TCS is a year-round preschool with warm, talented staff, and low student-teacher ratios. Due to the intimate size of our school, and the high quality program we offer, we encourage families to indicate on their application all schedules they could consider in addition to their ideal schedule. The number of openings at TCS varies from year to year, but one application is all that is needed to be eligible for enrollment until your child is kindergarten age.
The application deadline for the 2017-2018 school year is Tuesday, February 28, 2017. Families may apply at any time although there is no additional weight given based on application date - all applications completed by the last day of February are considered for enrollment. Prospective families who turn in an application form and a non-refundable $50 fee are eligible for admission at any time throughout the year should attrition occur, but this is unusual - typically children enter at the beginning of the new school year, in late August. Applications for financial aid, which use the National Association of Independent School's "Parents' Financial Statement" to evaluate families' needs, are due by February 15, 2017.
TCS takes into consideration a number of factors in the admissions process, including scheduling, gender balance, whether the child is a sibling of a current or alumni family, and diversity in our student body. We are committed to reflecting the wonderful, diverse community in which we live.
Enrollment decisions are made in early March for the school year that begins the following Fall. To accept the space at our school, the family must complete an Enrollment Agreement and pay an Enrollment Deposit and Registration Fee. Prior to enrollment in August, families are required to submit various informational forms, health physical dates/immunization documentation, and for children over 3 years of age, a dental certificate.
If a child is not offered enrollment the first year, the family may stay in the applicant pool, without paying an additional fee, for enrollment consideration in future years until their child ages out of our school.