The Four Points Mom Preschool Registration Round-Up

The Four Points Mom Preschool Registration Round-Up

 

As a preschool parent, this month is a fairly stressful time for me as I think about preschool registration.  Not only do I need to decide where I’ll send my preschooler to preschool next year but I also need to think about how many days a week I’d like her to attend classes.  Plus, the following concepts are also floating around:  cost, length of day, enrichment extras, location of programs, carpool possibilities, traffic impacts, and more.

I soon realized that not only am I trying to round up all of this information, but many of you are as well.  So, I decided to put together a post just about local preschools.  By no means am I reviewing these programs.  Instead, I’m just compiling available registration information in one place to hopefully help you out a bit if you’re also navigating the preschool registration process with me this month.

This is not an exhaustive list.  These are programs that came to mind because I know friends who send their kids there or I’ve seen the programs while out driving around the area.  I did not include full-time daycare programs in this post.  If you’d like me to include information about another program, just email me at angelique@fourpointsmom.com.

 

 

Preschools in Austin’s Four Points Area

 

Riverbend Christian Preschool

Current Family Registration:  Begins January 29th, 2018

New Family Registration:  Begins February 8th

Registration Fee:  Non-refundable $175 registration and supplies fee per child per school year

School Day:  9 am – 1 pm (potty-trained 3-year-olds and up may register for optional enrichment classes held after school most days)

Available Schedules:

Tuition:

 

We’ve been very happy with Riverbend the past three years.  We enrolled Foster when we moved here and he’s been in the 2-year-old class, 3-year-old class, and pre-k class.  Parker began in the 12-month – 18-month old class and is currently in the 2-year-old class.  If you have any specific questions about the program, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at angelique@fourpointsmom.com.

 

Canyon Creek Preschool

Current Family Registration:  Begins January 25th (yesterday)

New Family Registration:  New families can be placed on the waitlist and will be contacted the week of January 29th (after current families have registered) to let you know whether there is a spot available for your child.

Registration Fee:  Non-refundable $150 registration and supplies fee per child per school year

School Day:  9 am – 1 pm (3-year-olds and up may register for optional enrichment classes held after school most days for about $10 each class)

Available Schedules:  There are 2-day, 3-day, and 4-day options, between Tuesdays and Fridays.  Click here for more information.

Tuition:  Click here for more information.

I have a few friends who send their children to Canyon Creek Preschool and they have great things to say about the programs.  Please note that I’ve heard that there aren’t any openings for many of the 2s and 3s classes next year.

 

Austin Baptist Preschool

I reached out to the Director and they do not have registration details ready quite yet.  She told me registration begins in mid-March and they will update their website with more information as registration draws nearer.

Registration Fee:  Last year there was a non-refundable $100 registration and supplies fee per child per school year

School Day:  9 am – 1 pm or 9 am – 3 pm Mondays and Wednesdays

Available Schedules:  It seems like there are just two options:  Monday and Wednesday 9 am – 1 pm or Monday and Wednesday 9 am – 3 pm.

Tuition:  Last year’s tuition was $250 for the 9 am – 1 pm option and $300 for the 9 am – 3 pm option.  There are Austin Baptist Church member discounts and sibling discounts available.

 

 

Covenant Presbyterian Church Preschool

Current Family Registration:  Begins February 2nd

New Family Registration:  Begins February 5th

Registration Fee:  $100 for first child and $75 for each additional child

School Day:  9 am – 1 pm

Available Schedules:  Tuesday – Friday for 9 months – 4-year-olds and Monday – Friday for five-year-olds.  Click here for more information.

Tuition:

 

 

The co-op prices require a parent to volunteer in the class as a teacher’s assistant once a month.  If you choose to not volunteer your price will be a bit higher.

I want to mention that I have a couple friends who love this preschool despite that it’s a bit further from others included in this post.

 

The Ivy International School (a Spanish Immersion Program)

 

*UPDATE:  I received updated tuition rates from a reader and posted below (thank you Cecilia).  However, I’m not sure if the registration dates listed on the website are for this year or last year.  Call the school if you have questions.

Registration:  Applicants are encouraged to apply by January 15 for an April notification of acceptance.

