Admissions

 

Admissions

Admissions Process

To be considered for admission, parents must first attend a school tour.   Applications are due on January 15th for enrollment in Fall of the following school year. We enroll children once a year unless an unexpected space becomes available.  Parents are notified of acceptance into the program in February. At that time, parents are invited to schedule a time to observe the classrooms during the school day without their children.

Once a family is enrolled in our program, we host many orientation events for children and parents to become familiar with the school community prior to the start of the new school year. Christopher Robin considers many factors when accepting applicants to our program.  We strive to create balanced and diverse classrooms.  Accordingly, the order in which we receive applications does not directly determine acceptance.  Christopher Robin does not discriminate based on race, religion, ethnicity or national origin.

CLICK HERE to download an application.

Parent Tours

Parents are required to take a school tour before filling out an application.  Tours are offered approximately once a month throughout the year.  Tours are held in the late afternoon when school is not in session and are for parents only.  During the tour, parents will explore the environment and learn more about our program and guiding philosophy. Tours have a limited number of spaces.  Please call in advance if you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment.

To schedule a tour please email:  admissions@christopherrobinpreschool.com

Upcoming tour dates and times:

October 10th, 2017 (3:30pm – 5pm)
November 7th, 2017 (3:30pm – 5pm)
December 5th, 2017 (3:30pm – 5pm)
January 9th, 2018 (3:30pm – 5pm)
February 6th, 2018 (3:30pm – 5pm)
March 6th, 2018 (3:30pm – 5pm)
April 17th, 2018 (3:30pm – 5pm)
May 1st, 2018 (3:30pm – 5pm)
June 5th, 2018 (3:30pm – 5pm)

Tuitions & Fees

Tuition for the 2017-2018 school year from September 5, 2017 to June 13, 2018.

Our fees are composed of two parts: a tuition charge, which covers instruction, costs during the regular school day, and additional fees described below.

Tuition:

Program Age Days Hours Students Teachers* Tuition
Parent & Toddler
(Turtles)
2 Plan A: Tuesday and Thursday 8:45 – 10:45 10 2 $6,930
Plan B: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:45 – 10:45 10 2 $8,980
Preschool 1
(Starfish)
3 Plan A: Monday through Friday 9 – 12 24 (9 – 12) 4 $11,815
Plan B**: Monday through Friday 9 – 3 12 (12 – 3) 3 $14,175
Preschool 2
(Whales)
4  Monday through Friday 9 – 3 24 3 $14,765
Transitional Kindergarten (Dolphins) 5 Monday through Friday 9 – 3 12 2 $15,355
Summer Camp
(6 weeks)
3 – 5 Plan A: Monday through Friday 9 – 12 20 3 $330/week
Plan B: Monday through Friday 9 – 3 $388/week

* Specialty teacher for music, art and gardening not included.

** Plan B starts the first Monday in November.

We also offer Parent & Toddler Education classes for toddlers between 12 months and two years of age. The classes are held Mondays through Thursday from 11:15am to 12:15pm for $48 per class.

Fees and Payment Plan:

The one-time application fee is $100.

Students who enroll at Christopher Robin for the first time will be charged a non-refundable $1,500 New Student Fee; an Annual Tuition based on the program; an Annual Materials Fee of $500 which covers the annual cost of artist materials, special educational toys and documentation costs; and Annual Parent Association Dues of $150.

There will be a non-refundable commitment deposit of $1,000 at the time of enrollment for the next school year due at the end of January of each year. By May 1st, 50% of tuition and fees are due and the remaining balance is due by September 1st. Parents are responsible for the tuition and fees for the entire year, even if their child is withdrawn before the start of the academic year, or is withdrawn, absent, or relocated for cause during the academic year.

— Christopher Robin does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, nationality, or ethnic origin. —

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Does my child need to be toilet trained?
    No, children do not need to be toilet trained to attend. We support parents in the toilet learning process.
  2. Do you have an emergency plan?
    Yes, we have a comprehensive emergency plan as required to maintain our California license.
  3. What is your policy on vaccinations?
    As required to maintain our license, parents must show proof of their children’s current vaccinations adherent to the schedule recommended by the State of California.  If your child does not meet these requirements you must sign a Personal Beliefs Affidavit. In the case of an outbreak of a vaccine preventable illness, the child may be temporarily excluded from attending school. For more information: http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/immunize/pages/default.aspx
  4. How do you handle the separation process?
    There is no definitive timeline for the separation process. We make every effort to support parents and children through the process.