Applications for enrollment are accepted at any time. Enrollment priority is given first to current 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 and review the following items:

To apply, please complete the online application below and use the Pay Now option to submit your application fee.

Online Admissions Application

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Child Information

Parent 1 Information

Parent 2 Information

Sibling Information

Enrollment Preferences

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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.

If you prefer to apply and pay by mail, download the application here and mail the completed forms and application fee to:

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

FAQ

Children can enter The Children’s School at two years old in our Younger Part Time Class. The Younger Part-Time class is for children who are two years old to 3 years old. Families in their first year of attendance must participate in a parent discussion group September through January. This discussion group meets on Mondays during class time.

Children needing the full-day preschool program must be 2.5 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.