Our Programs

Pre-school programs

We have a low child-adult ratio - no more than 5 to 1 in both programs.

Morning Program 9:30am - 12:30pm
The morning program has a Director, a Teacher, 5 parents, and 25 children. The day begins at 9:30am with free play and activity choices including art, daily hikes, dramatic play, journals, woodworking, manipulatives, cooking, blocks, tactile play, and gross motor movement play. We come together at circle time to read, sing, and do rhythm activities before snack. The children then have outdoor playtime consisting of tricycles, climbing, nature, art, swings and dramatic play. A brief outdoor circle ends the program at 12:30pm.

Afternoon Program 12:30pm - 3:30pm
The afternoon program begins at 12:30pm with a Director, a Teacher, 3 parents, and 19 children. We have lunch together and afterward the children choose from various indoor and outdoor experiences such as art, science, nature, climbing, hiking, manipulatives, dramatics, blocks, and tactile play. After clean up time we have our first circle with singing games, creative movement, and time to discuss the day's activities.The day ends at 3:30pm with snack and a story.

The Application Process


For the 2020-2021 School Year:

Glenridge will open for the 2020-21 school year in late August, following all guidelines from the San Francisco Department of Public Health for the health and safety of our children, parents, and staff.

Because we are still working out the details of what school will look like when we reopen, we do not currently have any openings for the 2020-2021 school year. If you would like to be added to a waitlist, please contact the admissions team at membership@glenridgecoop.org and we will contact you should a spot open up.

For the 2021-2022 school year:

Children attending Glenridge for the 2021-22 school year must be 3 years old by December 1, 2021.


Attend a Prospective Parent Meeting (PPM) - Virtual Only

At the Prospective Parent Meeting, Glenridge parents and the director will provide information about parent responsibilities, cost, and the developmentally appropriate curriculum. There will be a question and answer period. The meeting begins at 11:00am and ends at about 12:30pm. Sign-up for a PPM by filling out a preference form HERE. PPM dates below.


PPM Schedule

October 3, 2020

December 6, 2020

January 23, 2021

March 14, 2021


Schedule a 1:1 visit with a member of our membership team - Virtual Only


After you have attended a PPM, you will be able to schedule a 1:1 visit where you can speak to a current Glenridge parent and/or staff member, who will answer any questions.


Submit a completed application with $40.00 application fee


You will receive a Glenridge application via email after the PPM. You can mail it once you completed the PPM and 1:1.


Each year, Glenridge offers a limited number of scholarships to families who feel they need it. Scholarship forms are available during the enrollment process. Application and recipient names remain confidential. Scholarships are also available throughout the school year should a need arise.

​Glenridge Cooperative Nursery School
PO Box 31202
San Francisco, California 94131


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