Admissions: Pre-K & Elementary



For Nursery Admissions click here 

Important Dates and Information

Applicants to our Pre-K 2017-18 program must be 3 years by August 1, 2017.  

Applicants to our Kindergarten 2017-18 program must be 5 years by August 1, 2017.


Tours and Open House: 

  • The 1st Thursday of every month @ 10am we hold Group Tours of our pre-k and elementary program. Additional tours may be added. Check our calendar for additional dates or contact us. 

2017 Group tour dates: Jan 5, Feb 2, Mar 2, April 6, May 4

  • Saturday, January 21, 2017 10:00am-12:30pm Winter Open House

Please call (314) 865-2799 or email to join a 1st Thursday tour or schedule a time that works for you.

Pre-K and Elementary Admissions Deadlines:

  •  Friday, February 17, 2017 Admission & Sliding Scale Consideration (FFCP) Deadline
  •  Friday, March 17, 2017 First Decision Letters Mailed
  •  Friday, April 7, 2017 Enrollment Decisions Due

March-August 2017 The names of eligible children for whom there are no openings are placed on a waiting list, and parents are notified should an opening occur. Each year we do accept mid-year applicants if there is a classroom opening.


Admission Checklist

  1. Reserve a spot at our monthly tour. Call us (314) 865-2799 or email
  2. Fill out and return the Application for Admission with the $40 non-refundable fee
  3. To apply for Sliding Scale Tuition consideration include Family Financial Commitment Plan (FFCP) with Admission Application.   
  4. Review Family Expectations

Once these steps are completed, eligible applications will be scheduled for a visit in February or March.


Sliding Scale Tuition Consideration Deadlines

All families applying for sliding scale tuition consideration are required to submit a Family Financial Commitment Plan (FFCP) with their admissions application.  If you do not want to be considered for Sliding Scale Tuition the waiver must be signed and returned. 

33% of families pay full tuition

33% of families pay mid-range of full tuition

33% of families pay less than ½ of full tuition

Determination is based on family need and the school's commitment to balanced economic diversity.


Admission Decisions

Submit application (with FFCP or waiver)

The School will send confirmation of pending application.

Review of Applications.  During this portion of the process the following criteria are taken into consideration:

Siblings already enrolled

Classroom balance, i.e. gender or age consideration in Pre-K classroom

School-wide balance and socioeconomic diversity

Students reapplying from prior year waitlists

Neighborhood residents

All other applicants

After application is reviewed, Administration will request to meet with families, schedule observations and/or evaluations of student applicants between mid February and mid March.



2017-18 Application for Placement

2017-18 Family Financial Commitment Plan (Sliding Scale) - One Child

2017-18 Family Financial Commitment Plan (Sliding Scale) - Two or More Children

2017-18 Tuition & Scheduling



Tuition Enrollment Form for Accepted/Enrolled Families

FACTS Tuition Management eCashier Link