Admissions

Wind School / Fall 2012, Prospect Park

Everyone who applies to Maple Street has to attend either a tour or an open house.  You can apply before attending, we just want to make sure you have a sense of the school’s philosophy, rhythm, commitment to anti-bias and diversity, joy and cooperative model.
You don’t need to attend both a tour and an open house, you can if you would like.

 

Open Houses: We can host up to 100 people.  This is a chance to hear from the director, parents and teachers about life at Maple Street.  We tell you about everything from the map of the day, to arts curriculum, to how parents serve on on committees and scrub the school together.  We give you a sense of the wonder, play, learning and joy children feel when they attend Maple Street and how we intentionally build community with parents and all the grown-ups in a child’s life.  We talk about diversity, raising funds for scholarships together, and how we prepare families for the journey beyond Maple Street,

 

Tours:  This is a chance for you to see the school in action.  The Director or Assistant Director shows you our school and we have meaningful conversations about our philosophy and practices.  We discuss child development, how the day feels at Maple Street, curriculum and projects, and ways we enhance our programs through the arts, enrichment, parent participation and even surprises. We talk about how children learn about themselves, their families and the community at Maple Street.  You get to see our multi-age groups in action and hear about how your child will learn, play and grow.  We also talk about our cooperative model, parent involvement, scholarships, fundraising and community building.

 

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2015-16 Applications — Now Open!

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Thank you for your interest in the Maple Street School.
Our 2015-16 Admissions period is now open! The application deadline is January 17th, 2015 and the fee is $50 per child.
Questions? E-mail info@maplestreetschool.org

Enrollment and Financial Obligations

Registration Fee
New families must pay a non-refundable application fee of $50.

Membership Fee
Every family is required to have on deposit a $400 membership fee that will be returned to you in October of the year your child leaves the school on request, provided your account is up to date, you did not de-enroll mid-year, and you fulfilled all your cooperative obligations. The Maple Street School sends a letter to the recent alumnae families in October asking if the membership fee will be donated partially or fully, or if the family would like the full membership fee returned.

If a family does not request their membership fee to be returned by December 1, these fees will be considered a donation, and an acknowledgement letter will be sent. The membership fee does not bear interest.

Enrollment Contract
Each family is required to sign an enrollment contract by April 1. Families who withdraw before the end of the academic year will be expected to pay all charges for the rest of the academic year unless we can fill your child’s slot. The school will not attempt to fill slots after April 1. Families who withdraw mid-year automatically forfeit their membership fees.

Registration Deposit
A registration deposit of $600.00 for part-time students (less than 15 hours per week) or $1,200 dollars for full-time students will be due when an enrollment contract is signed. This deposit is non-refundable and will be applied to the last month’s tuition of the school year.

Tuition Payments
Prompt payment of tuition is crucial to the smooth running of the school. Please refer to the tuition and fee guidelines for the current payment schedule and tuition rates.

Tuition

Core Tuition for Registered students

Session Time Days/Week Monthly Tuition
Morning 9:00 AM — 12:30 PM 2 $524.00
Morning 9:00 AM — 12:30 PM 3 $751.00
Afternoon 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM 2 $375.00
Afternoon 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM 3 $530.00
Full Day 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM 2 $758.00
Full Day 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM 3 $1,101.00
Full Day 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM 4 $1,426.00
Full Day 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM 5 $1,757.00

Tuition for Additional Time: If prior arrangements are made with the Director, unregistered students may be dropped off early, sent to a morning or afternoon session, or stay after-school. The charges for approved occasional additional time are as follows and will be billed with the next month’s invoice

Time Amount
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM No Charge*
Extra core hours $16.00/hour
Full Morning Session $60.00
Full Afternoon Session $40.00

