Preschool FAQs (Frequently Asked
Q. Are you Accredited and what
is your adult to child ratio?
A. Yes! We are Accredited by the National Lutheran Schools Accreditation (NLSA) Program. Our class size is
limited to 14 children allowing an outstanding 1 to 7, teacher to student ratio. There is a minimum
of one teacher and one assistant per class.
Q. What education does
your teacher have?
A. Our teacher has a B.S. degree and an A.A.S. degree in early
Q. Are you handicap
A. No, as there are outside stairs to go down to get to our
classrooms and we do walk up stairs to go outside to our playground.
Q. Do you also provide
A. No. We do however have a new "Twosday Tuesday" Toddler Class
every Tuesday from 8:45-10:45 am for children at least 22 months old. Also, we may have a few contacts who may
be willing to do some daycare. Please speak with our staff.
Q. May I come and visit the
A. Yes, but it is a good idea to phone first for an appointment so the director/teacher
knows to expect you. You may visit anytime the preschool is open Monday – Friday from
8:30 am to 3:00 pm when the director is available. Our phone number is (253)
Morning visits during class time are welcome with the understanding that the
director/teacher is not as available to answer questions until the class session is
Q. What date do I need to
register by, for the school year?
A. That is really up to you! We offer open enrollment on a
first come, first served basis with paid registration for the next school year that starts in September. If you are
looking to register your child during the current school year, it is possible if your child’s age is in compliance
with our age requirement. If we have room, your paid registration and current month’s tuition will allow your child
Q. Do we
need to be a church member or attendee to enroll our child?
A. No. You do not need to be a church member or church attendee. We have open
enrollment and serve the entire local community.
Q. Our child
will be 3 years old in November. Can we enroll him before then when classes start in
A. Your child must turn;
Q. Do you
offer any discounts?
A. Yes, we offer various seasonal discounts! Click our Online Payments Info button
for a list of current discounts.
Q. What forms must be
in before the first day of school?
A. There are several requirements:
A copy of required state immunizations.
Payment of annual non-refundable registration fee.
Also, monthly tuition is due by the first class day of every
Q. Do you provide any transportation?
A. No. Transportation to and from our school must
be provided by the parent. Our Safety Policy requires that parents sign their children in and out with a full
signature. Children will be escorted into the classroom about five to ten minutes before the session begins
(no earlier, please).
Holidays are you closed?
A. Our Class Calendar including Holidays and School Closure Policy
is listed on our Calendar & Info Page.
Q. My child
is ill today and won't be able to attend. Can I notify you on the net or by email?
PLEASE CALL THE SCHOOL A.S.A.P. @ 253-473-4848. We do not monitor emails or this website during the
Q. It's snowing heavily
outside. How do I know if the school will be open for classes?
A. Here is our
School Closure Policy: In case of bad weather, follow the Tacoma School District closures that are announced on
the radio for full day closures.
If schools are two hours late, we will meet one hour late. Classes missed because of
bad weather will be made up after two days are missed per
Q. Can I pay Tuition or make a Donation with a Credit
A. YES! You can pay your Annual or Monthly Tuition, Annual Registration Fee
and/or make a Donation with a Credit Card using PayPal.com. PayPal is Fast, Free and Secure. This is a great
way to fit your Monthly Tuition into your budget!
Q. What is "Further Fridays" and which class can
A. "Further Fridays" is a school extension day (Friday) for those attending
Preschool Class 2 only. There is an
additional charge for attending.
You do not need a PayPal account to use your Credit Card. There is no additional cost to you.
Click our Online Payments Info or DONATIONS Button above left.