Admissions Info

We’re Interested! Sign Us Up!

Children aged three years or older by September 1 are eligible for admission.  Siblings of alumni are given priority.  If you’re interested in Sequoia Nursery School for the 2018/2019 school year, please read on!

“I think the activities are perfect, the teachers engaging and creative, and most parents work really hard to make it a great day for all the kids.”

— Sequoia parent feedback from the anonymous survey


Update: Our admissions deadline for the 2018–19 school year has passed. If you would like to be included on the waitlist, please contact Yvette Hills, Membership Chairperson, at or (510) 519-4690. Please see below for this year’s timeline of admissions, as next year’s cycle will be very similar.

Three Simple Steps

There are three simple steps to our admission process.

1. Information Night — Attend an informative evening with other prospective Sequoia Nursery School parents at the Sequoia Lodge. This event will take place at the school on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 7:00–8:30 PM. Parents only please.

2. School Tour — Signups for tours will be available at the Information Night. Tours run from 9:15 to 10:00 AM, and we encourage you to bring your child. If you are unable to attend the Information Night and would like to schedule a tour, please contact Yvette Hills at

3. Submit an Application — Download an application (choose PDF or Word). Applications are accepted through February 23, 2018. Acceptance and waiting list letters will be sent out the week of March 12–16, 2018.

For any other questions about the admissions process, contact Membership Chairperson Yvette Hills at (510) 519-4690 or