* 8:00 am – 9:00 am slot is available only to students enrolled in the Core Program and only on the days of the week for which the student is enrolled; incremental usage will be charged at the extra core hour rate. 3 Billing Options * One = Daily rate of $25.00 for any usage from 3:30-6PM * Two = Pre-pay package $200 for 10 days (pick up anytime before 6) * Three = Semester Card pro-rated by schedule (billed with tuition) (Ask Charlie)

Afterschool Late Pick-Up Fees: Afterschool ends at 6pm daily. A charge of $1 per minute will be assessed for late pick-up after 6pm. Tuition Discounts: * Semester-Payment Discount. A 3% semester-payment discount is available on the student’s core enrollment (i.e., tuition relating to the period between 8:00 am and 3:30 pm) for payment in full of the entire semester’s tuition. In order to receive the 3% discount, payment for the full semester is due on August 1st for the 2011 Fall Semester and January 1st for the 2012 Spring Semester. * Sibling Discount. Siblings receive a 10% discount on the amount of the lesser tuition in respect of core enrollment. * TASC Scholarship. Eligible students will receive discounts on their core tuition as determined by the TASC committee.

Reduced Tuition

Families in need of tuition assistance are encouraged to apply for a tuition reduction. Maple Street uses a National Association of Independent Schools service to evaluate a family’s level of need. The deadline for this online application is January 17, 2014. Please note that you will need pdf’s of financial documents to complete the application, and therefore you are encouraged to begin the process as early as possible. There are two ways to apply:

  1. Fill out your financial information online (this process is highly encouraged). Go to: SSS.NAIS.ORG.
  2. Pick up a Personal Financial Statement form and “Family Guide to Financial Aid” brochure at the school’s reception desk. Fill out the form and send it in the envelope provided, along with the application fee. If you feel the fee presents a hardship for your family please contact the TASC (Tuition Assistance & Scholarship Committee) at info@maplestreetschool.org. The school code for Maple Street is 4555. Make sure you include this code on your form, either online or on paper. Your information will be processed by SSS and a report sent out to you within 2-3 weeks. If SSS has any questions, they will contact you directly. It is your responsibility to provide accurate and timely information to SSS so that the report they send the school will appropriately reflect your contribution amount. If your financial situation is considerably different from that indicated by the information you provide in the application, you may send a supplemental letter to the school (addressed to ATTN: TASC) explaining the situation.

We will review the family report and any other applicable information and determine the level of each applicant family’s need. Maple Street will send you a letter in April explaining your tuition reduction, and your first tuition payment will be due July 1.

PLEASE NOTE: The school will make every effort to inform families of their tuition reduction application results before the registration deposit due date. However, this cannot be guaranteed. The registration deposit to hold your child’s place and schedule will still be due the 1st week of April.

Schedule Options

Children’s schedules at Maple Street School vary. Most of the twos attend for two half days or two full days per week. Most threes and fours attend for two, three, or five full days per week. Alternate schedules may be requested, though we may not be able to accommodate every family’s preference.

*We do not require that children be toilet trained when they start school.

Special Needs

Every year some children have learning needs that are of special concern. Maple Street provides a screening to Children within six weeks of enrollment at the school.

If a child is identified through a screening, observation or other type of assessment, the teachers will fill out a Child Evaluation referral form within two weeks. The school will meet with the family within two more weeks to ensure the child is evaluated and his/her needs are being met. Maple Street will advocate for a child to receive services, through Early Intervention or the Committee on Preschool Special Education. These services include special education teachers, therapies, and other adjunct services. Maple Street will make efforts to utilize specialized teachers and consultants so that children with special needs (including disabilities, special needs and behavior challenges.) and families can fully participate in the program.

It is essential that families join us in this process so a child can receive the support s/he needs. Maple Street will assist in finding qualified services, and attending advocacy meetings. Services though, are provided by outside agencies, and parents must assist in arranging services.

If children do not receive support and parents cannot provide independent support, or a child’s needs are beyond the school’s resources, the school will work with the family to identify a setting where the child’s needs will be met.