Thank you for your interest in our school. We are very proud of the exciting learning environment we have here and would love for you to join us if our program sounds like the right fit for your family.

A preschool program is your child’s first step into the academic world.  Our school is an excellent bridge between home and elementary school since your child is learning with their parents’ involvement.   Subsequently, the cooperative is an excellent way to overcome separation anxiety for both the child and parent.  Your child will have the opportunity to express themselves through art, music and play as they explore our three spacious classrooms (two indoors and one outside) with various learning areas.

As a cooperative school, parents work with the teacher and teacher's assistant, guiding their children, watching them grow socially and academically.  By helping in the classroom, our parents know their child is getting the best of both worlds…family and school.   Students at Magothy Cooperative Preschool benefit from caring, like-minded parents, who share in their learning and growth.  With such an important common cause, the adults form lifelong friendships right along side their children. 


Admissions Process


Visit the School

Families are welcome and encouraged to visit our school during our Open Houses. All applicants are asked to attend an Open House and meet with a Director or our VP of Registration before securing a spot.

Open Houses:

Thursday, October 3rd at 6 PM

Monday, November 18th at 6 PM

Wednesday, December 4th at 6 PM

Monday, January 13th at 4 PM

Sunday, January 26th at 4 PM

* Cancelled* Monday, February 3rd at 6PM* Cancelled*

Monday, February 24th at 4PM


Application and Fee

Interested families should submit the Application for Admittance during the school year prior to the year of entrance, accompanied by a $75 non-refundable application fee.  The application fee is per family.  Applications are accepted during the enrollment period following the registration dates below. The period of greatest admissions activity is typically January-March; however, applications will be accepted throughout the school year depending on space available.


Registration Schedule

Current Families- Wednesday, January 8th at 6:00pm 

in the Music and Movement Room.

Alumni Families- Wednesday, January 8th at 7:00pm 

in the Music and Movement Room.

New Families- Monday, January 27th at 9:00am 

in the Music and Movement Room.


Wait List

Once classes are full, we accept applications for our wait list, with no fee needed. We only collect a fee when a space becomes available. 

Please do not be discouraged to be on the Wait List. You may be surprised and end up with a spot after all. Sometimes spots open as late as August. Families relocate, decide their child isn’t ready for preschool, or get a public PreK placement.


Enrollment Contracts

Enrollment contracts will be distributed in April. All contracts must be received with a deposit of one month’s tuition by May 1 . 

Current Families, will turn their contract and deposit into the Director’s mailbox. All accounts must be in good standing (tuition and quota). New Families, will receive their contracts at a contract meeting in April. Contracts can be submitted at this meeting or mailed into/dropped off to the school by May 1 .