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 a Pinecone, they move to Sassafras the next year and on to Maples the next. Children starting off as Acorns generally become Oaks the following year.
School hours for all programs are from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Our optional extended day program (Lunch Bunch) is offered every day from noon until 2 p.m.
Sign ups by trimester, billing by trimester.
Applications for fall 2022 are due, along with a $75 non-refundable application fee, by December 31, 2021. 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.
FEES for 2021-2022
2022-2023 will be posted by early February
By the trimester:
2-day Pinecones (Monday, Tuesday) program: $1170
3-day Acorns (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday) program: $1680
5-day Sassafras, Oaks and Maples (Monday-Friday) program: $2850
By the month:
Lunch Bunch: $25/day, billed by the trimester
September through May: 9 - 12, with limited optional extended day from 12 - 2.
"What do parents owe their young that is more important than a warm
and trusting connection to the earth."
- Theodore Roszak