The goal of our admissions process is to help you determine if our school is a good match for your child. Our process provides a detailed exchange of information and encourages you to closely observe our program so that you can make a well-informed decision about applying to our school. Children must be 2 years 9 months old to start at French for Kids. the school year runs from September to June but children can start anytime during the school year as long there is an opening.
The admissions process consists of the following steps:
1) School Visits - One or both parents visit the school with or without their child to observe the program. You are encouraged to observe for at least 30 minutes or longer to get a good idea about what is offered, the overall “feeling” of our classroom environment and to begin to assess if the program is a good fit for your child.
2) Application Form - If you wish to apply after visiting the school, submit the application form with a $50.00 application fee. Upon receipt of the form, you will be contacted by the school to schedule a parent/child visit if the application is for the following school year. We accept application forms up to 2 years before enrollment year. The application form and fee puts the student on our waiting list.
3) Child Visit - I f your child wasn't with you for the school we would like to meet him/her. One or both parents return to the school with their child. The visit lasts between 20-30 minutes. The objective of the visit is twofold: a) to determine if the family and school are a good match for each other based on shared expectations and goals for the preschool experience and b) to get a cursory sense of the childʼs current development and temperament through an informal observation of the child interacting with a teacher and playing in the classroom. Children are not formally assessed in any manner.
4) Admission Decisions - Applications are accepted throughout the school year and admissions are made on a modified rolling basis. Priority is given to siblings of current and returning families. Maximum enrollment for the school is 10 children aged 2.9 - 5 years old. Most students enter as three year olds and stay for two years. Therefore, we usually have between 3-5 openings per year for new students. Given the small size of our school and our limited openings, it is recommended that parents apply as soon as possible during the school year. Once enrollment is full, applicants will be placed on a waiting list and will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis.