Admissions Overview

Elementary Applicants (PreK – Fifth Grade)

Thank you for your interest in  Katherine Michiels School. The admissions period for 2017-18 enrollment has closed. We are still enrolling first through third grades for next year, please e-mail the office to learn more or apply.

Submit a Teacher Evaluation/Recommendation Form (Elementary Applicants Only)

Teacher Evaluation Form: PreK – 1st Grade (pdf)
Teacher Evaluation Form: 2nd Grade – 5th Grade (pdf)

Please complete the top portion of the appropriate form and submit it to your child’s current teacher.  This form should be completed and mailed by the teacher directly to Katherine Michiels School.


Infant/Toddler and Preschool Applicants (3 mo. – 4yrs)

Thank you for your interest in applying to Katherine Michiels School! Please read the following for how to apply to be considered for our infant and preschool annual openings. We recommend attending an Open House prior to applying to KMS.

INFANT/TODDLER PROGRAM: (PEACHES) Age 3 months to 24 months

Each year we have 9 expected/planned openings in the Peach Program for infants under one year of age. The usual entry point to Peach Palace is 3-6 months old:

3 for January 1st

3 for May 1st

3 for September 1st

We accept applications for this age group on a rolling basis throughout the year. When Peach applicants are not accepted during their first year, applications will roll over to be considered for Preschool or unexpected Peach openings.

To apply for the Peach Program (for children under 1): Click here.

2 YEAR OLD PRESCHOOL: (PUMPKINS) Age 24 months to 36 months

Each year we have 2 to 3 openings in the middle of June.

Due to our limited capacity for young toddlers, and their matriculation from the Infant/Peach program, we do not accept applications for preschool 2 year olds. We fill these openings with siblings, children of alumni, and applicants who were not accepted in our infant/toddler program.


Each year we have 12 openings in the middle of June.

We accept applications between September 1st and December 15th of each year for enrollment beginning the June of the following year. Children must be 3 years old by September 1 of the year they enroll in the preschool program. The Preschool Program is a 100% Potty-Trained Program. We will consider all applications submitted during this time frame equally, so no need to rush.

To apply for 3 year old Preschool in June 2018, visit this site between Sept 1 – Dec 15, 2017.


 Security Deposit

Upon confirmation of enrollment, immediately submit your $2500 non-refundable security deposit to secure your child’s space at Katherine Michiels School. Your child’s Director will set up a time to meet. At this meeting you will receive your parent handbook and your child’s enrollment packet. Financial Aid is available.


KMS reserves the right to cancel enrollment of a child for any of the following reasons: Non-payment of fees and charges Not observing KMS rules and regulations Not completing and returning all required forms by the due date When the school is not able to meet a child’s needs.


Katherine Michiels School Non-discriminatory Policy

Katherine Michiels School is operated on a non-discriminatory basis, providing equal treatment and access to services without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, income or family structure, including gay and lesbian parents, single parents, adoptive, and foster parents.

Notice Nondiscrimination Statement (SB 1375)

The State of California, Department of Education (CDE), is committed to ensuring equal, fair, and meaningful access to employment and education services. The CDE does not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, or educational activity on the basis and/or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics of age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy and related conditions, race, religion, retaliation, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by California state and federal nondiscrimination laws respectively. Not all bases of discrimination will apply to both education services and employment. The Office of Equal Opportunity is charged with overseeing, leading, and directing the CDE’s efforts to meet the legal obligations set forth in state and federal civil rights laws, and regulations in CDE employment and delivery of education services. Inquiries regarding nondiscrimination and civil rights should be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity.