Welcome to New Discovery School! Thank you for your interest in learning more about our program and community — we encourage you to explore the website, talk with our admission office, and most importantly tour the school. Once you have walked through our beautiful building, witnessed the energy and curiosity of our students, and felt the warmth and joy of our community, you will understand what makes the experience at New Discovery School different from any other preschool.

At New Discovery, we look for families who are committed to working with us on behalf of their children. We seek children who are excited about learning, are curious about their world, and have respect and compassion for others.

To learn more about New Discovery School, submit an inquiry and schedule a tour. Tours are held during the school day so you can see learning in action. We look forward to getting to meeting you and your child!

Parent Tours (Through January)

With the current safety protocols in mind New Discovery School will be conducting virtual tours through mid January. If you would like to set up a tour please email nicki@newdiscoveryschool.org or call (206) 447‑2377.

Parents of applicants must tour the school before applying. This offers parents the opportunity to determine whether or not New Discovery School will be a comfortable learning environment for their child. Parent tours are a mix of watching a video and then scheduling a zoom meeting with the director on Wednesday mornings from 10:00am – 11:00am beginning in mid October. To schedule a tour please call (206) 447‑2377 or email us.

Application Deadline (January 31)

Applications are available and sent out after your parent tour video and zoom meeting. Completed applications must be returned to New Discovery School on or before January 31. A non-refundable fee of $45 is required with each application. Applications will be accepted after this date, but will be processed only as spaces become available. Applications are accepted only the year prior to the anticipated year of enrollment.

Children applying must be three years of age by September 1. Children must be toilet independent or able to use the toilet on a regular basis.

Child Visits (January – mid-February)

Depending on conditions of the pandemic and child vaccination rate, We may or may not conduct child visits this year. If we do, upon receipt of an application, we will schedule a date for your child's visit. Depending on your child's age group when entering NDS, visits will be held on Fridays (4’s), Wednesdays (3's and 5’s), mornings beginning in January and continuing through mid-February. The visit is an opportunity for your child to explore a classroom with several other applicants and participate in brief activities with a teacher. Parents may stay to help their child feel more comfortable. It is through the child visit that parents and teachers may observe the applicants in our school setting to be certain it is a good fit. The child visits also help us determine possible class placement.

Our Decision (mid-February)

Contracts and wait list notifications are emailed February 18. All contracts must be signed and returned with non-refundable enrollment deposits by Monday March 7.

In our process of placing children in classes, we attempt to create a diverse and balanced class. We take into account age, gender identities (male, female, non-binary, fluid), family birth order, and other diversity factors such as socioeconomic and ethnic background. When there is not a space available for a child, they are placed in the applicant wait pool. After the deadline for contracts to be returned has passed, we will draw from the applicants in the wait pool. Applicants may choose to remain in the wait pool until September. Applications are not carried over from one year to the next. They must be reactivated and the process repeated to be considered for the following year.