At Kinhaven, we offer a wide range of classes, from a two or three-days-per-week program for 30-month-old children, to a five-days-per-week Junior Kindergarten (JK) program. The morning program is in session from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m, and the afternoon program is from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. A nutritious snack is provided daily; children bring lunch from home. Holidays, school breaks, and teacher in-service days generally coincide with the Arlington Public Schools schedule, with occasional exceptions.
2020-21 School Year Class Configurations
AM Program (9:00 am-1:00 pm) AM Seeds (2.5-3.5 years:): MWF, TuTh, or M-F; $7,120.00 - $15,040.00 Sprouts (3 years): MWF, TuThF, or M-Th; $8,315.00 - $9,915.00 Acorns (4 years:): M-F; $11,840.00 Oaks(4 years and young 5 year olds:): M-F $11,840.00
Birthdate cutoffs are subject to Director's discretion in rare cases.
Junior Kindergarten (JK) Program Kinhaven's JK program is designed to meet the growing need in the community for an enriching, pre-academic environment for older fours and children who have turned five but need the gift of time before entering Kindergarten. The JK class has a maximum of ten children with one teacher. This smaller class size fosters a cohesive group while meeting the individual needs of each child. A variety of concrete learning experiences including dramatic-play, science activities, field trips and work with pre-math and reading and writing materials are offered.
"Early Birds" This optional early drop-off program from 8:30 am - 9:00 am provides a mixed-age play experience for children before joining their primary class. Available to currently enrolled students only.
"Afternoon Adventures" Kinhaven is pleased to be able to offer enrichment activities to current students, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Afternoon Adventures provides an optional extension to the core morning program. Each day includes a specific content focus such as movement, Kitchen Chemistry, art, or PeeWee PE, along with rest, play and snack. Families may select all, some, or none of the days their child participates in the morning program. Enrollment Enrollment at Kinhaven begins in early February for the following academic year.* First, we conduct internal registration for current students, their siblings, and alumni families. Then, working from the waiting list, we begin external registration.
With respect to school admission, Kinhaven School does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, religion, socioeconomic status, family structure, language, or immigration status. All students must demonstrate proof of identity upon admission, per federal statute. Kinhaven School seeks to achieve relative gender balance within the composition of the classrooms. How the Wait List Works
There is a $50 fee per child to be placed on the Wait List.
The Wait List for the 2020-21 school year will consist of those children who have not been placed during the current year (the 2019-20 list for the 2's classes became the 2020-21 list for the 3's classes, for example), followed by all other applicants. Wait List forms are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year; there is no lottery. If a child is placed in a class and has a sibling on a separate list, that sibling will rise to the top of his or her list.
A family may decline an offer of enrollment one time and remain on the Wait List. If a family declines a second offer, they must re-apply to remain on the Wait List. In either of these cases, the child is rotated to the bottom of the Wait List.
Parents may register a child for an available class, and then wait list the child internally for a different class (i.e., a child registered for 3 days per week who prefers 2 would then be next in line should a 2-day slot become available).
Registrants must complete enrollment forms and submit a $100, new student registration fee at the time of enrollment. (Registration of additional children within the same family is $35 per child.) A one-time $750.00 refundable deposit and the first tuition installment are due upon registration to secure your child’s enrollment. Openings are filled as they arise during the school year.
Enrollment for the summer program is conducted separately in mid-February. Attendance in the summer program is independent of the academic year, and does not result in any preference for placement in the academic year.