For over four decades, Katherine Michiels School (KMS) has served Bay Area children and families. We pride ourselves on providing high-quality education within a nurturing, child-centered environment.
Our mission is to foster each child`s experience of the world so that he or she can blossom to their fullest potential and become a compassionate, autonomous and contributing member of society.
KMS has chosen the humanistic, progressive pedagogies of the Reggio Emilia educational approach and Council in Schools as our educational compass.
Both approaches see the child as a competent and equal partner in the educational journey.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 80 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $30,000
  • Acceptance rate: 30%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 15 / Aug. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Katherine Michiels School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Year Founded
1976
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
80 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
10%
State avg.: 49%
Students by Grade
Katherine Michiels School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
13 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
25%
Average Class Size
12 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Dec. 15 / Aug. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Preschool 3 year = $2315/month Preschool 2 year = $2545/month Infants and Toddlers = $2,625/month
Summer Program Cost
$1,000
Summer Program Cost Notes
Ages 5 to 11 years of age. $1000/session plus $350 for extended care
% on Financial Aid
25%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$10,000
Acceptance Rate
30%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Colleen Mulvey

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
After School Science Class, De Colores - Spanish Language Program

Arts and Music Programs:
After School Dance Class, After School Music Class

School Notes

  • Reggio Emilia educational approach & Council in Schools as educational compass.
  • De Colores Spanish Culture and Language Program.
  • Nature Education supports Science curriculum - includes overnight camping trips to Yosemite several times each year.
  • Fieldtrip Fridays support project-based learning approach.
  • Summer Camps and afternoon Enrichment Classes offered for KMS students and the public.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Katherine Michiels School cost?

Katherine Michiels School's tuition is approximately $30,000 for private students and $1,000 for summer students.

What is the acceptance rate of Katherine Michiels School?

The acceptance rate of Katherine Michiels School is 30%, which is lower than the national average of 84%. Katherine Michiels School's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in California with low acceptance rates.

Does Katherine Michiels School offer a summer program?

Yes, Katherine Michiels School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.

What is Katherine Michiels School's ranking?

Katherine Michiels School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for: Lowest average acceptance rates.

When is the application deadline for Katherine Michiels School?

The application deadline for Katherine Michiels School is Dec. 15 / Aug. 15 / rolling (applications are due on Dec. 15 / Aug. 15 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

School Reviews

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Absolutely the best place to send your child Hands down! I have been sending my children here since they were two and a half years old now they are 10 and 6. The girls absolutely love their school and respect and admire their teachers (especially Randall). I can honestly say that my girls are " in touch" with the environment, the community and most importantly themselves. KMS takes a different approach to teaching and interacting with children fostering confidence and independence in each student. My girls are inquisitive, analytic, emotionally intelligent. I am a native San Franciscan and a product of tough -old fashioned public schools. I know the difference in quality and individualized focus my children get and I''m glad they are a part of KMS.
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 80 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $30,000
  • Acceptance rate: 30%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 15 / Aug. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in San Francisco, CA is $23,056 for elementary schools and $33,142 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in San Francisco, CA is 69% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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