We offer two classes. Class is held for two 16-week semesters, September-May. Our school also follows the Grand Rapids Public School calendar.
$880/year tuition + mandatory $300/year fundraising contribution
This class is designed for children who will be three years old by September 1*. In this class, students are introduced to subjects with the intent of providing opportunities for them to explore their world. Two parent volunteers are in each class in addition to the teacher. We try to maintain a 5:1 student/teacher ratio.
$1,155/year tuition + mandatory $300/year in fundraising contribution
This class is designed for children who will be four years old by September 1*. In this class, students will build on the skills introduced the previous year with the intent of mastery. Two parent volunteers are in each class in addition to the teacher. We try to maintain a 5:1 student/teacher ratio. Three day students are required to purchase a school t-shirt for field trips. Field trips to our partner, Blandford Nature Center, are taken monthly.
* Our enrollment birth date cut-off to align with the State of Michigan’s Kindergarten enrollment cut-off date: new kindergarten students must be five by September 1st of the year they are enrolling. BUT we understand that all children are different! And preschool readiness can vary for a number of reasons not necessarily related to a birth date. As such, exceptions to the September 1st cut-off date will be considered on a case-by-case basis for children turning three or four by December 1st. Readiness determination may include a meeting with the teacher for a brief assessment.
Tuition is payable annually, by semester, or quarterly. There is a nonrefundable $75 registration fee, payable by check or money order only, due with your application to secure your spot in the class. Tuition may be paid by check or money order.
Our partnership with Blandford Nature Center brings the students in the 3-Day class outside on a regular basis to connect their experiential learning to the wonders of the great outdoors! The monthly field trips allow the students to learn all about nature in every season.
Current and Alumni families can enroll January 7 to 25. New members can enroll starting January 28! Send your completed application and registration fee in today to lock in your child’s spot for next year! For questions regarding the application or enrollment process, please contact our Membership Chair, Jayme, at 616-730-1830.