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Student Transfers

Intradistrict Transfers

Parents may request an intradistrict transfer for their child to attend another school in the District which is not their assigned school.  Transfers will only be granted if there is room in the school and grade level requested after all attendance area students are placed.  Transfer wait list priority is established by lottery.  Parents may submit an application to no more than two schools total.  If approved, a transfer will remain in effect until the completion of the highest grade level at the school as long as the student continues living in the SM-FCSD boundaries and the conditions of the transfer are upheld.  All intradistrict transfer wait lists expire once the school year begins.

The transfer application deadline is Friday, February 7, 2014 at 12:00 pm noon.  Applications may be turned in to any school office or the District Office.  Please see the FAQ section for more information.

For a full listing of Intradistrict Transfer regulations, please see Board Policy 4140.

Parkside Montessori Program

The Montessori program offered at Parkside Elementary School is continuing to accept applications for kindergarten and first grade openings for the 2014-2015 school year.  Applications for the Montessori program at Parkside Elementary can be completed after registering at your child’s school of attendance and returned to the District Office.


The public school Montessori program in the San Mateo-Foster City School District is in its 25th year, and is recognized for the development of each child’s intellectual, social, and creative abilities, using hands-on, multi-sensory materials within a carefully prepared environment.   The environment allows for self-correction opportunities, which lead to the joy of inner motivation.  Montessori elementary studies are based on a cultural curriculum which integrates history, geography, mathematics, science, biology, language, literature, art, and music.    

Intradistrict Transfers - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How are students assigned to a school in the San Mateo-Foster City School District?

All students in the SM-FCSD are assigned to a school based on their home address. To find your school of assignment, ...more

Interdistrict Transfers

Interdistrict Transfers Out of the SM-FCSD

If you live in the San Mateo-Foster City School District and would like to transfer to another school district, please complete an Interdistrict Transfer form and submit it to the District Office.

For a full listing of Interdistrict Transfer regulations, please see Board Policy 4150 - Interdistrict Transfer Requests.


Interdistrict Transfers In to the SM-FCSD

Requests to transfer into the San Mateo-Foster City School District must be received by June 1, 2014 for the 2014-15 school year.  Students without an approved interdistrict transfer will not be allowed to start school.

Contact Us

If you have questions regarding Kindergarten - 8th grade transfers, please contact the Student Services Department at (650) 312-7345 or
(650) 312-7250.