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.


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.