Application Process


We invite all interested families to apply to our school. Children must be at least 2 years old by September 2019 for consideration for the 2019/2020 school year. Children do not need to be potty-trained.


Tuition is currently $515/month.
Scholarships available. Please contact for additional information.

Each family pays a one-time classroom cleaning fee of approximately $150 for the year.

When to Apply

Ideally you should request a tour and complete an application in the fall/early new year prior to the school year your child is eligible to start.

Applicants are not ranked on date of application received. If your child is age eligible or close to it, the sooner you complete the application process the better, because it allows your child to be a prospective candidate for vacancies during the current school year if they are 2 years old or older.

How to Apply

All applicants must submit an application and $50 application fee, and schedule a tour, to be considered for enrollment. Submit an application and include your child’s photo and the $50 application fee as soon as possible to be considered for Fall 2019. We will invite you to a half-day tour after your application has been received, based on tour availability. Tour priority is given to age-eligible children for the following school year and based on scheduling availability.

Applications should be mailed to Telegraph Hill Cooperative Nursery School, Attn: Membership, 1401 Broadway, San Francisco, CA, 94109

The application fee of $50 can be paid by check and made out to: Telegraph Hill Cooperative Nursery School

Your application process is complete once your application is received and you have toured. OR If you prefer to tour and get more information before submitting an application, contact our membership coordinator at and introduce yourself – name, age of child, date of birth, and how you heard about us.