Our School Year Schedules and Tuition

The school year begins in September and ends in early June and follows the Montgomery County Public Schools with respect to holidays and emergency school closures. 

Nursery School Daily Schedule

Age (by September 1st) Schedule Class Name
2s/3s Th, F 9:00–11:30 Bugs
3s/4s M-W 8:30–11:30 Leaves
4s/5s M-F noon–3:00 Tracks

Monthly Tuition for the 2017-2018 School Year

Tuition increases are proposed and voted on in April of each year which then take effect the following school year. Tuition increases will range from 1.5% to 5%.

Class Name Bi-Weekly Co-oping Weekly Co-oping Annual Program Fee
Bugs (2s/3s) $ 217 n/a $ 101.50
Leaves (3s/4s) $ 351 $ 282
(limited options)
$ 152.25
Tracks (4s/5s) $ 562
(limited options)
$ 457 $ 253.75

Program Overview for the Parent Participation Nursery School Program (The Cooperative School)

The Cooperative School’s distinctive brand of progressive education rests on two pillars—attracting creative, innovative, professionally trained educators, and welcoming and guiding engaged parents.

Our staff consists of a School Director/Head Teacher, who also leads the 3-4 and 4-5 year old classes, a lead teacher for the 2-3 year old class, and contracted teachers for music and movement. Our teachers hold higher degrees and are regularly engaged in enriching and improving their practices.

Parents are trained to work, or “co-op,” in their child's classroom on a bi-weekly or weekly basis. Parents are required to attend monthly membership meetings, which feature training sessions, assume administrative roles essential to the School’s operation, and participate in our fundraising efforts.

Summer Camp Program (Tink)

Tinkering at the Cooperative School, known as Tink, is scheduled for five week-long sessions in the Summer. It does not require co-oping. Tink is designed for elementary school-age children, ages 5 through 10. Children must be 5 by January 31, 2018. Registration opens in early February.

 The cost of 5-day Tink session is $300/week.

Tink Session I June 18 – June 22
Tink Session II June 25 – June 29
Tink Session III July 9 – July 13
Tink Session IV July 16 – July 20
Tink Session V July 23 – July 27