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About Preschool Enrollment

2024-25 SCHOOL YEAR 

Our small, multi-age group lends itself to a close-knit learning community. 

Our regular program runs Tuesdays through Fridays from 9:00 am until 11:55 am. Three teachers work with 13 students. Mondays are an additional option. Mondays have fewer students with two teachers.

Children in our program must be two years old by Sept. 1, 2024. Our oldest students turn four after June 30, 2024.

Beginning this year, rather than registering on a first-come, first-served basis, families will submit an application to enroll in BHA Preschool. 

The BHA Preschool Application will open February 5, it will be emailed to BHA Members and those on our previous wait list.  We will review all applications that we receive by February 25th, and we will accept students with priority given in this order: to BHA Members, current preschool families, former preschool families and new applicant families.  Applications received after February 25th, 2024 will be placed on a wait list and reviewed on a rolling basis. Non-member applicants must pay a non-refundable $65 application fee upon submission of the form. BHA Members can apply for free. 

The application should take about 30-45 minutes to complete.  You will be asked to share observations about your child and express why you’ve chosen BHA Preschool. We ask parents to be thoughtful and thorough when answering questions in the application about their child. Please review the Criteria for Participation checklist before joining the wait list to get a sense of whether your child is ready for our program.  

In March we will contact applicants and invite them to complete the enrollment process. We may schedule a visit with you and your child so teachers and incoming students begin to get to know each other. To finalize the enrollment process, you will be asked to complete our Enrollment Form which details our payment policies and requires a $500 deposit towards your first trimester’s tuition.  Applicants we do not invite to enroll will be added to our wait list.  

2024-25 Preschool Application-Join the Wait List

2025-26 Preschool Enrollment Interest Form 

 

OUR CALENDAR

The school year is split into three trimesters, Fall, Winter and Spring, with the expectation that families plan to participate for the full school year. 

School will be closed on major Jewish and national holidays. School also will be closed when Beacon City School District calls for closure due to weather conditions.  We have week-long breaks around Thanksgiving, the week between Christmas and New Year's Day, the week of President's Day, and the week of Passover.

Fall Trimester: Wednesday, September 5, 2024 – Friday, December 6, 2024

Winter Trimester: Monday, December 9, 2024- Friday, March 14, 2025

Spring Trimester: Monday, March 17, 2025 - Friday, June 13th, 2025

 

TUITION

All students are enrolled four days a week: Tuesdays through Fridays. Enrollment for Mondays at BHA Preschool is optional. Programming runs 9:00-11:55 a.m. each day.

PRESCHOOL TUITION 2024-25

NUMBER OF DAYS PER WEEK

NON-MEMBERS

BHA MEMBERS

PRESCHOOL   4 Days

Tuesdays-Fridays 

$8415.00/Year

$2805.00/Trimester

$7950.00/Year

$2650.00/Trimester

PRESCHOOL 5 Days

Mondays-Fridays

$10,518.75/Year

$3506.25/Trimester

$9937.50/Year

$3312.50/Trimester

 

2024-25 Preschool Application-Join the Wait List

2025-26 Preschool Enrollment Interest Form

 

PRESCHOOL PAYMENT POLICY

  • The tuition costs noted above are the entire cost - there are no additional enrollment fees.

  • The non-refundable deposit of $500 you paid upon enrollment has been applied toward your child’s first trimester tuition. 

  • You will be asked to fill out an enrollment form and make payment each trimester: in August for the Fall Trimester; In November for the Winter Trimester; in February for the Spring Trimester.  

  • Payments can be made in full or split into scheduled recurring payments, and paid online by credit card or e-check. 

  • In order to activate your reserved spot, you must set up a recurring payment or pay in full by the 15th of the month your trimester tuition is charged. 

  • If a payment has not been made or recurring payments have not been scheduled by the 15th, a $200 late fee will be charged to your BHA account.

  • If payment has not been made or recurring payments have not been scheduled by the 30th, your enrollment may be forfeited along with a portion of your tuition and the late fee, and your spot made available to students on our wait list.  

  • If a recurring payment fails and is not corrected within 15 business days, a $200 late fee will be charged to your BHA account.

 

EARLY WITHDRAWAL

In the event that a registered family withdraws a student from preschool, the following obligations apply for the Fall Trimester:

  • Withdrawal before August 1 - forfeit deposit, you will not be charged for the Fall trimester. 

  • Withdrawal prior to Sept. 1 - forfeit 33% of trimester tuition. 

  • Withdrawal after Sept. 1 - forfeit 66% of trimester tuition. 

  • Withdrawal after Oct. 1 - forfeit 100% of trimester tuition.

You will be informed of the withdrawal schedule for the Winter and Spring Trimesters when you fill out the enrollment form.

Individual circumstances can be addressed on a case by case basis by petitioning Beacon Hebrew Alliance’s Board of Trustees.

For more information on our nature-based, Jewish, child-centered preschool, visit here.

2024-25 Preschool Application-Join the Wait List

2025-26 Preschool Enrollment Interest Form

 

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