Enrollment Process

How to Enroll

September 1:
Acceptance of applications for the next academic year begins. Families begin the application process by submitting an Enrollment Application and a $50.00 application fee. The application is active until the fnext enrollment period begins. If the family is not admitted by that time, they will need to reapply. Apply Here!
Early to Mid-September:
Tours of the school, either virtual or in-person, and a visit with the Director begin in October and continue through mid-February.
November 1:
Sibling and alumni applications must be received to obtain priority consideration.
February 1:
Financial aid applications are due.
Early to Mid-March:
Current families sign contracts and $1,000 deposit is due for the next school year. Summer contracts with the full summer tuition payment are also due from current families.
Late March to Mid-April:
Contract offers are emailed to new families. Families are asked to sign and return the contracts and the $1,000 deposit.

Continued Enrollment at John Winthrop School

Once enrolled at John Winthrop School, you are guaranteed a space from year to year. There is no need to reapply. Age groupings in each classroom remain flexible and meet the state regulations; children in a toddler classroom must be at least 15 months of age and children in a preschool classroom must be at least 2 years and 9 months of age.

Teachers are experienced in teaching a full range of ages. Each team plans and develops curricula based on the developmental needs of individual children and the group as a whole. Whether your child remains in his/her current classroom for another year, moves to the next room or skips a classroom, our commitment remains to offer a program that is developmentally appropriate and challenging in all areas of development.

The director is responsible for classroom assignments each year. A variety of factors are considered in this decision process. We strive to create a classroom of children with varied backgrounds, interests and abilities. A balanced mix enriches the children’s experience and respects and honors the diversity of our community.