Admissions

Are you interested in joining our La Escuelita community?!

You will find everything you need, such as applications and financial aid resources, located below.

 

Before you start, please be sure to read through our process document, which should answer any questions you have about the application* process.

Although the preferred deadline for 2022 has passed, we do accept applications year-round. You can apply at any time and your application will remain active throughout the next year's enrollment cycle. Should there be a placement available mid-year, your application will be considered.

Tours

This year we will be offering in-person tours to families only once they've been offered a program placement. Until then, we invite you to join us on a virtual tour of our school below. 

Virtual Q&A

Each year in February and March, prior to the preferred application deadline, we offer several virtual Q&As with our Directors, Walki Preston and Ellen Tafel.

 

These sessions provide applicants with an overview of the program and the opportunity to ask questions about the our classrooms, operations, daily routine and more! Please check back at the end of January 2023 to join one of our upcoming Q&A virtual meetings.

Tuition

La Escuelita Arcoiris is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit preschool that depends on the engagement of the community and the support of our families. For information on preschool pricing, please download our 2020-2021 tuition rates and schedules. 

Important Submission Deadlines
Prospective Families

Preferred Application Deadline:
March 11, 2022

Scholarship Application:
April 8, 2022

Currently Enrolled Families

Re-enrollment Form:
March 11, 2022

Scholarship Application:
April 8, 2022

Virtual Q&As 2022

We are not offering more Virtual Q&As at this time. To learn more, please check our website in January 2023 when we will begin offering sessions for the 2023 Enrollment Period.

Thank you.

K-3rd Summer Camp 2022

Accepting Applications starting:
March 28th, 2022

​* Preschool applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Our classrooms run on a school year schedule beginning each September. We begin processing applications the Spring prior. Acceptance letters will begin to be distributed starting towards the end of April. Once spaces are filled, your application will remain active throughout the following year's Enrollment Cycle. Should there be a placement available mid-year, your application will be considered. 

Scholarships & Subsidized Childcare

La Escuelita Arcoiris is committed to the belief that a quality Spanish immersion education should be accessible for every child. Every year La Escuelita Arcoiris awards a limited number of need-based scholarships to applicants.

Unfortunately, scholarships are not available for the Summer Session.

La Escuelita Arcoiris also participates in subsidized assistance programs through the ELRC. Please contact your local office for requirements and details.
 

We are a Head Start Partner!

We're very excited about our partnership with Head Start! Head Start is a federally subsidized pre-K program for 3-5 year olds. Do you need help with tuition and think that you may qualify? Learn more below!

 

 

If you have additional questions about the program and if you qualify, please reach out to our Director of Education, Walki Preston at walki@laescuelitapgh.org.