SoMa Mandarin-immersion school expanding to a K-8 program

Presidio Knolls School, located on the grounds of the former St. Joseph’s campus at 10th and Howard Streets, is gradually expanding to a full K-8 program. Next Fall they will open kindergarten and 1st grade classes and will add one more grade per year thereafter. 

The school is ideal for families seeking a progressive approach to education within the context of Mandarin immersion. With a newly renovated space, dynamic teachers, a thematic and integrated academic and arts curriculum and an engaged parent community, Executive Director Wendy Xa says that she believes this expansion will offer something unique to San Francisco and South of Market in particular.

As families eagerly await their kindergarten admissions notifications this week, Presidio Knolls School wants to let you know that they are keeping a few open spaces available for their new kindergarten and 1st grade classes in order to accommodate families who were not accepted into their first choice options.

Please feel free to refer any families their way who are still looking for K and 1 placements for next year. They plan to keep their admissions process open through this Spring. There are two information sessions currently scheduled:

Tuesday, March 27 at 6-8pm
Thursday, April 19 at 6-8pm.

More information is available at You can contact them at or call (415) 202-0770.

Jim Meko, chair
SoMa Leadership Council 


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