2018-2019 Admissions

PLEASE NOTE: MISSION KIDS IS CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR. THE APPLICATION PROCESS FOR THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR IS CLOSED. IF YOU WISH TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE WAITING POOL, YOU MAY SUBMIT AN APPLICATION AND THE ACCOMPANYING FEE.

Most families are admitted to start at the beginning of the school year in late August. Mission Kids bases enrollment decisions on a number of factors including the child’s age and sex and our desire for diversity of ethnicity, language, ability, financial level, and family structure. We also consider the family’s schedule and flexibility and the family’s overall ability to contribute time, resources, and expertise to the co-op community.

APPLICATIONS: To be considered for a spot at Mission Kids, please fill out an application and submit the $35 application fee. If your household income is moderate or below (see our application for information on income categories) your application fee will automatically be waived. Our application is available online here.

INFORMATION SESSIONS: Mission Kids holds several Saturday morning Information Sessions per year. At an Information Session, families can ask questions, see the classroom and outdoor areas, and meet and talk to the directors and teachers and current parents. While not a required part of the application process, attending an Information Session is a great opportunity to get an overall sense of Mission Kids and our community.

Reservations are not required to attend an Information Session. We request that the Information Session be adults or very small infants only. For the 2018 – 2019 school year, Information Sessions will be held at the following dates and times:

Saturday, October 28 2017 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Saturday, December 2 2017 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Saturday, January 20 2017 9:00 am – 11:00 am

GROUP PLAYDATES: Eligible families who have submitted an application by Friday, February 23rd, 2018 and have had the application fee either paid or waived will be invited to the school for a group playdate. Group playdates are for parents with their children (including any siblings) and will be held in February 2018. The group playdate is an opportunity for the admissions committee to get to know your family better, for the children to see the school, and for parents to have an opportunity to ask questions on an informal basis. You will receive an invitation to a play date after receipt of a completed application.

PLEASE NOTE: Follow-up emails from Mission Kids may be found in your Spam folder.

ENROLLMENT NOTIFICATION: The first round of admissions offers will be sent in Mid-March. Subsequent rounds of admissions are rolling. Once a family is admitted to the co-op, a deposit of $600 is paid to the school to secure the child’s spot. This is paid only once. For families with multiple children attending Mission Kids, deposits must be paid for each child. If, after paying the deposit, you decide not to enroll at Mission Kids or leave the school any time prior to the end of the school year, your deposit will not be refunded.

If you have questions about an upcoming Information Session or the admissions process at Mission Kids please contact: admissions@missionkidsco-op.org