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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 2023 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.

Virtual & In-person Tours

This year we will be offering in-person tours to families once they have sent in their application. Dates will begin to be available again in November 2023. If your family isn't quite ready to apply yet, we welcome you to join us on a virtual tour of our school below. 

Virtual Q&A

Each year in February, 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! Dates to attend will be posted in January 2024. 

 

Once days have been posted, follow the corresponding links to sign up for our Virtual Q&As for the 2024 Enrollment Period.

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. 

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 CCW. 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 walkiria@laescuelitapgh.org.
 

Important Submission Deadlines
Prospective Families

Preferred Application Deadline:
March 1, 2024

Scholarship Application:
March 1, 2024

Currently Enrolled Families

Re-enrollment Form:
March 15, 2024

Scholarship Application:
March 1, 2024

Virtual Q&As 2024

Visit this section in January 2024 to click the corresponding links to sign up for our Virtual Q&As for the 2024 Enrollment Period. Please note, in order to be considered for enrollment, each family must have attended one Virtual Q&A and an In-person Tour. We look forward to meeting you soon!

1st-4th grade Summer Camp 2024

Accepting Applications starting:
March 1, 2024

​* 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 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 that meets your family's needs, your application will be considered and you will be contacted immediately.

LEA Application/ Solicitud de admisión
Scholarships / Becas
ELRC / Head Start
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