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The Enrollment Process

Chavitos Preschool program runs 12 months from September-August. There are morning, afternoon class options.  There is ongoing enrollment during the year. When we have an open spot during the year we invite families from the waitlist.

 

Chavitos also offers homeschool support for grades K-8 throughout the traditional school year, September-May, with additional weekly offerings in the summer.  Email meagchavitos@gmail.com for more info.   

Enrollment process for 2024-2025

While we wish we had spaces for every single family interested in Chavitos, the truth is we have limited spaces.

Our intention to keep our class sizes small and intimate.

 

  1. In February current families will let us know of their intent to return. This let us know how many available spots we will have for the 2024-2025 school year.  

  2. In April students on the wait list will be invited to do trial hours.  

  3. If all involved decide that the trial proved a good fit we will start the enrollment paperwork.  

Open House

In late spring, we used to host an open house.

We've moved away from having a yearly Open House and instead offer monthly tours. 

Flower on the Chavitos Farm Puyallup

Waitlist

At any time in the school year your family can be added to our waitlist.

 

Preschool is full with a waitlist.

We are thankful for your interest and will get back to you as soon as we can. ​

Required Trials

Because of​ the uniqueness of our program being outdoors in all types of weather, we ask prospective families to try it out. 

 

In ea​rly spring we invite families from the waitlist to join us.   Preschoolers are invited for one hour. 

 

After a quick tour, families leave their children to attend independently. During this time, we love to observe the child's transition into the space, engagement with other students, and response to teachers. If that all goes well, and all involved decide it is a good fit, then we will start the enrollment paperwork.  

 

When considering new students, we invite the families that can bring the most diversity to the current classes. This could be a number of things, such as age, gender identity, family dynamics, languages, religion, and race. We strive to have a class that is as diverse as possible. 

Chavitos student social justice notebook

Let us know if you have any questions 

about the process or the timeline.

 

Chavitos Nature Program

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