Admissions
Applications can be submitted at any time

 

For admission, priority consideration is given to:

 

  • Currently enrolled children

  • Siblings of currently enrolled children

  • Siblings of children who completed preschool at Windmill

  • Children of past or present board members, and staff

  • Children of Windmill alumni

 

For those who do not qualify for priority consideration, we primarily consider the date of application as received by Windmill School; additional consideration may be given to the likelihood of completing preschool at Windmill and gender (to balance a given class).

 

Admissions decisions are made at the discretion of the Director of the School.

 

Application Deadlines

 

Applications for children who do NOT meet any of the above priority criteria are accepted at any time. Please note that the date of application as received by Windmill is considered for admission.

 

Please note that if a child is removed from the waiting list, and wishes to be reinstated, the child will be added as of the date reapplication is made.

 

Enrollment Procedures 

 

Enrollment for Fall programs begins in February. Priority applicants are notified of enrollment status in February in the year of desired enrollment. All other applicants are notified of enrollment status after priority applicant processing is complete.

 

1/3 of the tuition is required within seven days of a written offer of enrollment for fall programs. The first 1/3 tuition installment is non-refundable. Information about remaining payments will be presented in the offer of enrollment, Admission Agreement, and under “Tuition Policy” of the parent handbook.

 

Windmill School admits students of any race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school and does not discriminate on the basis of these factors in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, or other school-administered programs.

 

Applicants who are not offered enrollment in their desired program may be kept on the waiting list, and parents will be contacted if a space becomes available.

 

Re-Enrollment Procedures

 

Fall Classes - Priority

Pre K Program

For PreK placement, priority consideration is given to:

  • Children who have been enrolled at Windmill for the prior two years.

  • Children of parents past or present who have served in a lead volunteer position (i.e. Board of Directors, Room Parent, Committee Chair)

  • Children who have a currently enrolled sibling, incoming 2021-2022 sibling or an Alumni

  • Remaining children in 3’s/4’s classes

  • Children who deferred 2020-21 enrollment due to COVID-19

  • Enrollment from the Applicant List

 

3's/4's Program

  • Children who have been enrolled at Windmill during the prior year.

  • Children of parents past or present who have served in a lead volunteer position (i.e. Board of Directors, Room Parent, Committee Chair)

  • Children who have a currently enrolled sibling, incoming 2021-2022 sibling or an Alumni

  • Remaining children in 2’s/3’s classes

  • Children who deferred 2020-21 enrollment due to COVID-19

  • Enrollment from the Applicant List

2's/3's Program

  • Children who have a currently enrolled sibling.

  • Children with an Alumni Sibling

  • Children who were signed up for the 2020-2021 Toddler Program

  • Enrollment from the Applicant List in order of application date

Summer Classes

  • Summer School - will be offered to children entering the Pre-K or Threes/Fours Programs in chronologically descending order.

  • Day Camp - will be offered to currently enrolled children in the Pre-K.

 

TUITION DEPOSITS AND INTENTIONS MUST BE RECEIVED ON OR BEFORE INDICATED DEADLINE.

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