“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.” ― Frank Lloyd Wright

Preschool Programs for Ages 2.9 to 5 years

Imagine your child splashing in streams, hiking trails, or creating in our outdoor classrooms. Every day, rain or shine (except in truly dangerous weather), our program immerses children in nature on our expansive 5-acre property. With a focus on play-based learning, we nurture social skills, cognitive development, emotional well-being, and a love for exploration. Our safe and stimulating environment includes a fenced-in playground and a cozy indoor space for extreme weather. Plus, our small class sizes (10 children) with a low teacher-to-student ratio (1:5) ensure personalized attention for every child. Let them blossom with confidence and a thirst for discovery!

Preschool & Pre-K Tuition for the 2024-2025 School Year

Options to fit your schedule, tuition to fit your budget

With multiple options for half or full days and 2-days (Tuesday/Thursday), 3-days (Monday/Wednesday/Friday), or 5-day (Monday through Friday) schedules, FCNS works with our community to offer programs and tuition that meet the needs of our families. Before and after school care is available as well, plus a summer program for 2.9 and older so you never have to stop the adventure!

A child is eligible for a class by their age as of August 31st. Children do not transition into the next class by their age but by how they will matriculate into elementary school.

Full or Half DayDays/weekMonthly tuitionTotal program tuition
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After-schoolSee Extended Hours page
Rates for 2024-2025. Tuition is billed in 10 equal payments. The first payment, due April 1st, is a Security Deposit that is held until the end of the school year and then billed monthly from September 1st to May 1st.

Program hours:

Half day: 9am-1pm | Full day: 9am-3pm

Before-school: 8am-9am or 8:30am-9am

After-school: 3pm-4pm or 3pm to 5pm

FCNS Enrollment forms

Payment & Refund Policy

Tuition is paid in ten equal monthly payments due the 1st of the month. The 1st payment (security deposit), which is due 4/1, is tuition for June of the following school year.  The 1st payment is non-refundable and non-transferable to any other month’s tuition regardless of mid-year withdrawal from FCNS. Thereafter, tuition is due on the 1st of the month September through May. A late fee of $20 will be charged for payments received after the 10th of the month. There is a late pick-up fee of $5.00 a minute after contracted sessions and after 4:00pm.

Refunds for withdrawal before school starts will be made only if the class is filled by Sept 1st and will be paid after Sept 1st.  If notice of withdrawal is given by June 30th, tuition will be refunded minus a $50 service fee.  If notice of withdrawal is given between July 1st and Aug 31st tuition will be refunded minus a $75 service fee.  If notice of withdrawal is given Sept 1st or after, tuition is not refundable.