|Frequently Asked Questions
How old are the children at EPCS?
We have children ages 2 years, 9 months through 7 years old (our school is
licensed by the state for children 2.9 and older.) Children are divided into
4 classes: Preschool East (2.9 - 3.4 years old), Preschool West (3.5 - 4.5 years old),
PreK-K (3.5 - 5 years old), and K-1 Grade (5 - 7 years old.)
How much is
tuition this year at EPCS?
Download the 2016-2017 Group Schedule and Tuition >
Is financial assistance
Admissions decisions are made separate and apart from financial aid decisions.
Financial assistance is based on need and the availability of funds. Our
policy is to support as many families as possible rather than award large
grants to a few families. It is expected that every family will contribute
something toward their tuition. Applications for scholarship may be requested
upon application to the Children's School. The Scholarship Committee will
keep all information confidential, and parents will be notified by the end of March. The only time
an enrollment deposit will be refunded is if a family does not receive
the financial assistance needed for their child to attend Eliot-Pearson.
View eligibility guidelines >
What should I do if I have a child with special rights?
The Children's School is committed to providing quality education for all children and therefore, children with special
rights are enrolled in all of our groups. In a model of inclusion, children who need therapy services receive them in the context of their school day whenever possible. We have a team of specialists who collaborate with teachers, families, and others who may be involved in setting goals for children with special
rights. Every attempt is made to collaborate with school systems to secure the services required for children and families. The Children's School serves a wide spectrum of learning differences and all decisions are made on an individual basis.
If you have questions about special needs at EPCS, please call the school at (617) 627-3434 and ask to speak to the Special
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How can I get an
application for my child?
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When should I apply?
The Eliot Pearson Children's School
begins to accept applications for the
Families of children with identified
services, needs, concerns or who have
to the first round admissions deadline might
be invited to meet or talk with the
Deadline for Applications that will be
considered for the first round of admissions
After January 15th, applications will be
processed on a rolling basis.
Does the school have
a wait list? How can I get on it?
All children who do not receive a slot will be placed on an active wait list.
The school is unable to give information about where your child stands on the
wait list, as children are admitted from the wait list with consideration to
the composition of the entire class, rather than in a particular order.
May I visit the school?
are welcome to visit any time after Columbus Day weekend and may observe more than
one classroom, if unsure about which class to request for placement. Simply
call the school at (617) 627-3434 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org to request
an observation appointment. Please give at least 24 hours advance notice
and, because the observation booths are not sound proof, do not bring your
children. You may also call or email to schedule a meeting with the Director
or Associate Director/Special Needs Coordinator.
I would like
to observe classes at EPCS. How can I set this up?
If you are a student,
a professional, a current family, or a prospective family, you may call
(617) 627-3434 to set up an appointment to observe a classroom. Please
give at least 24 hours advance notice and let the receptionist know which
class you would like to observe. Please note that children are not allowed
in the observations booths.