Admissions Overview

Thank you for your interest in Katherine Michiels School  Infant/Todler Program, Preschool, and Open Mind Elementary Program. The Elementary, After School, Enrichment, Summer Camp, and Y.U.M. Chefs Programs are owned and operated by Open Mind: A Project for the Development and Education of Children, a Not for Profit Corporation DBA Katherine Michiels School. The Infant/Toddler and Preschool Programs are a licensed component, owned and operated by Katherine Michiels School, Inc., a private corporation. We invite you to visit us to find out more about our progressive, Reggio Emilia influenced style of education.

STAFF RATIOS

KMS staff are experienced early childhood education specialists. We maintain a teacher to child ratio as follows:

INFANT AND TODDLER PROGRAM: 1 teacher for every 3 infants 1 teacher for every 4 toddlers

PRESCHOOL PROGRAM: 1 teacher for every 10 preschoolers

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: 1 teacher for every 12 elementary students for classroom instruction

 

SCHOOL HOURS

INFANT AND TODDLER PROGRAM: 8:00 AM TO 6:00 PM

PRESCHOOL PROGRAM: 7:00 AM TO 6:00 PM

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: 8:00 AM TO 3:00 PM

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ENRICHMENT CLASSES: 3:00 PM TO 6:00 PM

Open House

Attending an Open House is the first step in the admission process. No RSVP required, adults only but infants in front pack carrier ok. Enjoy a self guided tour of our environment, meet KMS teachers, parents, and administration.


Fall 2019 Open Houses – Saturdays, 9 am to noon: The last Saturday of the month with the exception of December - September 28th, October 26th and December 7th, 2019.

Spring 2020 Open House - Saturdays, 9 am to noon: The last Saturday of the month with the exception of December - March 28th, April 25th, no May Open House and June 27th, 2020.

 
 
 
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How to apply

Open Mind dba KMS Elementary Program: PreK - 5th Grade

Katherine Michiels School Preschool Program: 2-4 years

Katherine Michiels School Infant & Toddler Program: 3 months – 24 months


Admissions Application

Welcome to the Katherine Michiels School and Open Mind Elementary Application. Please complete one per child and make a one time non refundable application payment of $85. This will allow us to complete your online application for Katherine Michiels School  Infant/Preschool or Open Mind Elementary Program dba KMS. 

Submit Application

Completed applications will not be submitted to KMS without payment. After completion Select submit application and then please proceed to cart for payment.


KMS Financial Aid is available and is based on the School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS) which is a service of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). Email kmsoffice@openmindsf.org for more information.

 
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Notifications of Acceptance

Elementary Program – March

Preschool Program – February

Infant Program – Rolling Basis Jan, May & Sept

Applications will remain active until we are able to accept your child. Please let us know at any time if you would like to make your application inactive. Email updates regarding an active application are welcome. If an unexpected opening arises, we will turn to the application pool and schedule program visits. The annual specific acceptance notification dates follows the Independent Schools of the Bay Area (ISSFBA) recommendation.


KMS admits students of any race, color, religion, disability, national or ethnic origin, and sexual orientation, and accords to them all the privileges, programs, and activities made available at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, disability, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, marital status, income, or family structure.