West End Village School

Enrollment in our School Year Program

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About the school year program... 

Our School Year Program begins the day after Labor Day each year in September, and generally follows the Portland Public School calendar for holidays, vacations, and snow days. We wrap up the year in late June with a short break for summer. We currently offer a 6 week summer camp program that families can opt to sign up for, or opt out of without risking loss of their place in the next school year.

The West End Village School is a full-day preschool program, opening for drop-off at 8:30am (now with an early care option, too!) and ending at 3pm. On Monday - Thursday we also offer an extended day Afterschool Playgroup option from 3-5pm. To allow for professional development and weekly staff meetings, Fridays are an early release day, with pick-up at 1:30pm. We currently offer three full-day enrollment options with amended schedules available on a case-by-case basis. We do not currently offer half-day enrollment. Our program is designed for preschool aged children, 2.5 -5 years old.

School Year Enrollment Options & Tuition...

Full Time Enrollment
Children attend school everyday, Monday through Friday.
Tuition for the FT Enrollment option is $1,000 per month.

Part Time Enrollment 1
Children attend school 3 days per week, typically on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
Tuition for the PT Enrollment 1 option is $650 per month.

Part Time Enrollment 2
Children attend school 2 days per week, typically on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Tuition for the PT Enrollment 2 Option is $450 per month.

*children enrolling in the School Year Program must be at least 2.5 years old before their first day of school.
**tuition is paid monthly, and can be paid yearly if preferred. 
***all enrollment options include a school provided morning snack and healthy home-cooked meal from our partners at the YFO Kitchen. Learn more
****after-school playgroup is an additional $15 per day for as needed drop-ins, $50 per month for one day each week, or $150 per month for all four days each week. Afternoon snack is provided for children staying for playgroup.

2019-2020 School Year Enrollment Options Available as of 8/13/19:
Waiting List Only

contact us today to secure your spot on our waiting list for the 2019, 2020 and 2021 School Years!



After School Playgroup


Let the learning continue!

On Mondays - Thursdays, this dual-purpose program offers our children an opportunity to further explore their interests in a small group setting, as well as offering our families an extended-day option for those who need longer care. After-school Playgroup is lead by our Afternoon Teacher, Miss Justina, and is play-based like our school day program, with special activities each day inspired by the interests of the children.

Our After-school Playgroup can be built into your monthly tuition package for regular attendance, and we also offer an as a drop-in option so long as there is space available. Playgroup runs from 3-5pm and includes an afternoon snack and is limited to 6 children per day. On Wednesdays, we join forces with our big kid friends (K-5th graders) enrolled in the ZenPlay Wednesday after-school class next door at West End Village Studio! Have an older sibling who might want to join in this option?! Email us at westendvillagestudio@gmail.com to inquire about ZenPlay Wednesday!


Enrollment in our Summer Camp Sessions

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About our summer camp program…

Our 2019 Summer Camp Program began Monday, July 8th and included six, week-long sessions with an emphasis on outdoor play and learning. 2019’s theme was HOW DOES YOUR GARDEN GROW? Our summer sessions were filled with garden play, water-play, and all kinds of open-ended explorations as we observed and engaged with the growth process of edible and ornamental plants. The kiddos took a special interest in the critters who call our gardens home, especially the bees, rolly pollies, and worms. We enjoyed a weekly CSA share from HARVEST TIDE ORGANICS to compliment our food program, made LOTS of yogurt smoothie pops, and learned lots about local fruits and veggies!

Every summer the hours of operation in our Summer Camp Program mirror the school year, with the exception of no early release on Fridays. Drop-off begins at 8:30 with pick-up by 3pm daily.

Enrollment options in our Summer Camp Program generally mirror those for the School Year Program, with the exception that in the Summer Camp Program enrollment is on a weekly basis, allowing families to choose (and pay for) only the weeks they plan to attend. Tuition is calculated on a weekly basis, and must be paid in full at the time of enrollment, unless signing up for all six sessions, in which case tuition may be paid in a few, agreed-upon installments. 

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Summer Enrollment Plans

Full Time 1 (all 5 days): …….….. $250 per week
Full Time 2 (4 days): ………….….. $225$ per week
Part Time 1* (3 days): ……………. $175 per week
Part Time 2* (2 days): ……………. $125 per week
*adjusted schedules possible but extremely limited

Information for 2020 Summer Camp Sessions Will be available in March.


Thanks for another great summer, see you next year!