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Admissions Process

Step One – Come and Visit Cougar Country

We invite all interested families to tour our school campus and meet our lovely teachers, staff, and students! Come see why our students have HEART!

Admissions tours are scheduled by calling the school office at (650) 593-4265, by emailing our School Principal, Dr. Andrea Harville, or by completing the SCHEDULE A TOUR form at the top of the page. We look forward to sharing our IHM Cougar spirit with you!

Step Two – Submit an Application
Parents may contact the school office (650) 593-4265 for an application form or download the forms below:

Return the form to us by mail, or email it to

Priority application deadline is February 1, 2024.

Step Three – Admissions Assessment

Your child will complete their Admissions Assessment while our School Principal meets with both parents/guardians to discuss student goals and strengths (if not done so already during the individualized school tour).

Step Four – Acceptance
We email our acceptance letters in February. TK/Kindergarten Registration Fees are due Friday, February 23, 2024 and Grades 1-8 Registration Fees are due Friday, March 1, 2024 for the 2024-25 school year. For any queries regarding the admissions process, please call the school at (650) 593-4265 or email our School Principal, Dr. Andrea Harville.

TK/Kindergarten Round Up 2024

Immaculate Heart of Mary School will begin its TK/Kindergarten Round Up on February 1, 2024! If you are a parent of a prospective Transitional Kindergartner or Kindergartener for the 2024–25 school year, please email Dr. Harville at to schedule your school tour today and to set up an appointment for your child's TK Early Years Assessment (EYA) for those students entering TK or Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA) for those students entering Kindergarten. EYAs and KRAs are being scheduled for February 1 – February 9, 2024. Kindergarten students must be 5 years old by September 1, 2024. TK students must turn 5 years old by June 2, 2025.

Admission Policy

Immaculate Heart of Mary School, mindful of its mission to be witness to the love of Christ for all, admits students of any race, color, and national and/or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded to or made available to students at this school. Immaculate Heart of Mary School does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, and national and/or ethnic origin, age, sex or disability in the administration of educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.