Why are there no times listed on the schedule?
We had to shift class starting times for our classes this year to accommodate AACPS schedules, and to ensure that there were staggered times for arrival as well as enough time for cleaning between classes. As AACPS schedule information is unknown at this time, we are not yet able to set the class start times for the 21/22 school year.
Will PreK and Finned Friends eventually go back to having a 3rd day of class?
Current guidelines have us creating a buffer space between our classes and groupings. Our hope is to resume the 3 day schedule for PreK and Finned, but at this time we are unsure if this will be possible. If a 3rd class were to be added, it would take place on Wednesdays. PreK would have a 2.5 hour class either Wednesday morning or afternoon, and Finned would have a 3 hour afternoon class on Wednesday (3 day Finned Friends- $220 tuition). As new information becomes available we will update our community.
Will Furry Friends (two year old class) resume?
While it is our hope to bring this class back, it is not a certainty. Because of this, we are not actively registering Furry Friends at this time. If we are able to resume Furry Friends it would be a 2 hour class on Wednesday mornings. Students would need to be 2 by Sept. 1st. If you are interested in being placed on a waitlist for Furry Friends please submit an application by following the procedure below but do NOT pay the registration fee. This fee will be collected in the event that we are able to offer the Furry Friends class. We will use this waitlist to fill Furry Friends.
Will classes be held exclusively outdoors in the 2021-2022 school year?
To be honest, we are not sure. Magothy moved all of our in-person classes outdoors this past school year in order to keep students and teachers in the safest environment. In recent years, Magothy’s focus has increasingly shifted toward nature and utilizing more of our outdoor spaces, but an all outside program is new to us. While there have been some challenges, we have also found tremendous benefits to having an all outdoor program. Currently, the ability to utilize our indoor classrooms is based upon health metrics and relaxed guidelines. How these factors will look in September is still unknown at this time.
Will remote classes be offered for the 2021-2022 school year?
We are not planning for remote classes for the 21/22 school year. This option may be reevaluated at a later time.
I am registering more than one child. What is the Registration Fee?
The registration fee is $75 per family. Whether you are registering one student, two students or registering one student for a class and one for a waitlist Furry Friends spot the fee is $75. If you are ONLY selecting the Furry Friends waitlist there is no fee until we are able to offer this class.
I am considering having my child complete a second year of PreK. How does that work?
Some families choose for their child to have an additional year of PreK before heading to kindergarten. If this is something you are thinking about please talk with your child’s teacher and our Director. Registering your child for an additional year of PreK works a little bit differently. You will need to turn in their Application on Registration Day, however their application will not be processed until all current families have been processed. If you are considering a second year of PreK as an option for the future you may want to consider a year of Finned Friends and then PreK. Please reach out to our Director or VP of Registration for details.