Lottery Process

After registration to priority families, available spots in the preschool are open to the public by lottery. The lottery is usually scheduled for mid-January.  Check the calendar page for the exact date and time.

After the lottery is complete, you will receive an email with your result.  If you receive a spot in the preschool, you will need to complete your registration paperwork by Friday following the lottery.

You will be asked to complete the registration form completely.  (All of the information on the form is required by licensing code.)  You will also need provide a copy of your child’s birth certificate.  Payment for the registration fee can be make by check or via PayPal. The registration for each school year is $150 and is non-refundable.

Once class rosters are filled, a wait list will be created for each class category. Families are placed on the wait list in the order they were drawn in the lottery. If your child is eligible for more than one class, you will be placed on each wait list that they are eligible for. There is no fee to place your child on the wait list and no forms to complete.

Click here to view admissions requirements.

Lottery FAQ

Available spots vary from year to year and class to class. Some years everyone on the wait list has been called; other years no one is called for certain classes. A message will be on the preschool voice mail with the number of open spots for each class on the Friday before the lottery.

No, we only take money if you receive a spot in the preschool.

Yes, as long as your child’s birth date falls within the eligible dates for both classes, you can be on more than one wait list.

Yes, if you prefer a class that is wait listed, you can be on the wait list and accept the spot in the other class. You will need to register for the other class and the registration fee is not refundable.

We call to fill spots whenever one comes available. However, around mid-May (when the tuition deposit is due) and just before school begins in August, are two times when there tends to be a lot of movement on the wait lists. We continue to use the wait lists even after the beginning of the school year.