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.
The 20/21 & 21/22 school years have looked different than our typical cooperative preschool year at Magothy. While some of these changes have been difficult, others have been surprisingly positive. It is important to go into registration for the 22/23 school year with flexibility and understanding, as we are still in a fluid situation. Although our Helping Parent requirements, committee positions and the ability to freely volunteer at Magothy have all been impacted this past year, please realize that these cooperative elements will resume as soon as it is safely possible to do so. As always, we are continuing to plan for a variety of scenarios and will continue to keep everyone informed in the event of changes.
Our Open Houses will take place in our Outdoor Classroom. Please come dressed for the weather and bring your little one so they can play and explore as we chat and share about our Cooperative Program.
Thursday, December 2nd, 3:30pm-4:30pm
Monday, December 13th, 3pm-4 pm
Virtual Open House- Wednesday, January 12th @ 6:30pm
*Please join us on 1/12 @ 6:30pm. We will share about our cooperative program, talk about registration and answer questions. We look forward to meeting with you. Zoom invites will be sent via email to those that RSVP.*
Please RSVP for Open Houses by filling out the Contact Us Form
Interested families should submit the Application for Admittance during the school year prior to the year of entrance, accompanied by a $100 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.
Applications received prior to 8:00am will be processed at the end of the day.
An email confirming a spot or notifying of a waitlist position will be sent within 24-48 hours.
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 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 .