Enrollment for the 2024-2025 school year is now open!
Applications are due by March 6, 2024 at 5:00pm PST. See our 2024-2025 Enrollment Process below for full details.
Please email our Enrollment Team at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about the enrollment process, scholarships, or our preschool.
Enrollment Process for 2024-2025
Applications for the 2024-2025 school year are due by March 6, 2024 at 5:00pm PST.
We use a lottery system to determine enrollment, with returning families having first priority. Families who apply by March 6, 2024 will receive their lottery result and class or waitlist position by March 13, 2024.
Applications received after March 6, 2024 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 2024-2025 school year, please complete an online application by the March 6, 2024 deadline.
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 6th application deadline.
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 by March 13, 2024.
As class openings become available our 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, 2024 (whichever is sooner) to hold your spot. For returning families, your nonrefundable tuition deposit is due June 1, 2024.
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 2025 tuition payment (last month of school), and can only be applied to an earlier month if you withdraw from the school before May 1, 2025, with at least 30 days notice.
Sliding Scale Tuition
Rainier Valley Cooperative Preschool is offering a sliding scale tuition model for the 2024-25 school year. Our Board and Social Justice Committee will re-evaluate this model in December of 2024 to set tuition for the following school year. It is important to note that this will not affect our scholarship program, which will be used in tandem with the sliding scale model to give families facing economic challenges the support they need to be included in our school.
Families will be asked to self-select their tuition based on their corresponding income tier. Please note that the income tiers below are based on 2023 HUD numbers for Seattle and will change yearly depending on area median income (AMI). We will not ask for or collect any financial information from any families for the sliding scale tuition – all families will choose their tuition tier on the basis of trust and community.
Learn more about our the sliding scale tables and the corresponding income tiers on our Tuition & Scholarships Page.