Admission & Tuition Information for the 2020-21 year
Registration, Tuition, and Fundraising Fees, and Annual Registration Fee
There is a one-time per year Registration Fee of $50 for one student and $75 per family (i.e. two or more students). On June 1, 2020, the annual registration fee will go up to $75 for one student and $100 per family. Click here for more registration information!
Tuition is due monthly September-May to the P.O. box and does not change based on sick days, vacations, school closures or other days when school is not in session. See the tuition schedule below:
To keep our tuition costs down, we offer a variety of wonderful fundraising opportunities. The fundraising obligation is $135 per student or $189 per family (i.e. two or more students). You can participate in as many or as few as you want. If you opt not to participate in fundraisers or to not fund-raise your entire obligation, you must write a check to the school for the above amount, less any fundraising profit dollars you earned.
Your fundraising obligation is due by May 1st, at the end of your school year.
*Tuition and fundraising obligation rates for the coming year may be subject to change; they are finalized at the all-school meeting in April.
Volunteer Background Check
As a Co-op preschool, parents are required to work in the classroom. For the White, Red, Orange, and Yellow classes you will work in the classroom two times a month. For Blue, Green, and Purple classes you may work up to 3-4 times per month in the classroom. A parent, grandparent, nanny, or other family members may fulfill this volunteer obligation for your child’s enrollment. Kent-Meridian Co-op Preschool realizes that educating preschool children in a cooperative setting creates risks to the children incumbent upon their being present in a room with an unsupervised adult other than their parent; and the Board considers these risks will be minimized by the use of background checks to screen parents and other volunteers for past convictions that might make them inappropriate candidates to assist in the education of young children or in service to the Board. Thus every volunteer will be required to complete a criminal background check and a child protection course provided by St. James Episcopal Church before volunteering in the classroom. These background checks will be completed through the Washington State Patrol (WATCH) Program and are confidential. Only the preschool board member who collects and submits these background check requests will know the results. If an unfavorable result is received on your background check, you will be given a copy of the results and an opportunity to explain or dispute the results before a decision will be made to allow you in the classroom to volunteer. Further detailed information is available through the Preschool Policy & Procedures Manual under the Background Check Policy. Click the link below to down load the Voluntary Background Check Form.