Registration Fee:  $150 for one child or $200 for a family (if you have more than one child) plus a $200 deposit applied towards August tuition

School Day:  9 am – 2 pm or an extended schedule of 7:30 am  – 6 pm

Available Schedules:  2-day, 3-day, 4-day, or 5-day options

Tuition:

 

 

 

First Foundations Preschool

Re-enrollment Registration:  February 6, 7, and 8

Sibling/ Alumni/ Kindergarten registration:  February 9

Open & Bridge Registration:  February 15 (lottery)

Registration Fee:  $105 application fee and $140, $240, or $255 book fee (depending on the child’s program)

School Day:  There are 2 different start times for four-hour class times, a 9:15 am – 1:15 pm program and a 9:45 am – 1:45 pm program.

Available Schedules:  For 3-year-olds there are MWF and TTh options (and some children attend both programs).  For 4-year-olds, there are M-F, MWF, and TTh programs.  Plus, there are daily Bridge and Accelerated Kindergarten 5-day programs.  There is also an After School Care program that allows your child to stay until 2:25 pm every day.

Tuition: *Please note, the following information is for the 2017 – 2018 school year

I have heard AMAZING things about First Foundations.  However, it is likely the program that is the furthest from the Four Points area, and several of my friends no longer go there due to the increase in traffic heading up 620 in the mornings.

 

School in the Hills (Steiner Ranch and River Place Locations)

*I’m waiting to get updated information from the school regarding updated registration information.

Current Family Registration:  Unsure

New Family Registration:  Unsure

Registration Fee:  Unsure

Available Schedules:  Half and full days available for toddlers (18 months to 3 years old)

Tuition for both Steiner Ranch and River Place Locations:

 

 

Primrose School of Four Points 

Although Primrose offers full-time care, several families choose to take advantage of part-time care for toddlers, early preschool, private preschool, private pre=kindergarten, and private kindergarten classes.  I’m only including part-time information below, but feel free to contact Primrose for further information about these and their other programs.

Current Family Registration:  Unsure

New Family Registration:  Unsure

Registration Fee:  $125 to hold your spot, bu they are having a special in January to waive the registration fee.  The supply fee for the year is $225.

Available Schedules and Tuition:

Toddler
Full Day M-F $290 a week
M-W-F Full Day $220 a week
T-TH Full Day $180 a week
  
Early Preschool
Full Day M-F $280 a week
M-W-F Full Day $210 a week
T-TH Full Day $170 a week
  
Private Preschool
Full Day M-F $265 a week
Half Day M-F $200 a week
M-W-F Full Day $200 a week
T-TH Full Day $160 a week
  
Private Pre-Kindergarten 
Full Day M-F $265 a week
Half Day M-F $200 a week
  
Private Kindergarten
M-F 7:45am-3:00pm
$1120 a month
  

*All pricing includes a morning/ afternoon snack and lunch from their balanced menu

 

St. Matthew’s Episcopal School Day School

Current Family Registration:  Unsure

New Family Registration:  Unsure

Registration:  $150 Non-refundable

Available Schedules:  9 am – 1 pm and optional after school enrichment for three-year-olds and up.  Kindergarten releases at 2:30.

Tuition and Supply Fees:

18 – 14 Months
2 Day TTh $290 Tuition, $180 Supply Fee
3 Day MWF $365 Tuition, $185 Supply Fee
  
2 Year Olds
2 Day TTH, WF $355 Tuition, $200 Supply Fee
3 Day MTTh, MWF $435 Tuition, $205 Supply Fee
  
3 Year Olds 
3 Day MTTh, MWF $480 Tuition, $245 Supply Fee
4 Day M-Th $555 Tuition, $255 Supply Fee
5 Day M-F $635 Tuition, $265 Supply Fee
   
Pre-K
4 Day T-F $580 Tuition, $275 Supply Fee
5 Day M-F $670 Tuition, $285 Supply Fee
  
Kindergarten
M-F $825 Tuition, $400 Supply Fee
 

I’ll also be compiling summer program information in the next month or so, so be sure to check back in for that post (and forward me information you’d like included).  You can check out last year’s summer program page here.

 

 

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