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.
We can’t wait to welcome you and your little one to our family of preschools. We’ll support you every step of the way – from applying and touring, throughout your days with us, and into the big transition to kindergarten. Let’s get started!
Submit an Application
When you select the “Apply” button, you will be prompted to either log into your existing JCCSF account or create a new one. Once you’re logged into your account, select “Personal Information” from the settings, and under “My Household” create a new contact for your child. Then when you continue onto the application, select your child’s profile to complete the process.
Take a Tour
Fill Out a Questionnaire
- To be considered for enrollment in the 2024 – 2025 school year, your child must be 2 years old by August 19, 2024.
- You must complete all three steps of the application process.
- Only one application is required for admission to all three preschools.
Questions about applying or touring? Contact Theresa Arroyo at 415.292.1252 or email@example.com.
Navigating the Kindergarten Process
Graduating from preschool to kindergarten is a big step! Did you know that 80% of our preschool families get into one of their top two choices of kindergartens? Our enrollment support process can help you get a spot in local programs like Brandeis, San Francisco Day School, Burkes, Town School for Boys, San Francisco Friends School, Hamlin, Convent, Stuart Hall, Marin Country Day School, Live Oak and more. Listen below as Diller site director Karla Cianci shares how the JCCSF family of preschools can help your family navigate the tricky and stress-inducing SF kindergarten process.
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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!
Brotherhood Way Preschool Parent
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.
Get in Touch
Have a question about Brotherhood Way Preschool? Reach out to our team — we’d love to hear from you!