SALMON CLASS

Class Overview

Enrollment for the 2024-2025 school year is now open!

For the 2024-2025 school year, our Salmon class will meet on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings from 9:00am – 1:00pm.

The typical daily flow is:

Co-Teaching in each class

RVCP’s co-teaching model, with two teachers in each class, is at the root of our ability to implement our unique social-emotional learning focus and authentically individualize for each child's needs, strengths, and interests. Having two teachers present also enables better support of the children, and helps us maintain low child to adult ratios to create an engaging, positive environment.

Our Co-Op Model

We believe when parents engage in their child’s learning, the experience is more rewarding for both child and parents. Our preschool is a parent-run co-op, and its success depends on everyone’s contributions. As part of the RVCP community, all families are required to:

See the full rewards of our process and details on the Co-Op Experience page.

Details

Age Group: 3.5 - 5 years old
Children must turn 3 by August 31 of the enrollment year and may not turn 6 before June 1 of that year. Priority enrollment is given to age 3.5 and older. 

Class Size: 10 children
Ratio of 5 students to 1 adult, including 2 teachers and working grown-ups.

Schedule: Options for 3, 4, or 5 days per week

School Year: 10 months
September 2024 - June 2025

Tuition:
3 Day - $525*
4 Day - $700*
5 Day - $875*
*We offer a sliding scale tuition model. The tuition listed above is for median income families in the Seattle area. To see the list of tuition costs based on tiers please visit our Tuition & Scholarships page. 

For 2024-2025, we are offering a "Pay what you can" Salmon tuition plan. Families with a self-reported financial need can pay the 3 or 4 day tuition rate for Salmon and still attend all 5 days of class, or as many days as they are able. Our school is deeply committed to meeting all families where they are, and we hope this better supports families who want to attend more days but face a financial barrier.

The Sliding Scale Tuition Form is a guide but if cost remains a barrier to enrolling in Salmon next year please email treasurer@rainieralleycooppreschool.com. We invite all families to participate in this new plan, regardless of income tier.

Financial Scholarships:
Our school welcomes scholarship applications from all families – we encourage you to apply! We are affiliated with North Seattle College (NSC) Cooperative Preschools, and use their scholarship fund to provide additional assistance for our families. To apply for a financial scholarship, please fill out the NSC scholarship application.

from our parents

"RVCP has given me and my family so much to be thankful for. The teachers show such immense care and consideration to each child’s needs, and the social emotional learning gives kids and grownups alike a truly revolutionary framework upon which to build strong relationships and foster understanding. Thank you, RVCP, for all your love and care through the years."-Jodi Platerer