Preschool Admissions

 

Holy Rosary Cathoilic School on Thursday May 31, 2018 in Seattle. (PHOTO by Stephen Brashear)


Preschool Mission

The preschool at Holy Rosary strives, through Catholic principles, to create a loving, learning environment that will allow the students to grow and develop their faith, knowledge, sense of responsibility, respect for self and others, and ability to communicate thoughts and feelings.

Preschool Description

Preschool 2s – P2 meets Mondays and Fridays from 8:30-11:00 a.m. This class is designed for two-and-a-half-year old children. An emphasis is placed on developing social and emotional skills, independence and a love of learning. The daily schedule includes a balance of student choice activities and teacher-directed activities with both active and quiet times. Faith formation lessons are integrated into the week’s activities. All students should be two-and-a half-years old and toilet-trained by August 31. Instructional Staff to Student ratio is 1:5.

Preschool 3s – P3 meets Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:30-11:00 a.m. This class is designed for three and four-year-old children. An emphasis is placed on developing social and emotional skills, independence and a love of learning. The daily schedule includes a balance of student choice activities and teacher-directed activities with both active and quiet times. Faith formation lessons are integrated into the week’s activities. All students should be three years old and toilet-trained by August 31. Instructional Staff to Student ratio is 1:6.

Pre-Kindergarten – Pre-K meets Monday through Friday from 12:05-3:05 p.m. This class is designed for four or five-year-old children who are getting ready for kindergarten the following year. Children expand their social and emotional skills and problem solving. Center and choice activities promote self-regulation, creativity, and fine and gross motor skill development. Faith formation lessons are integrated into the week’s activities as well as “ABC, Music & Me.” Students also visit our K-8 school library, music room, and computer lab once a week. All students should be four years old and toilet-trained by August 31. Instructional Staff to Student ratio is 1:8.

Application

We are currently accepting applications for our preschool classes. Applications are available for 2020/21 and 2021/22.  If you would like more information about our preschool, please complete this online request information form. Our 2020/21 P2 and P3 classes have only a few spots remaining, so we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. Please inquire about space availability for Pre-Kindergarten.  Apply online for Holy Rosary Preschool here.

Important Dates

Application/Open House Information 
Sept. 15 - Nov. 15Priority application period for current school/parish families
Rolling AdmissionsApplications available online
Oct. 24Open House: Preschool – 8th Grade 10:00am – 1:00pm
Mid-JanuaryPreschool application notifcations begin for Fall enrollment
Jan. 31Open House: Preschool – 8th Grade 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Admission Considerations

Priority will be given to preschool applicants, that meet the age criteria, of parish families or have siblings already enrolled in Holy Rosary School (Sept. 15th-Nov. 15th Priority Application Window).

Attending the preschool program is advantageous when applying for the Holy Rosary K-8 program.

Child must be toilet-trained before the start of the school year.

We encourage the participation of non-Catholic and/or out-of-parish families.

Admission Process

We accept applications on a rolling admissions basis. Once submitted, applicants who submit before Nov. 15th should expect a response by mid-December, any applications received after November will receive a response after 3-4 weeks. When spots are filled, incoming applications are put on a wait list.

A family will receive registration paperwork once they are accepted. Completing the registration paperwork and paying the registration fee secures the student’s placement for the fall. A non-refundable registration fee of $200 per child is due with the registration paperwork.

Tuition

All families will be required to make tuition payments using Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT).

Preschool Tuition Rates 2020/21

Preschool ClassroomPay-in-Full April 202012-month plan (April-March)
2s (age 2.5 by Aug. 31st)$3,540$295
3s (age 3 by Aug. 31st)$4,409$367
PreK (age 4 by Aug. 31st)$5,893$491

Sibling Preschool Tuition Rates 2020/21 (5% discount)

Preschool ClassroomPay-in-Full April 202012-month plan (April-March)
2s (age 2.5 by Aug. 31st)$3,363$280
3s (age 3 by Aug. 31st)$4,189$349
PreK (age 4 by Aug. 31st)$5,598$467

Please Note: Every student enrolled in a Level 1 Catholic School in the Archdiocese of Seattle shall be immunized against vaccine preventable diseases caused by infectious agents in accordance with the immunization schedule adopted by the Washington State Department of health Services.  The only exception to the foregoing requirements for students in our Catholic schools is a medical exemption signed by a licensed physician (M.D. or D.O.) authorized to practice in the State of Washington, including the physician’s license number.

Holy Rosary School admits students of any race, sex, sexual orientation, faith traditions, color, national and ethnic origin, and disability to the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national, or ethnic origin, age or disability in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. Although we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national, or ethnic origin, it remains our primary purpose and mission to serve Catholic members of the parish. Under some circumstances, medically justifiable limitations may be placed on the admission/retention of students with infectious diseases and/or life threatening illnesses. Likewise, limitations may be place on the admission/retention of students whose needs the school is unable to meet. Decisions regarding admission/retention of these students is decided on a case-by-case basis by the principal or his/her designee.