Enrollment

We are a year-round preschool that ‘begins’ in September and goes through the middle of August, with new students joining us every fall. Children are encouraged to attend all year to take advantage of our inclusive, dynamic program. We are one of the most well-established preschools in Seattle and one of the few all-day programs that offers excellent Montessori education from dawn to dusk.

We encourage you to learn about Montessori philosophy before applying for admission, so that you have an understanding of what we are hoping to achieve during our partnership. We ask that families make at least a two-year commitment to The Learning Tree so that you can reap the benefits of the multi-age grouping and longitudinal curriculum that we provide.

Applications will be accepted from October 1, 2020 through February 5, 2021 for the 2021-22 school year.  Please know that we do not process applications on a first-come basis, and we do not place families on a wait list. 

Please include an application fee of $50 with your paperwork when you deliver it to us. Your application fee is waived if you are also applying for financial aid or qualify for City or State subsidy programs.

Students must be at least 2 years and 6 months of age in the month that they begin school with us. We will give preference to children who are toilet trained, but we understand that children will be developing this skill and don’t expect zero accidents! We typically do not enroll students older than 4 years of age to ensure that families are able to attend for at least two years.

We encourage families to apply for financial aid who need it. Before applying for The Learning Tree’s scholarship program we ask families to first find out if they are eligible for either The City of Seattle Childcare Subsidy Program by calling (206) 386-1050, or your local Department of Social and Health Services office (based on the neighborhood you live in). These programs may cover 50% of tuition for eligible families. We ask that you turn in your financial aid information by our application deadline (February 5, 2021). All requests for aid from The Learning Tree’s scholarship fund must be accompanied by a copy of the previous year’s Internal Revenue Service 1040 form that was filed, and all related schedules.

Please give us a call we can talk with about the school and what you’re hoping for with your child.  In the midst of the pandemic we want to encourage an in-depth phone conversation to see if we could be a good fit.  Typically this is done with a tour, but to minimize exposure we are shifting somewhat and are not currently scheduling them. 206-324-4788.

Application for admission and financial aid application deadline: February 5, 2021.

Commitments from new families will need to include a non-refundable deposit of your first month’s tuition. Families who are eligible for State or City subsidy programs will need to submit the equivalent of 50% of their anticipated co-pay as a deposit.

Please call us at 206-324-4788 if you have any questions.