The GUS Pre-K is open to children ages 3 to 5 years old. Children must turn 3 by September 1, 2019 to be eligible to apply. Children turning 5 by September 1, 2019 are encouraged to apply to our kindergarten program, and/or speak with Kristie Gonzalez, Director of Admission, about kindergarten readiness.
The Pre-K classroom is housed in the lower school building. Our large classroom space provides ample room for independent and collaborative learning, lunch and rest times, and a range of classroom activities. Our bright and expansive windows bring abundant natural light into the room and keep our classroom connected to the outside world. With both play structures and wide-open space just outside our classroom doors, children have regular and easy access to the outdoors, and many opportunities to observe their natural surroundings from inside. This connection between facilities and the natural environment is no accident; inside and out, our school celebrates the land. The evolution of Glen Urquhart School reflects a commitment to creating an environment where children love learning because they are engaged physically, intellectually, and emotionally. Part of that mission involves erasing the boundaries between the classroom and the world around us. True to our philosophy, our six acres of woodland, eight acres of wetland, three acres of open fields, and six acres of developed space are all active classrooms.
The GUS Pre-K offers a full-day, Monday-Friday program. The full-day program runs from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. If you are interested in early pick-up options from our full-day program, please speak with Kristie Gonzalez, our Director of Admission.
Early Drop-Off and Extended Day Care
Early Drop-Off, at no cost to families, is available daily from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Extended Day Care, with a varied fee structure, is available daily from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
The GUS Pre-K follows the GUS school calendar, including vacations, holidays, and professional development days. Vacation camps and extended care opportunities, as scheduled by our Director of Auxiliary Programs, is available at an additional cost.
The tuition for one year of GUS pre-k is $15,750. Financial aid toward the cost of GUS pre-k tuition will not be available. Financial aid is available for our K-8 program.