Enrollment is open for the 2022-2023 school year!

We are now accepting applications through March 8, 2022 at 3:30pm PST. Apply online today!

We also invite you to join us at our Virtual Open House on February 12, 2022 from 10:30am - 12:00pm.

Please email our Enrollment Team at enrollment@rainiervalleycooppreschool.org with any questions about the enrollment process, scholarships, or our preschool.

Enrollment Process

Applications for the 2022-2023 school year are due by March 8, 2022 at 3:30pm PST.

We use a lottery system to determine enrollment, with returning families having first priority. Families who apply by March 8, 2022 will receive their lottery result and class or waitlist position before April 1, 2022. Applications received after March 8, 2022 will be processed on a first come, first served basis, with enrollment status subject to the lottery results, including waitlists.

Step 1. Submit Your Application

To apply for enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year, please complete an application by the March 8, 2022 deadline, and submit it along with the suggested* $35 application fee.

We use a lottery system (random drawing) to determine enrollment. Returning families have first priority enrollment, followed by new families. New openings will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis after the March 8th application deadline.

*Application Fee: The $35.00 is a suggested application fee. All money collected from this fee goes to fund our scholarship program to improve access to all families. The amount you pay in no way affects your chances of enrollment. Pay what you can.

Step 2. Notification of Enrollment or Waitlist Status

You will be notified of your enrollment status, either with a class assignment or a position on the waitlist before April 1, 2022.

As openings become available the Enrollment Coordinator will contact families on the waitlist. Our waitlists can change very quickly. You have 48 hours to respond to our Enrollment Coordinator once you have been notified via email and phone regarding a class assignment.

Step 3. Secure Your Spot

For new families, your non-refundable tuition deposit is due within two weeks of acceptance, or April 15, 2022 (whichever is later) to hold your spot. For returning families, your nonrefundable tuition deposit is due June 1, 2022.

If your deposit is not received by these deadlines, you will forfeit your space at RVCP and we will offer it to a family on the waitlist. Your deposit will serve as your June 2023 tuition payment, and can only be applied to an earlier month if you withdraw from the school before May 1, 2023, with at least 30 days notice.

Enrollment is not restricted, assigned, or adjusted according to race, religion, gender expression or gender identity, sexual preference, ethnicity, or national origin.

from our parents

"After another sleepless night when Gus was a baby, I was dropping Sam off at preschool. As a Sunflower Sam was very shy and didn't want to go into school. It took a lot of coaxing him through the door and waiting. I was caught between wanting to be a supportive mom and just getting Sam into school. After we watched a couple kids walk in and start playing immediately, I was starting to lose my patience. A teacher looked at me and gave me a smile and reminded me to breathe. That was when it hit me that coop preschool was not only going to be good for my kids but for me too. We both had a refuge and a great education at RVCP."-Lisa Schaible