Classes, Tuition, and Age Requirements
Learn more about our 2-Day, 3-Day, and 4-Day classes to see what is right for your child.
The Caterpillar Class (2-Day)
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays [9:00 am to 12:00 pm]
Tuition: $322 per month
Age Requirement: 2.5 to 3 year olds
Birthdates: Must be 2.5 by September 1
This is where the journey begins. For most of the Caterpillar Class, this is their (and their family’s!) first experience in a school setting. While this is an ever-exciting time, transitioning is a process for families, children, and teachers. Young toddlers start out slowly, building trust in their environment. Children begin building relationships with new friends and teachers, exploring an exciting new environment, and navigating the challenges of shared space and materials. The children of the Caterpillar Class benefit from a smaller class size and higher adult:child ratio, allowing teachers to work diligently with young toddlers in their first social experience. This year is centered around adjusting to being a part of a community outside the home. Families are welcome to spend as much time as they like with their children in the classroom setting.
Please note: The Caterpillar Class is an exclusively outdoor classroom environment.
The Chrysalis Class (3-Day)
When: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday [9:00 am to 12:00 pm]
Tuition: $410 per month
Age Requirement: 3 to 4 year olds
Birthdates: 3.25 by September 1
The journey continues in the Chrysalis Class. Friendships become the center of the experience as children start to build emotional attachments to their friends. Now that children are playing together, rather than alongside each other, the environment poses new challenges and experiences for them. Dramatic play scenarios begin to develop during this year and children come back to and deepen their roles in their play. Children become competent in problem solving, negotiating, communicating, and truly understanding their role within the community.
Please note: The Chrysalis Class is an outdoor classroom environment with small group project-based work and play conducted inside.
The Butterfly Class (4-Day)
When: Monday through Thursday [9:00 am to 1:00 pm]
Tuition: $518 per month
Age Requirement: 4 to 5 year olds
Birthdates: Must be 4 .25 by September 1
As they have begun to master the initial challenges of the preschool experience, most children of the Butterfly Class can fully engage in the environment. Teachers carefully plan more challenging activities and interest areas for this class, creating a different experience than in the other classes. Because the children have become more competent in social situations, the children and teachers are free to work individually or in small groups on more in depth, complex projects. Children are given the opportunity to engage in activities such as handwork, experiments, and directed art experiences, among other things.
Please note: The Butterfly Class begins the day inside, using the outside project area for group work, and ends outside for free play and lunch.