Presidio Knolls School

  • 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 TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc.California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-4
Year Founded2008

Student Body

Total Students207 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
65%
State avg.: 43%
Students by GradePresidio Knolls School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
90%
Average Class Size10 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost$22,400
% on Financial Aid
36%
Average Financial Aid Grant$7,000
Acceptance Rate
60%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorAnu 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: 05/23/2016

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
5  7/27/2012
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.
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5  7/27/2012
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.
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5  1/19/2012
PKS has a progressive approach to teaching, caring staff, active parents community and a great facility, my daughter loves her school, teachers, and friends.
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5  1/19/2012
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.
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