Led by Director Edna Vaknin, Brotherhood Way Preschool is located at 655 Brotherhood Way in the Lake Merced neighborhood on a woodland campus shared with the Brandeis School. The newly remodeled school features bright, spacious classrooms, an outdoor play area, a garden space and an art studio.
Our preschools are built upon shared goals, values and knowledge that deliver the highest quality experience possible. We’re committed to creating an inclusive community that’s infused with meaningful Jewish values. We celebrate holidays with our children and families throughout the year as well as a weekly Shabbat. Our program is built on the fundamental premise that children learn and understand their world through play. Inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy, we provide a variety of opportunities for learning, exploration, creativity and self-expression.
Dates & Rates
Brotherhood Way 9-Month Program
Brotherhood Way 11-Month Program
* Morning and afternoon extended care is available for an extra fee. Financial assistance is available.
Tour & Application Process
- Submit an application. Applications are accepted year-round, but your child must be two years old by September 1st of the year of enrollment.
- Schedule a tour (virtual info session). Tours run from October through December each year for the following year’s fall enrollment and are required for your application to be considered complete. After you attend a tour, you will be asked to complete a Post Tour Questionnaire. Both the tour and the questionnaire are required. If you’ve missed the tour window, you are still welcome to apply, and someone will reach out if there are more tours being offered.
- Notification of admittance. During the standard cycle, admission letters are sent in mid-March for fall enrollment. A $600 deposit is due when you sign the enrollment contract. We maintain an active wait pool and fill additional spaces as they become available throughout the year. Families who have applied, but not toured, will still be considered for mid-year vacancies.
We have open space for the remainder of the 2020 – 2021 school year. For immediate enrollment, please contact us.
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We are back in our third year at preschool, and quite frankly are amazed at how well things are going amidst the pandemic. The school's health and safety protocols are top-notch, but the JOY is still there. I'm so grateful that my child is learning, having fun, and building relationships every day.
This is our first year at the school and our 3-year old son is loving it. He has flourished and developed so much since starting in August. The teachers are caring, loving, and provide an engaging environment for kids . . . This school has my highest recommendation!
My daughter is in her second year at the Brotherhood Way Preschool, and we have been very glad we found this community. She has truly been thriving from being around the teachers and children, and it's been great to get connected to more families here in the city . . . The situation with COVID-19 really drove home how important her school friends have been.
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