Enrollment Process

Applications for the 2017/2018 School Year!

Applications for the 2017-2018 school year will be processed through our website as of February 1, 2017. Applications are not considered complete until the non-refundable application fee ($60 for the first child; $30 each additional child) has been received by LGPNS.

All prospective new families must observe a class at the school prior to enrollment. Please continue to our Apply Now page to submit an inquiry, schedule a visit or submit an application.

Priority Enrollment February 1st to February 14th

The priority enrollment period allows alumni and returning families to submit applications prior to open enrollment.  After the close of the priority enrollment period, all applications are accepted on a first come first serve basis and no priority will be given to returning/alumni families.

General Enrollment   Opens February 15th

After the priority enrollment period, enrollment opens to everyone and remaining class spaces will be offered to families in order of application completion date.  To ensure fairness to all applicants, an application is not considered complete until the application fee is received via U.S. Mail.  Priority is determined based on the date the application was submitted online as long as the postmark date of the application fee is within 3 business days.

How Classes are Filled

There are a fixed number of spaces in each class.  Children are placed in the class for which they are age eligible and developmentally aligned.   The youngest class, Terrific 2s, is typically made up of 2 – 2.5 year olds.  The two morning classes, T/TH and MWF, are comprised of 2.5 – 4 years olds.  The younger segment of students fill the two day morning program while the older portion of students are ready for the 3 day morning program.  The oldest class, PM Pre-K, is best suited for 4-5.5 year olds who are getting ready for kindergarten.   When filling classes we take into account the number of applicants, the overall age make up of each class, your child’s age, parental input, and teacher assessment.  Our primary goal is for your child to thrive in their preschool experience.  As such we will work to place them in the class that is appropriate for both their physical and emotional development.  See Classes & Tuition for more details.

Once classes are filled, a waitlist for each class is maintained, honoring the order in which applications were received.

Notification of Acceptance Status

Applicants who have submitted a completed application will be notified of their enrollment status within 30 days of the close of priority enrollment or the application completion date via e-mail (whichever date is later).  You will be notified of which class your child has been accepted to or, if the class is full, you will be offered a place on the wait list for your respective class.

Upon Acceptance

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Upon acceptance to LGPNS, two months’ prepaid (non-refundable) tuition is required to secure enrollment in the class. The first of these payments is typically due in April or within two weeks of acceptance if applying after April. The second payment may be made when enrollment forms are due later in the summer.

Financial assistance may be available to families who show financial need.