We enroll children throughout the year as we have openings. Some parents are interested in enrolling their child this year, while others are interested in observing for the next school year.
SCHEDULING A TOUR
We give tours of our classrooms on Monday and Tuesday mornings. If you would like to schedule a tour, whether you are “just visiting” or you are ready to enroll, please call (408) 251-8633 or send an email to make an appointment to visit our school. Plan to bring your child with you on the tour.
We do not schedule tours in the Early Preschool during the month of September in order to allow the children to settle into their new environment. In the Preschool, we do not give tours during the first two weeks of school. We are happy to schedule a tour at a later time.
During the tour, our Assistant Head of School will meet with you and your child. She will take you on a personal tour of the classrooms. She will explain our program, answer your questions, and tell you which class is best suited for your child and what openings are currently available.
ENROLLING IN THE CURRENT SCHOOL YEAR OR SUMMER CLASSES
Once you have come for a tour with your child and met with the Assistant Head of School, we will recommend the class that best fits for your child developmentally. If we have an opening in the class you are interested in, we will give you a registration packet with the paperwork to register your child. You may register your child as soon as you return all your completed forms and pay your fees.
If we do not currently have an opening, we will put your child on our waiting list, and we will call you as soon an opening occurs. If an opening does not occur this school year, you will be notified in February about our Spring Registration for the following summer and fall.
ENROLLING NEXT SCHOOL YEAR
If you are thinking ahead and would like to enroll your child at Mandala for the next summer or school year, we will put you on our Registration Notification List. In February, you will be notified with details of our registration process and the date of Spring Registration.
REGISTERING YOUR CHILD
If you are ready to enroll your child, you must first call for a tour with your child. You may also click the registration link to the right and complete the online form to begin the process.
To complete registration, you must:
- Take a tour with your child and meet with the Asst. Head of School
- Complete all the forms in the registration packet and return them with a copy of your child’s immunization record
- Pay the non-refundable Registration Fee
- Pay the Activity Fee
Many of these forms are required by state licensing and are necessary for the health and safety of your child. All forms must be completed before a child may enter school.
Once registered, you will be added to our online parent communication email list, and you will receive regular school updates and information.
CHILDREN WITH DIFFERING NEEDS
We strive to be an inclusive and supportive learning environment for young children. If your child has developmental delays or has a specific diagnosis or is receiving special services, please talk with us. We will explore with you what your child needs and whether our program will be the best fit for your child. We want every child to be successful. Often children with developmental differences who have achieved a certain level of skill can do well at Mandala with some modifications and supports as well as close communication with parents. We welcome meeting with you and talking with you.
Children are given a 2-week Adjustment Period in order to assure that Mandala is the best fit for a child, a family, and our classroom. If, after two weeks, it is determined by either party that our program is this not a good match for your child, we will happily refund your tuition for days unused, along with your entire activity fee. The Registration Fee is not refundable.
Come for a tour and catch the SPIRIT of Mandala!