The Application Process
If you are interested in a spot at the School, please fill out a waitlist form on our website and then contact us to come to an open house or arrange a tour. After you have had a chance to see the School and you have paid the waitlist fee, you may be wondering what to do next. The process is really simple and it only requires a few minutes of your time each month.
First and foremost, STAY IN TOUCH! We need to know that you are still interested in a spot, have not found other care, or, if you are pregnant, all of your new baby’s information after he or she is born. Every time you contact us, it is written on your waitlist form. Most people worry that they are going to be bothering us if they are regularly e-mailing or calling. You’re not! We enjoy getting to know prospective families and it helps us determine which candidates continue to be interested in a space.
It is very difficult to give estimates as to when we are expecting openings. The enrollment process is rather tricky, especially for infants. Current families get priority for siblings and this can take up a lot of the openings. On the other hand, families sometimes move or have other changes in circumstance that causes unexpected openings. As a result, spots can become open much sooner or later than we anticipate. This is why we encourage families to have several care options in place and to keep in touch about your interest and flexibility. Typically, offers of enrollment will start at the beginning of a month. Flexibility in your enrollment start date can improve your chances of getting an offer.
When a spot becomes available for your child, we will notify you to see if you are still interested. If you are, we will send you a formal offer email. You will need to send in a non-refundable deposit equal to one month’s tuition to secure your spot. You will also receive a packet of information including an application, a copy of this handbook, registration forms, medical record request forms, and other documents needed for your child’s folder. When your deposit and registration fees are collected, the spot is officially yours!
Current Family WaitlistExpecting a new addition to the family? Be sure to get on the waitlist as soon as you know that you will want an additional spot at the School. While we do our best to accommodate our current families, we cannot always guarantee that a spot will be available. The best way to ensure a spot is open for you around the time of your preference is to get on the waitlist as soon as possible. Simply fill out the online waitlist form and mark that you are a current family. When the form is completed and the waitlist fee is submitted (which gets credited to your registration fee at the time of enrollment), you have secured your place in line for an available spot. While we cannot make any guarantees, when enough notice is given, we are typically able to have spots available for current families within one to two months of the requested start date.