About School on the Green

On this page you will find answers to some of the questions you may have, as well as an overview of our preschool program and more about the Parent Cooperative school system.

Parent Cooperation: What is a Parent Cooperative Preschool?

A parent cooperative preschool provides an environment where families work together to create a positive learning environment for their children. Parents may volunteer at School on the Green on many levels. They may share in the planning, operation and maintenance of the school , participate in the classroom as substitute teachers or chaperone field trips. In addition, parents of enrolled students can serve on the board of directors , join a special event committee, or participate in annual fundraisers that are integral in the funding of the school.

As a parent cooperative preschool, the effectiveness of our program and ability to provide affordable tuition depends in part on the extent to which it can successfully involve parents. Over the course of the school year many volunteer opportunities will be made available and posted throughout the school year.

Our Philosophy

School on the Green offers a flexible program within a planned routine, with plenty of room left for surprises and spontaneity. In a carefully created atmosphere, our staff encourages each child to explore materials and ideas, and find delight in discovery. The overall goals of the program consist of supporting, stimulating, and guiding the child toward competence, individuality, socialization and integration. Individual growth is stressed by encouraging children to achieve at their own pace. Parents and teachers work together to help each child realize their own potential and find joy in their first school experience.

Tuition

The tuition schedule for the 2016-17 year can be found here.