Owing to the rich, self-directed learning environment at MCH, our students consistently rank among the most prepared for kindergarten in San Francisco. Each year, they make the leap from MCH to larger schools with ease and confidence in themselves and in their ability to learn. Independent- minded, MCH students graduate with strong problem solving skills; the ability to navigate through the classroom; and respect for peers, teachers and the school environment. They possess tremendous self-control and are able to effectively follow directions and concentrate on various activities for extended periods . In many ways, the lessons taught and values instilled in kindergarten classrooms in both public and independent schools, have already been mastered by the MCH student.

While MCH parents are largely focused on their children's preschool years, the transition to elementary school comes quickly. MCH is committed to supporting and educating our parents throughout the Kindergarten application process in several ways: 

Throughout the school year, the School Director visits both independent and public schools to stay abreast of educational programs offered in the San Francisco area. In addition, she has a strong working relationships with many independent school admissions directors, and invites them to visit MCH every year. Her knowledge of the elementary school arena supports MCH parents as they explore the schools that are best-suited to their children and to their family.

MCH also hosts a series of meetings for parents that shed light on the independent school application process as well as the public school lottery process. Another session connects parents with MCH alumni/ae who eagerly share their experiences of the admissions process.

The School Director also meets regularly with each family during--and after--the application process to provide support, insight, and advocacy as needed.

Schools at which MCH students have been accepted (2010-2015)

Independent Schools
  • Cathedral School for Boys
  • Children’s Day School
  • Chinese American International School
  • Chinese Immersion School at De Avila
  • Convent of the Sacred Heart School
  • French American International School
  • Hamlin School
  • Kittredge School
  • La Scuola
  • Marin Montessori
  • Marin Preparatory School
  • Marin Primary School
  • Montessori de Terra Linda
  • Notre Dame des Victoires
  • The Nueva School
  • Presentation School
  • San Francisco Day School
  • San Francisco Friends School
  • Star of the Sea School
  • Stuart Hall for Boys
  • St Vincent de Paul
  • Town School
  • The Little School
Public Schools
  • Alamo Elementary School
  • Alice Fong Yu Elementary School
  • Argonne Elementary School
  • Claire Lilienthal Elementary School
  • Clarendon Elementary School
  • Grattan Elementary School
  • Lafayette Elementary School
  • McKinley School
  • Peabody School
  • Spring Valley Elementary School