We have mid-year openings for children 3-5 years old. Child must be 3 or 4 years old by September 1, 2023. If you are interested in enrolling your child, please email office@takomachildren.org.

Enrollment Information

TCS is a year-round preschool with warm, talented staff, and low student-teacher ratios. Due to the intimate size of our school, and the high quality program we offer, we encourage families to indicate on their application all schedules they could consider in addition to their ideal schedule.  The number of openings at TCS varies from year to year, but one application is all that is needed to be eligible for enrollment until your child is kindergarten age.

Enrollment options include full-time (5 days per week) and a few part-time enrollment slots (3 or 4 full-time days per week) in our Bluebirds classroom. None of the classrooms offer half days.

Visit & Take a Tour

One of the best ways to learn about Takoma Children’s School is to take a tour. Tours are one hour and led by our Executive Director. You’ll learn about our school’s philosophy and see the spaces where children play. Click here to schedule a tour.

Enrollment Application

Applications for openings in the current 2023-2024 Stars (3s) and Rainbows (4s) classes will be considered on a rolling basis. Click here to schedule a tour.

Applications for the 2024-2025 school year Stars (3s) and Rainbows (4s) classes will also be considered on a rolling basis.

Acceptance Criteria

We are committed to reflecting the wonderful, diverse community in which we live. Acceptance is not first come, first served as we strive to have balanced classrooms by age, gender and more.

Enrollment decisions are based on a number of needs including: the number of spaces available at any given year; the importance of balancing each classroom by gender and age; parent’s commitment to the school; and our goal of reflecting the larger, diverse community including family structure, racial, ethnic and gender diversity. We make every attempt to enroll siblings of current children and alumni.


Tuition is paid monthly and varies based upon the class and whether the child is enrolled full-time or part-time. For the 2023-2024 school year, the rates are:

  • Bluebirds (ages 2-3): $2,390 (5 days per week); $2,285 (4 days per week); $2,145 (3 days per week)
  • Stars (ages 3-4): $2,285 (5 days per week); no part-time options
  • Rainbows (ages 4-5): $2,145 (5 days per week); no part-time options

Tuition typically increases by approximately 4% each school year. TCS does not offer a sibling discount.

Financial Aid

Takoma Children’s School offers limited financial aid for children to attend our school for families with a combined income of no more than $100,000. For more information, contact the Executive Director, Rebecca Wadler, at 202-726-9220 or office@takomachildren.org.