The Enrollment Process
Space is very limited. Schedule your tour today!
Frequently Asked Questions
Children need to be five years old by September 1st of the year they enter kindergarten.
Campus tours and inquiries regarding enrollment are welcome at any time. The admission process typically begins during the October preceding the child’s target enrollment date. For example, parents of children who are interested in enrolling for the next school year, starting in September, should begin the application process in the Fall of the current year.
Typically a prospective family will tour our campus, submit an application, schedule an evaluation (based on class availability). We recommend applications are in by February 15th. Kindergarten evaluations begin in January for admissions to the following school year.
In addition to the completion of appropriate forms and payment of an application fee, the application process involves interviews with parents and children, as well as a comprehensive evaluation of each prospective student’s unique academic and social capabilities.
Siblings of current students are given priority status for upcoming enrollment. Please understand that space is extremely limited, and Del Mar Pines cannot enroll all of the outstanding candidates who apply for admission.
Del Mar Pines offers 30 minute Tours for prospective families starting October 1st throughout the school year. Tours are available by appointment only and can be scheduled Monday – Thursday at 9:00 or 9:30 am. Click here to schedule your tour.
We will accept children from other countries who move here with their families for a minimum of one school year. We do not accept partial year enrollment and we can’t take i-9 students without their parents or legal guardians. Please contact the office if you have additional questions.
Unfortunately, we rarely have any spaces available in our school for short term enrollment (less than a full academic year). We do not accept any i-9 applicants for international students. During our Summer Discoveries Program, we often have international students who are in San Diego with their families and they have a wonderful experience during the 6-week program. Registration for Summer Discoveries opens on March 1st.