Preschool or Parent Child Programs
In synchronization with our local school districts, we require that students birth dates coordinate with the class to which they are applying. Therefore, children that turn two years old before September 1 are eligible for our Parent-Child program, or if they will be 3-5 years old by September 1 they will be eligible for our Preschool program. Learn more about our Programs
Director’s Tours for New Students begin in October and will continue through Registration. Schedule a Tour Now
Registration for the upcoming school year begins in January. See Calendar for date.
Registration priority is given to returning students, siblings, alumni, and new families who have pre-registered. If space allows after these students and families have been accommodated, the remaining spaces will be available for Open Enrollment.
Open Enrollment is ongoing. Limited spots may be available for immediate enrollment during the school year. Schedule a Tour or Request More Information today.
Tuition, Fees and Responsibilities
2020-2021 School Year
5 Days per week: $540/month
3 Days per week: $335/month
2 Days per week: $251/month
1 Day per week: $99/month [Parent Child Class Only]
There is a $90 Registration Fee and a one-time supply fee of $25-75 annually.
For new families who would like to pre-register before Registration begins in January, a non-refundable one-time fee of $90 is due with the pre-registration form. This fee will be applied to the Registration Fee, if a child is enrolled in a class. Learn more about pre-registration.
Cooperative schools are organized for parents who want to be involved in their child’s first educational experiences. Hobson is a wonderful community for your family because of the combined efforts from parents and the professional teaching staff. The time and energy that you give to Hobson is rewarding for your children and your family. Visitors have sometimes wondered how much parent volunteer time is required. Here is an overview:
Parent-Child Class (2 year Old Children)
A parent comes to each class with their child. One additional responsibility of the Parent-Child families is to purchase two tickets to Hobson’s annual Spring Social.
Preschool Classes (3-5 Year Old Children)
There are one or two parent volunteers in class each day. The schedule gives each family equal opportunity to participate in the classroom. Parents are typically assigned to volunteer once every 4-6 weeks depending on the class size. We ask parents to please arrange for childcare for siblings. Because our community of families has the opportunity to get to know each other well, Hobson parents often swap childcare while they volunteer in class. Parents’ work and personal schedules are also taken into consideration when creating the parent volunteer schedule.
Additional responsibilities of the Preschool Class families include:
- Participating on a committee. As a cooperative, parents have the opportunity to be involved firsthand in the operations of the school. Each committee position is important to the business and maintenance of the school. Hobson asks that one parent from each family devote approximately 20 hours to committee participation per year. Hobson is truly grateful that many parents willingly devote more time to their committees. Parents can request assignment to a particular committee of interest. Certain positions are appointed and approved by the membership, while others are assigned through a random lottery process based on parents’ preferences. If families have more than one child at Hobson, they are only asked to participate on one committee.
- Joining one parent workday per year. We tend to our beloved school house and grounds during workdays that are held on several Saturday and Sunday afternoons a year.
- Purchasing two tickets to Hobson’s annual Spring Social. Our annual Spring Social is a fun event for parents, alumni and friends of Hobson. The evening includes a dinner, silent auction, and live auction.
- Working one shift at a fundraising event. Volunteer shifts are generally 3 hours in length and allow you to work alongside other families at an event of your choice.
Working together, families build relationships with each other while caring for our school
Parent-Child Class (2 years old by September 1)
Morning Class (3 years old by September 1)
Thursdays and Fridays 9:00am-11:30am
Morning Class (4 years old by September 1)
Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9:00am-11:30am
Afternoon Class (3 or 4 years old by September 1)
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 12:30pm-3:00pm
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays 12:30pm-3:00pm
Thursdays and Fridays 12:30pm-3:00pm