Frequently asked questions
What happens after I send in my application?
Shortly after you apply, you will receive a confirmation email stating that the school has received your application and that your child has been placed on our admissions list. You will then be notified if a spot becomes available.
How does the admissions list work?
Applications are accepted at any time and are organized on the admissions list according to date of receipt. If there are no openings at the time your application is received, your child’s name will be placed on our admissions list. If a spot opens up during the school year, we fill it by contacting families on our admissions list, also in the order in which applications were received.
How do you fill open spots?
Spots are filled in the order in which applications were received. When building the next year’s class, an effort is made to achieve balance in the age and gender of the students. Siblings of current and former students have priority in admission.
When can I visit the school?
If you are offered a spot, you will be able to make an appointment to visit the school with your child during school hours. We do not offer tours of the school until we are able to offer enrollment.
What is the Open House Date for 2020?
Date for 2020 TBD. (Last year, it was December 4th, 2019). Parents & Caregivers of prospective students are all welcome. We are working on some virtual tours and a virtual open house option, check back here for updates.
How does the Extended Day Program work?
For an additional $35 per day, your child can extend their Clinton Path School day until 3pm. Your school year tuition includes 10 pre-paid extended days to be used at your discretion. You can sign up ahead or day-of (space permitting). Students will eat lunch with the teachers (you must provide your child with a lunch), have a rest time and more play time until pickup at 3pm.
What is the tuition for 2020-2021*?
The school year runs September - June. Tuition is paid in three fourteen-week installments (usually July 15th, December 15th, March 15th). Extended day is billed separately.
Full year - 5 days: $12,2355.06
Full year - 4 days: $9956.12
Full Year- 3 days: $7557.32
Extended daily rate: $35.00 per day
The July 15 payment includes $350 for 10 pre-paid extended days, which can be used throughout the year. These days are nonrefundable. Extended Day payments beyond the initial 10 pre-paid days are due monthly and will be billed by the family assigned the extended day billing coordinator co-op job.
A non-interest-bearing deposit of $500 per child is payable upon execution and submission of each family’s contract with Clinton Path Preschool. This deposit will be applied annually to the final tuition payment of that academic year. At this point families also have the option of donating all or part of this sum to the school and/or Annual Appeal.
* Tuition typically increases around 3% annually.
Can you explain more about the "cooperative"? What types of jobs and responsibilities do parents have?
Clinton Path Preschool thrives because of the active participation of our families and their various professional backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences. As co-op members, parents perform diverse administrative and maintenance tasks, participate in planning and policy-making for the school, and have access to a community of families and teachers. The school welcomes and encourages parents to join their children at lunch, providing a relaxed opportunity for discussion with other parents and teachers. In addition to performing a co-op job, parents take part in two work days each school year, attend three or four parent meetings throughout the year and participate in our fundraising events.
Can you tell me what number I am on the admissions list?
Unfortunately, we are not able to tell families where they are on the admissions list. Spots may open up at any time, and as a result your child may be able to get a spot at the school even if you are at the bottom of the list.
When will I learn if my child has a place at the school?
We will begin contacting families starting in January. If you have applied to the school and are on the admissions list, you can expect to hear from this point forward. If you are offered a spot, we invite you to visit the school with your child during school hours and ask that you make a commitment within two weeks from our initial offer. Spots may also open up throughout the school year. If this happens and there is a spot available for your child, you will be contacted.