Children 2 1/2 to 4 1/2 years old are eligible for admission to our preschool.
As a general rule, children are placed in their chronological age group.
Those in the 2-day-2s (Pinecone, M-T) program typically range in age from 2 1/2 to 3.
In the 3-day-3s (Acorn, W-F) class, children are typically 3 to 3 1/2.
In the three 5-day programs the children are typically 3 1/2 to 4 (Sassafras), 4 to 4 1/2 (Oaks) and 4 1/2 to 5 (Maples).
Usually if children start ONS as Pinecones, they move to Sassafras the next year and on to Maples the following.
Children starting off as Acorns generally become Oaks the following year.
Applications for fall 2023 are due, along with a $75 non-refundable application fee, by December 31, 2022. Please print out the application and mail to ONS with the fee. After that date, applications will be placed on our waiting list. Acceptance letters go out in early spring. At that time, a non-refundable one month deposit is required to secure your child's spot.
We will offer tours starting in October 2022. Please email us at email@example.com starting in late September for dates/times.
FEES for 2022-2023
By the month/trimester:
2-day Pinecones (Monday, Tuesday) program: $420/$1260
3-day Acorns (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday) program: $600/$1800
5-day Sassafras, Oaks and Maples (Monday-Friday) program: $1020/$3060
Lunch Bunch: $30/day, is billed by the trimester. Sign-ups are first come, first served.
Early Drop-Off is back! $10 (starting at 8:10 am)
September through May: 9 am - 12 pm (gates open at 8:50 and 11:45), with limited optional extended day from 12 - 2 (gates open at 1:45) and early drop-off (starting 8:10 am).
"What do parents owe their young that is more important than a warm
and trusting connection to the earth."
- Theodore Roszak