Application Requirements

Applicants should be between 2.9 and 5 years old by the first day of school. They should also be safe on the playground equipment and be able to communicate basic needs. Children need not be potty trained. Parents who need to bring a tag-along sibling on their work day are also welcome to apply.


The Haight Ashbury Community Nursery School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, or address. We aim for balance in terms of gender, age, and any special needs. Apply early to be placed on the school's wait list.

Tuition is $390 per month for the 2019/2020 school year.

Grattan Playground

We do not schedule formal tours, but drop-in visits with your child during regular school hours are most welcome. Come and meet our director, Cocoa Drake, and see how our school operates. No appointment is necessary.

Please print and either mail or drop by with a completed copy of our application form, which can be found here.

You can also apply online here.

For questions, inquires or follow-up related to admission, please email us at: