Transferring to Greenwood is easy - in fact, about 40% of Greenwood's recent graduates began their educations elsewhere. We accept transfers into the school in all grades - either at the beginning of a school year, or mid-year (on a space-available basis). Middle school is a natural time for many of our transfers to join, with almost a fifth of our recent graduates beginning their Greenwood experience in Sixth Grade, but we routinely admit students into all the grades.

how to transfer

Visit the School

Contact the Admissions Office at (415) 388-0495 to meet with our Admissions Director, and arrange a time to tour the school and meet the faculty.


  • Submit your Online Application Form with your nonrefundable $100 application fee. Applications for the 2019-2020 academic year are due January 31, 2019; applications for the current (2018-2019) academic year are reviewed on a rolling basis. Please inquire regarding space availability with the Admissions Office.  

  • Submit the Common Confidential Student Evaluation (PreK–Grade 1 or Grades 2–8) and Records Request Form to your child's current school (if applicable).

  • If requesting Tuition Assistance, please also complete and submit the Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) through School and Student Service (SSS) on the National Association of Independent Schools website. Complete the Greenwood School Tuition Assistance Addendum and return to George Veh in the business office.

Class Visit

  • Once the Online Application Form and other documents are complete, we schedule a one to three full-day classroom visit followed by a parent interview (for students applying to Grades 2–8).

  • For students applying to preschool and kindergarten, we schedule a one hour family interview.


Once your application is complete, we connect you with current families who will be in your child’s class. Greenwood Ambassador families from each grade will schedule play dates, dinners, teas, and get-togethers with applicant families who want to connect with current families.


Admissions decisions regarding the 2019-2020 academic year will be mailed in late March. If you are applying for a mid-year transfer, you will receive a decision within 10 days to two weeks of completing the admissions process. If you decide to come to Greenwood, we will follow up with all the necessary paperwork.