We are currently enrolling for Fall of 2019.
Most of our classes are already full for the 2019/2020 school year.
Please contact the preschool office to see if there is room in your child’s classroom.
If you would like to be placed on the waitlist please fill out our contact form. We will continue to call on our wait list until Feb. 2020. Our wait list does not roll over from year to year.
For more information about our registration and wait list process please see our FAQ page
Please CONTACT US to schedule a tour.
We offer tours by appointment, Monday-Friday
between the hours of 9:30am and 11:30am.
Northminster Preschool mostly follows the San Diego Unified School District holiday and closure schedule. Our first day of the Fall program begins the Tuesday after Labor Day and concludes the first week of June. We have a short 5 or 6 week Summer program and then we are closed the entire month of August. Please check out our calendar for a more accurate schedule.
Hours for Fall: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Half day hours: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
5 Half Days: $595/month
3 Half Days: $389/month
2 Half Days: $292/month
Full Time Hours: 7:30am-5:00pm
Full time 2 days: $531/month
Full Time 3 days: $746month
Full time-5 days: $1115/month
If you need something in between part-time and full-time we offer a contract price based on hours needed. Please contact the office for pricing.
Non-refundable registration fee of $125 ($100 for military)
Early Morning Drop-off, Lunch Bunch and Extended care cost: $7/hour
For our older students we strongly recommend a 4 or 5 day program to ease the transition into kindergarten the following year.
We offer a 10% discount for the concurrently enrolled younger siblings tuition.
We offer a 10% discount to all active military families.
This is an example of a typical day at our preschool.
7:30-9:00am- Before Care on the Playground
9:00am- Classes Start
9:15am- Opening circle time
9:30am- Instructional time or outdoor time
10:30am- Snack time
10:45am- Instructional or outdoor time switch
11:45am- Closing Circle time
12:00pm- Half day parent pick-up
(At this point we split up our 2 & 3 year olds classes from our 4 & 5 year olds classes)
Younger Students (Rooms A, B and 1)
12:00pm- Lunch in the Backyard
12:20pm- Free choice play
1:00pm- Story time
1:10-3:15pm-Nap time (Room 1)
3:15pm- Wake up! Potty and check diapers.
3:30pm- Snack time
4:00pm- 5:00pm- Free choice in the after-care classroom (Room 1)
Older Students (Rooms 2, 3 and 4)
Lunch at the picnic tables on the large playground
12:20pm- Free play on the playground
1:00pm Story time
1:10pm- Group activity outdoors for the 4 & 5 year olds
2:00-3:30pm- Nap time for the 4 & 5 year olds (Room 4)
3:30pm- Afternoon snack
4:00-5:00pm- Free choice in the after-care classroom (Room 1)
If you pick up your child between 4:00 and 5:00pm please pick them up in Room 1.
5:00pm- School closes