Pacific Preschool Enrollment and Fees
NOTE: If you are interested in having your child attend Pacific Preschool, please complete the appropriate interest form(s) found here.
All children must be 3 years old*, be able to use the bathroom independently, and meet the state-mandated vaccination requirements for preschoolers. Children must have all forms and vaccine requirements completed prior to the first day of school.
Age-appropriate preschool students enrolled by January 1 and who submit the appropriate forms by the deadlines have priority for enrollment in transitional kindergarten or kindergarten at Pacific School the following fall.
*Definition of Three Years Old: Tuition-free students who have their third birthday on or before Dec. 1 may enroll in August of that year. Tuition-free students who have their third birthday on Dec. 2 or later may enroll on or after their birthday. Tuition-paying students generally follow the same age guidelines with slightly more flexibility.
Tuition and Fees
For 2022-23, tuition is:
Families with a 3- or 4-day schedule choose consistent days of the week which their students will attend. The total yearly tuition is spread equally over 9 months, August through April. If your bill is paid in full in April, no tuition is due in May. Monthly payments are the same regardless of the number of days taught. Families with two students simultaneously enrolled in preschool receive a 25% sibling discount on the second child.
There is also a $100 enrollment deposit due for each student which is waived for students receiving free tuition. If applicable, the deposit is due each year, even for returning students.
Students enrolled 3 or 4 days per week may drop in on their non-scheduled days for a drop-in fee of $45 per day, which must be paid in advance in the office. Advance warning to the preschool teachers is preferable but not required. Students may not be dropped off on non-scheduled days without payment of the drop-in fee.
Tuition is due on the first of each month, August through April. Families are encouraged to either provide the office with 9 post-dated checks or use their own bank's autopay feature to schedule all 9 payments in advance. Families will receive electronic invoices by email only if necessary. If payment is greater than 30 days late, the student will not be able to attend the program until all fees are paid in full.
Pacific Preschool does not change tuition rates midyear. We will give at least 30 days’ advance notice prior to any rate change. We do not give refunds on tuition, and families are expected to pay tuition even if they are away temporarily on vacation. Families must provide 30 days notice if discontinuing the program.
Thanks to a grant from the state, we offer a limited number of tuition-free preschool spaces each year. Please fill out the appropriate confidential forms if you would like to apply for one of Pacific Preschool’s tuition-free spaces. You must substantiate your income* with pay stubs from your employer(s) or equivalent documentation. If your income* is below the following levels, or if you are already participating in the CalFresh program, you are eligible for a tuition-free space. Families interested in our tuition-free spaces should contact Chyna Darby in the school office about openings and requirements.
Pacific Preschool's board-approved admission priorities are available here.
Little Rec Discount
Families participating in the tuition-free preschool program may attend Little Rec (after preschool child care) for free or at a reduced rate from 12:30 p.m. to 2:40 p.m. each day. More information about the Little Rec program and costs is available here.
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