Applications are due by Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Fees are determined based on the number of children enrolled in the coop and current costs, which include rent, facilitator payment, and necessary supplies. Once the class rosters are finalized, parents will be informed of the total fees due for the upcoming semester. Historically these fees have been between $1100 and $1600 per year per child but are subject to change. We strive to keep the average cost per class under $15. Our fee structure is based on actual enrollment each semester, so a non-refundable deposit of $100 is required to secure your spot. This deposit will be applied toward the total semester fee. Note, in December families will need to pay a deposit to secure a spot in the Spring semester.
When considering admissions, preferences are given to siblings of a current or alumni family, residents of Petworth, and families who demonstrate a willingness to actively contribute to the coop by volunteering time and resources to help build a rich learning environment as well as a strong Petworth community. Gender balance and building a diverse community reflective of the neighborhood in which we live is also considered. The Petworth Coop admits families of any religion, race, and color, national and ethnic origin and without regard to sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status.
The success of our coop depends on parent involvement. If your child is enrolled in the coop, a parent is expected to serve as a “duty parent” assisting the lead teacher six to ten times per semester; however, this may vary depending on the number of children enrolled per class and the duration of the semester. Nannies and other caregivers are not permitted to serve as duty parents. You will also be assigned back-up duty parent days – the expectation is that you are available for those days in the unexpected event that the facilitator or duty parent are unable to be at coop that day. In addition, parents are expected to lead various community-oriented events outside of school hours. These may include play dates, potlucks, outings to museums and other places of interest, clothing swaps, and other events that seek to bring coop families together to help build a strong community.
Open House: We will hold two open houses for prospective families.
Link to Application:
You can fill out the application here or print the application, fill out each question, and send to email@example.com by April 16, 2019.