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Application Procedure

For the Academic Year of 2022-2023, the kindergarten application procedure is as follows:


Applications are now being accepted. Download this PDF form and complete.


Submit application by Jan 14, 2022, with a non-refundable, non-transferable check for $150


Attach a copy of your child's birth certificate.

Please note that student must be five years old by Sept 1, 2022


Complete application by submitting a referral form from your child's current preschool teacher

Guidelines for acceptance include the following: 

  1. Established membership in West Portal Lutheran Church

  2. Brothers or sisters in West Portal Lutheran School

  3. Children of Alumni of West Portal Lutheran School

  4. Application information

  5. Preschool evaluation

Upon acceptance to West Portal Lutheran School, a non-refundable, non-transferable tuition deposit of $1,250 will be due in order to guarantee your child’s space in his or her class. It will serve as your first installment toward your child’s tuition for the ensuing year. Your remaining balance will be divided into a number of installments, which you will choose later.


West Portal Lutheran School offers tuition assistance. Information about financial aid is available through our church and school accountant. For more information, contact Howard Scully, (415) 661-0242 ext 225, or by email.

West Portal Lutheran School partners with The BASIC Fund for financial aid.  We request all families applying for tuition assistance from West Portal Lutheran School to first apply for a scholarship from The BASIC Fund. Information on applying for a BASIC Fund scholarship can be found at

Kindergarten Readiness Checklist

Motor Skills

  • Involve child in cutting and pasting activities.

  • Encourage child to color and stay within the lines.

  • Assist child in developing gross motor coordination: hopping, skipping, running, galloping, throwing, and catching.

Concept Skills

  • Familiarize child with different parts of his/her body.

  • Assist him/her in recognizing left and right.

  • Encourage him/her to write and recognize his/her first and last names.

  • Develop an awareness of colors and shapes of familiar objects.

  • Recognize and name the following colors: red, blue, yellow, green, orange, purple, black, brown, gray, pink, and white.

Language Skills

  • Read together; develop the love of reading through books.  Have child recall facts of a simple story.

  • Talk to your child often and encourage him/her to speak clearly using sentences.

  • Give child simple oral directions.

  • Encourage child to follow directions closely.

  • Encourage child to create stories.

  • Introduce child to the letters of the alphabet.

  • Encourage him/her to recognize all upper and lower case letters.

  • Teach child to recognize and name the numerals 1-10.

Self-care Skills

  • Teach child basic self-care skills: washing hands; brushing teeth; buttoning and zipping shirts, jackets, and pants; and tying shoes.

  • Teach child to clean up after self.

Social Development

  • Encourage child to play cooperatively.

  • Encourage child to start his/her own play activity.

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