to the teacher to complete and send back no later than Friday, January 15, 2021. 

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 2-7 (required):
The Hamlin Records Release Form is located on Ravenna. Please download and print, complete the top portion, and send the form to your daughter's current school. You, as the parent/guardian, are authorizing her current school to release academic records, including grades and test scores. All documents are due no later than Friday, January 15, 2021.

 
Applicants to Grades 5-7 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 Friday, February 12, 2021.

Completed application and $100 fee are due Saturday, January 2, 2021.

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 17, 2021. Electronic notification will be sent on March 18, 2021 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 aquino@hamlin.org.

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San Francisco. California 94115
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