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New Student Application Form

 

Child Information

Mailing Address

Parent/Guardian Information

In order to plan for the most successful school experience for your child, the staff needs to know if your child has been treated for, or you suspect, that your child has any special emotional, physical, or behavioral needs. Examples include, but are not limited to attention deficit, sensory integration problems, severe allergies, impaired senses, and physical limitations. Please specify here any that apply to your child whether they have been diagnosed by a professional or not (use back of application if additional space is needed).

Class Placement Request

Please indicate your class preference. In the event your preference cannot be accommodated, a school representative will contact you to discuss alternate class placement where possible.

Fee Structure

Our tuition fees include the daily cleaning of the school, funding for our financial aid program, on-premises activities sponsored during the school day, and a fee to the Bannockburn Community Club who oversees the management of the building and school grounds. (See www.bannockburncommunity.org for associated benefits for your family). In addition to the $60 new student application fee due at the time of application, a $300 tuition deposit is due within two weeks of the date on the acceptance letter to secure your child’s place in the designated class. The remaining tuition is paid (unless alternative arrangements are made) in four installments. For illustration purposes, the tuition schedule for the 2016/2017 school year is shown below.

Class

2 day Sprouts

3 day Sprouts

4 day Sprouts

5 day Sprouts

Saplings

Mighty Oaks

Annual Tuition and Fees for*

Regular Co-Op

$2,471

$3,070

$3,972

$4,893

$4,102

$4,102

Annual Tuition and Fees for*

Limited Co-Op

$3,826

$4,789

$5,735

$7,098

$6,454

$6,454


* Annual tuition rates include the $300 deposit paid upon acceptance.

Limited Co-op Option

Each year a very small number of limited co-op positions are available for a higher tuition. Limited co-op parents or guardians are only required to co-op 2 times in a 6-week period and are never scheduled as substitutes. Limited co-op families must fulfill all other school related responsibilities (listed on page 3). You may also contact the Membership Chair for more information about the limited co-op option.

Priorities for Acceptance

Applications received by DECEMBER 1st, which meet any of the following criteria (listed in order of priority), are given preferential consideration for admission to the school or the wait list. Please check any of the following that apply to your child:

Refund Policy

If I withdraw my child by March 1st, the $300 deposit will be refunded. After March 1st any deposit and/or tuition is forfeited. If I voluntarily decide to withdraw my child from the School after the commencement of the school year I must provide the School with notice of the intention to withdraw at least four (4) weeks before my child’s departure. Such notice shall be provided in writing to the President of the Board of Directors. All pre-paid tuition and fees will be forfeited and I will remain responsible for payment of all tuition and related fees until the vacancy caused by my child’s departure is filled or until the end of the school year, whichever occurs first. Voluntary departure shall not include any withdrawal that occurs based on a mutual agreement between School staff and/or the Board of Directors that the child’s continued enrollment in the School is not in the best interest of the child, the family, and/or the School, nor shall the term include withdrawals pursuant to Section XII of the bylaws. (A copy of the by-laws is available from the School Office).

Parental Responsibilities to Bannockburn Nursery School

BNS is a parent -participation nursery school that counts on the active involvement of its members to ensure its ongoing operation. Therefore, all parents or guardians of students enrolled in BNS must agree to the following:

Co-oping Responsibilities

  • Co-op in the classrooms on a rotating schedule – either as a “regular” or “limited” co-oper. For more details, see our Co-Op Options and Tuition page.
  • Provide the classroom snack on a rotating schedule.
  • Make playdough for the classroom once a year.
  • Follow teacher guidelines for tasks to be completed in the classroom.
  • Be attentive to the children’s safety at all times.
  • Promote positive interactions between children and adults.
  • Support the BNS approach to fostering children’s independence.
  • Have fun and learn with the children.

In addition to classroom participation, all BNS parents are responsible for:

  • Serving on either a School Committee or the School Board.
  • Participating in Unpacking Day, Packing Day, two Saturday morning work parties and our fall and spring Rummage Sales.
  • Attending up to four parent meetings throughout the school year, which are usually held in the evenings.

Additional Responsibilities

  • In order for my child to attend school, I must have the following information on file with the office:

  1. Any required health and emergency notification forms. A child cannot begin school until these forms are received.

  2. A notarized Release of Information form which authorizes the Office of Child Care (OCC) to have access to any files or records of child and adult abuse or neglect. (Must be submitted by the first day of school).

FAILURE TO ABIDE BY THE CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT MAY RESULT IN TERMINATION OF MY ENROLLMENT CONTRACT WITH BANNOCKBURN NURSERY SCHOOL.

I have read and agree to all conditions and responsibilities associated with my child’s application to, and enrollment in Bannockburn Nursery School.

Application Fee and Deposit

Amount due now - $00.
(Total cost includes a 3% credit card service fee)

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