More Preschool Open Houses and Private School Information Nights – UPDATED

‘Tis the season for open houses and school applications for the 2012-2013 school year. Here are more upcoming open houses and information sessions in our area.

St. Luke Christian Day School in Silver Spring Open House: Friday January 13 10 am. Open Houses are for families new to the school and include an overview from the Director and a tour of the school.  Children are welcome to attend with their families. A schedule of tuition and fees for 2012-2013 will be published in January, at which time they will begin accepting applications for the 11-12 school year. Admissions are determined by lottery and notifications made prior to the end of February.

Evergreen School Open House: Friday January 13 9:00-11:00 am. Evergreen School is an independent, co-educational Montessori school for children from 18 months old through 3rd grade, located at 10700 Georgia Avenue, Wheaton, MD 20902. This event will allow you to learn about Montessori by observing a classroom, talking to parents and touring our school. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Caitlin Garry or Lourdes Buenaflor at 301-942-5979 or at info@evergreenschool.com.

Spring Knolls Cooperative Early Learning Center Annual Open Houses: 9:30am- 11:30am Wednesday, January 18th; Thursday, January 19th; and Friday, January 20th. During the open house, prospective families can observe classes in action, meet teachers and parents, learn more about the school. This is a parent only event. To sign up for a tour, email membership@springknolls.org. For more information on Spring Knolls, go to www.springknolls.org.

Takoma Park Cooperative Nursery School Open House: Thursday January 19  at 7:30 pm. To register for an information session or learn more about programs for children ages 2 through 5, please visit  www.TakomaCooperativeSchool.org or call 301-585-7272, #2.

Acorn Hill Waldorf Nursery School and Kindergarten Open House for Families: Saturday January 21 10:00 am-12:00 pm (Snow date: Saturday, January 28). Children are welcome to come to experience Waldorf early education first hand. Twice a year we open our classrooms for a taste of a typical day at Acorn Hill. You and your child can meet our teachers and enjoy an activity, such as grinding grain, beeswax modeling, and story-telling. 9504 Brunett Avenue, Silver Spring, MD, 20901, 301.565.2282.

Silver Spring Day School Open Houses: University Campus  – Tuesday January 24. New Hampshire Campus   Monday January 30. Time for all Open Houses is 10-11:30am. Reservations for attendance at Open Houses are required. To reserve a spot please contact the school at mail@ssds-coop.org or 301 593 6581. SSDS asks all Open House registrants to arrive promptly and plan to stay for the entire 90 minute session. Sessions are for parents only and babysitting is not provided.

Silver Spring Nursery School Open Houses: January 25 & 26 at 10am. Silver Spring Nursery School will hold its Open House for the 2012/2013 school year on Wednesday, January 25 (2s, 3s and 4s classes in session), and Thursday, January 26 (2s and 4s classes in session). We encourage you to come on the day your child’s prospective class is being held. There will be an informational session each day at 10:00 am, followed by a tour of the school. Reservations are NOT required. (In case of school delays/closures due to weather, please call SSNS at301-434-2313 to check on the status of the Open House.) Applications will be accepted between the time of the Open House and Friday, February 3. Admission will be determined by lottery selection the following week. Applications received after February 3 will be placed on our waitlist. For more information, please visit www.silverspringnurseryschool.org, or contact Lisa Büttner,301-408-1523 or lisa.buttner@gmail.com.This co-op preschool is located at 10309 New Hampshire Avenue, 3 blocks north of the Beltway (about 8 minutes from downtown Silver Spring and 10 minutes from Takoma Park).

Acorn Hill Waldorf Nursery School and Kindergarten Information Evening for Parents: Wednesday January 25 7:30-9:00 pm. These evenings provide parents with a brief, comprehensive presentation of Waldorf early childhood education and our programs, followed by a question and answer period led by one of our teachers.  All enrolling parents are asked to attend. 9504 Brunett Avenue, Silver Spring, MD, 20901, 301.565.2282.

Casa de Montessori’s Open House: Saturday January 28, 10am-2pm. Casa is located on New Hampshire Ave. just north of Randolph Rd. Casa starts at age 2.5 as of Sept. 1 (and potty trained) and includes a full-day Kindergarten. There is before- and after-care.

Kensington Cooperative Nursery School (KNS) Open House Sunday January 39 3-5 pm. Kensington Cooperative Nursery School (KNS) is accepting applications for the 2011-2012 school year.  You can also schedule a visit to the school at your convenience, where you can observe a class in session.  Please contact the Membership Chair, Christina Lange (301-949-0359 or cmlange753@yahoo.com), for more information or visit www.knscoop.org.

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