2017-2018 School Year
Epiphany Lutheran Nursery School will soon begin registration for the 2017-2018 school year. Please call the ELNS Director if you have any questions regarding this information or would like to discuss openings still available for the 2016-2017 school year. Families are welcome to visit ELNS any Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday between 9:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. during school months. A call before your visit will assure you time with the director to answer questions. Summer visits are available by appointment. To enroll your child at ELNS, please complete and submit the following: application, application fee (if applicable), and new student processing fee (for children that have never been enrolled at ELNS).
If you are seeking enrollment for the remainder of the 2016-2017 school year, please get in touch with the school office by email or phone to ask about openings and pro-rated tuition amounts.
Tuition Rates 2017-2018
Tuition is paid on a monthly basis August – May after making an initial deposit of $200 that is due with your contract. The deposit is counted towards your tuition for the year. An example of a monthly tuition amount follows. 3 day tuition of $2262 – $200 deposit = $2062 remaining. That is divided by 10 (August – May) to get $206.20 a month for the 3 day tuition for the 3 years & up group. There is a $35 application fee assessed each year for every student (church members and school staff are exempt) and $50 new student processing fee that is only assessed for students that have never been enrolled at ELNS. All amounts below are for the entire school year. *Tuition assistance is available to qualifying families. Please contact the director for more information if you feel you may need assistance. Tuition assistance applications must be received by March 1, 2017. Decisions will be communicated to applicants by June 15, 2017.
Application Dates 2017-2018
Priority registration for our current ELNS families and Epiphany Lutheran Church members begins January 2, 2017. Placement is guaranteed if the application is completed prior to January 17. All other applications will be considered beginning on January 18, 2017. The application may be submitted prior to the 18th but will not be considered until our priority registration has ended. At the close of priority registration, all additional applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis as long as there are spaces available. A wait list will be created for each class once all spaces are filled in that room.
After reviewing your application, if an appropriate space is available, ELNS will issue a contract for your signature that verifies your child’s enrollment. You will have until May 1, 2017 to void your contract for any reason. If an appropriate space is not available, you will be notified by email that your child has been placed on our wait list. A confirmation letter with your child’s class assignments, along with a tuition payment schedule and a school calendar will be mailed to the famiily of each accepted student in July.
Please note that the day preferenes you select on the application are only preferences. Spaces are filled on a first-come, first-served basis and days will be confirmed with you prior to issuing a contract for signature.
If you have more than 1 student that will be attending ELNS during the 2017-2018 school year, we do provide a discount on tuition for 1 sibling. There is a 10% discount for the 2nd child (lesser tuition amount is the one discounted).
Forms Needed for School
You will receive all necessary forms for school in your confirmation packet, which is mailed in July. We are required by law to document viewing a certified copy of your child’s birth certificate prior to their attendance at nursery school. You must also provide a copy of your child’s current immunizations (has to have been updated between September 2016 and August 2017). You should bring both of these in prior to your child’s first day of school.
These forms include a school medical release form, immunization requirements, and any other paperwork needed.