Applications for enrollment are accepted at any time. Enrollment priority is given first to present school families, then alumni families. Remaining openings are filled by new families from our waiting list according to date of application.

Gender and age balance of a classroom may be considered in enrollment decisions. The Children’s School admits and welcomes children from all families, without discrimination on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, color, religious beliefs, family configuration or disability which can be reasonably accommodated.

Please contact us to arrange a tour of The Children’s School.

To apply by mail, please download our admissions application using the Apply Now button below, and mail with application fee to:

The Children’s School of Boise, Inc.
1015 North 8th Street
Boise, Idaho 83702

If you prefer to apply online, please use the Online Admissions Application form below. To pay online, please choose from the Pay Now options and select the Buy Now button below.

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At time of enrollment, a copy of your child's immunization records must be provided to the school.

A one time fee of $50.00 must be paid to complete your application to The Children's School. This fee is non-refundable and does not guarantee enrollment. For additional applications from families who have paid the full fee, the application fee is reduced to $25.00 per child.

The school and administration staff are unable to waive application fees except under very specific circumstances as defined by the Board of Directors.


Children can enter The Children’s School at two years old in one of two part time classes:

  1. The Parent-Toddler class for children born March through August (meets Mondays).
  2. The 2-3s class for children born September through February (meets two mornings per week).

Children needing the full-day preschool program must be three years old by September 1. Children needing our full-day Primes class must be five years old by September 1.

There is a non-refundable application fee. We keep your child on an age-appropriate waiting list for potential enrollment from the time of application through second grade.

Each family on the waiting list is given two opportunities to accept an opening in the school when it is offered. Upon the second refusal by the family, the child’s name remains on the waiting list, but is placed at the bottom of the list. Families who are offered an opening in the school but do not respond to the offer remain on the waiting list but go to the bottom of the list.

Enrollment priority is given to present families (current students first, then siblings), then alumni families, and finally, new families, according to their original date of application.