Application materials for 2019-2020

Currently accepting Priority applications 2019/2020 SCHOOL YEAR. 

Please review all application materials and application instructions (at the end of this page) before starting your application.

Written application

The written application is a crucial component of your application. We are a very unique learning environment and want to make sure we're a good fit for students and students a good fit for Nomad. The written application helps us get to know your family and your student. 

Online Application

Release form

Nomad would like to be able to communicate with your student's current school. To allows us to do this, we ask parents to fill out the following form by hand and mail the top portion to us and provide the bottom portion to your student's current school. If you are currently indie/home/micro-schooling, please notify our admissions team at

Nomad Release Form

Teacher Recommendations

A great way to understand your child as a learner is to hear about them from an educator. Please have one or two current or former teachers fill out our online teacher evaluation form - these are done online and do not need to be mailed in. By using our online evaluation form, you are waiving the right to review the recommendation. If you do not wish to waive your right to review, please email the admissions team at We will email an evaluation form directly to your recommender. The recommender will be asked to return their evaluation form in a sealed envelope with their signature across the seal. After the admissions process, the recommendations will be mailed to your home. If you are currently indie/home/micro-schooling, please ask an educator/tutor who knows your child as a student to give a recommendation.

Teacher Recommendation Form


If you would like to be considered for Nomad Tuition Adjustment, please fill out our 'Tuition Adjustment Online Application’ and submit it with your student's application.

Tuition Adjustment Policy

Tuition Adjustment Online Application

We strongly encourage families of all socio-economic backgrounds to apply.


Please include a check for $50 with your application. Checks should be made out to 'Nomad Education.' 

Email admissions at to request waiving the processing fee.



The written application and teacher recommendations are submitted online. All other materials must be submitted in one large envelope. Applications should be complete before materials are sent to Nomad. 

Please mail all materials to:

Nomad - Admissions

2590 Folsom St.

San Francisco, CA 94110