|Key Admissions Dates|
|Sept. 1 – Dec. 15||Application requests and submissions|
|October 11||Sibling and alumni applications due|
|Open Houses||October 15: 11:30am-1:00pm-An RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org, is appreciated, but not required.|
|December 15||2017-2018 New Student Application deadline|
|February 3||Financial Aid Applications due|
|October 18 – Mid-Feb.||Parent tour and visit with Associate and Executive Directors (BHNS will call to schedule)|
|March 10||Admissions letters sent|
|May||New students visits (Toddler new student visits occur in September.)|
This is the philosophy which drives the admission decisions at Beacon Hill Nursery School. Our families come from a variety of metropolitan Boston and Cambridge neighborhoods, but all come because they believe in our mission and are able to wholeheartedly support their children’s experiences. Building and maintaining a strong, healthy, and diverse community is of the utmost importance. We welcome back legacy families and all siblings and each year we celebrate the inclusion of new families.
Applications for admission to the Beacon Hill Nursery School, accompanied by a $55 application fee, may be submitted beginning September 15 of the year prior to entry and must be received by December 15.Applications for siblings and alumni must be received by October 11 to receive special consideration.
The associate director will contact families to schedule a visit to the school upon receipt of application and application fee. These visits take place starting October 18th through the early winter. The visits consist of a tour of the school (for parents who have not previously attended an open house), an opportunity to observe in a classroom and an interview with the executive director and the associate director.
Admissions decisions are sent out on March 10th. A signed contract with a deposit ensures a child’s enrollment for the fall. If the school is unable to offer an enrollment contract due to the number of applicants, the child may be placed on a waiting list. Families placed on waitlists will be notified as soon as an appropriate space becomes available.
Visits for enrolled children
In the spring, enrolled preschool children will visit the school in small groups. Toddlers visit in September. These visits serve as an introduction to BHNS and make starting school in September a little easier.