Admission & Tuition

 Accepting Applications for  2021*

* Due to COVID-19, the school has delayed opening Spring 2021 at the earliest. Email for more information.

Admission & Registration


  • For the three year old programs: the child will be three years old by 1 November of that school year

  • For the Pre-K programs: the child will be at least four years old by 1 November of that school year

  • Children must be potty trained

  • Parents can fulfill the participation requirements

Alumni families

Siblings of alumni are given preference

Current families

Current students are guaranteed space in the following year's program if they complete all necessary forms by the due dates and have completed their participation commitments for the current year

New families

Our school year closely follows the Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) calendar. Registration for each school year begins in November

Enrollment fees and deposits

  • $65 non-refundable application fee due with submission of Application form

  • $175 non-refundable placement fee when you accept a spot in our program

  • A one month tuition deposit is due at placement. The deposit is applied to your May tuition installment. It is non-refundable, including where your child does not attend as planned

2020-21 Tuition

  • Annual tuition is paid in ten equal monthly installments in the amounts indicated below.

  • Payments are due on the 1st of each month from August to May.

  • A non-refundable deposit equal to one month's tuition is paid at registration and is applied to your May installment.

  • Families who sign up for both the morning and afternoon programs (same child, same day) will receive a 5% discount on the afternoon program tuition rate*



Three year old morning program

Tuesday / Thursday 9am - 12pm

$440 per month

Mixed age (3-5 years) afternoon program

Tuesday / Thursday 12pm - 3pm

$440 per month

Three year old Explorer's program

Monday OR Wednesday 9am - 12pm

$220 per month

Pre-K morning program

Monday / Wednesday / Friday 9am - 12pm

$660 per month

Pre-K afternoon program

Monday / Wednesday / Friday 12pm - 3pm

$660 per month

Pre-K Explorer's program

Tuesday OR Thursday 9am - 12pm

$220 per month

* With 5% discount applied to the afternoon program tuition, the full day rates are as follows:​

Tuesday / Thursday morning 3YO + mixed age afternoon program:         $858 per month

Monday / Wednesday / Friday Pre-K morning + afternoon program:      $1,287 per month

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