Presidio Knolls School

Tel: (415)202-0770
Grades: PK - 1 | 207 students
Our mission is to educate and inspire our students to become confident, creative and responsible individuals engaged in the global community through an innovative Mandarin immersion program that combines academic excellence with social and emotional development to foster a lifelong passion for learning.

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 1
Year Founded 2008

Student Body

Total Students 207 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 65%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade Presidio Knolls School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 90%
Average Class Size 10 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost $22,400
% on Financial Aid 36%
Average Financial Aid Grant $7,000
Acceptance Rate 60%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Anu Menon

School Notes:

  • Presidio Knolls School was founded in 2008 as a preschool, combining a Reggio Emilia-inspired educational approach with Mandarin language immersion. In a few short years, we have built an amazing community of students, parents, faculty and staff committed to inspiring a lifelong passion for learning through an innovative Mandarin immersion PreK-8 education.

    Our program delivers academic excellence using progressive educational best practices. We value the unique attributes of each child and support their intellectual, social and emotional development. Our goal is to prepare our students to contribute to society and succeed in a global world.

  • Profile last updated: 04/11/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Spectrum Center (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is French-American Internationl School-san Francisco (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Chinese American International School (0.5 miles away)
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  • San Francisco Spectrum Center
    Special Education School
    95 Gough St
    San Francisco , CA , 94102
    (415)861-5806
    Special Education School
    0.5  mi  |  18  students  |  Gr.  8-12
  • San Francisco
    French-American Internationl School-san Francisco
    Special Program Emphasis
    150 Oak Street
    San Francisco , CA , 94102
    (415)558-2000
    Special Program Emphasis
    0.5  mi  |  1046  students  |  Gr.  NS-12
  • San Francisco
    Chinese American International School
    Special Program Emphasis
    Main: 150 Oak Street; Pre-K campus: 42/52 Waller St.
    San Francisco , CA , 94102
    (415)865-6000
    Special Program Emphasis
    0.5  mi  |  521  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • San Francisco
    The Discovery Center School
    1442 Fulton Avenue, Upstairs
    San Francisco , CA , 94117
    (415)724-7458
    0.6  mi  |  16  students  |  Gr.  PK-12
  • San Francisco
    San Francisco Friends School
    (Friends)
    250 Valencia Street
    San Francisco , CA , 94103
    (415)565-0400
    (Friends)
    0.6  mi  |  430  students  |  Gr.  K-8

School Reviews

  • Recommended July 27, 2012 - Our daughter has just completed her first year at PKS preschool. We are thrilled that the school is adding an elementary program. Although it is child-centric, they really make sure that the kids are learning and not just memorizing. In addition to her everyday routine which include circle time, singing, painting, and projects (all in Mandarin), our daughter also loves the soccer, gymnastic, and kung-fu classes. The facility is sunny, beautiful and clean. We look forward to the next 10 years at PKS. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended July 27, 2012 - We just love PKS from the people to the facility. The administrators and teachers truly care for the well-being of our child. The school itself is spacious, clean, and beautiful. Most importantly, our daughter loves learning and going to school. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended January 19, 2012 - PKS has a progressive approach to teaching, caring staff, active parents community and a great facility, my daughter loves her school, teachers, and friends. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended January 19, 2012 - My daughter attends the PKS preschool. We are really happy here. PKS is the only Mandarin immersion program with a progressive, child led educational approach in San Francisco. This is exactly what we want for our child, and she is thriving there. Her mandarin is improving in leaps and boungs (it is clear that she "thinks in chinese") and she shows a curiosity and confidence that we relish. We are very happy here and don't want this experience to end at the preschool, so we're thrilled that PKS is extending to elementary. - Posted by Parent

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