Berrybrook School

Admissions and Application Information

School Year 2017-2018

Families considering enrolling a child at Berrybrook are asked to make an appointment to visit the school to discuss the philosophy and tour the facility. Children are welcome on these visits. Families may schedule a visit by contacting the Head of School.

Eligibility

Berrybrook was created for all children and their families whatever their race, religion, cultural heritage, political beliefs, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, or disability.

Berrybrook School offers Preschool and PreKindergarten programs for children starting at age 2.9. All Classes have a six-to-one student/teacher ratio and offer the Berrybrook philosophy, curriculum and activities.

Beginners Program for children 3 years of age on or before December 1

2 Day - in session Thursday and Friday from 9:00-11:45 am
Click here for more details about the Beginners Program

First Year Program for children 3 years of age on or before September 1

2 Day - in session Thursday and Friday from 9:00-11:45 am
3 Day - in session Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:00-11:45 am
Click here for more details about the First Year Program

Second Year Program for children 4 years of age on or before September 1

5 Day AM - in session Monday through Friday from 9:00-11:45 am
4 Day PM - in session Monday through Thursday from 1:00-4:00 pm
Click here for more details about the Second Year Program

Application Procedure

Applications from current and past families are accepted in January. Applications from families new to the school are accepted during the month of February. A $40.00 application fee must accompany all applications, but only one fee is required per family. Enrollment agreements notifying parents about acceptance will be mailed in mid-February. Children will be officially placed on a class list upon receipt of a signed enrollment agreement and a nonrefundable deposit by March 24, 2017. The Berrybrook Admissions Application can be found here.

Berrybrook makes every effort to accommodate parent preference, but reserves the right to make class placement based on the needs of the child and the composition of the group. Space or other factors may limit the number of children assigned to an individual class. All classes, with the exception of the Beginners class, are limited to 18 students and have a six-to-one student/teacher ratio. All classes offer the Berrybrook philosophy, curriculum, and activities.

Please contact the Head of School with any questions about enrollment, tuition or financial assistance.

Class Placement

Berrybrook recognizes the importance of attracting and retaining quality staff and maintains an experienced and nurturing faculty, but we are unable to honor requests for specific teachers. Classroom teachers may change from year to year because staff interests, enrollment numbers and other factors impact teaching assignments. Parents are notified about classroom teachers before the school year begins.

Berrybrook admissions policy does not include a waiver procedure for early entrance into our programs.