Grace Lutheran School

Grow... Learn... Succeed 

For over 30 years Grace Lutheran School has faithfully provided high-quality affordable Christian education for preschoolers and kindergarteners. Our school has been the right choice for many families and we hope to be the right choice for you!

Now is the time to think about registering your child or a child you love for the coming school year!!! We have a lot of exciting learning acvities planned, based on current early childhood education expectations and our own years of experience working with young children.  Our goal is for your child's preschool years to serve as a foundation for a quality educaiton that lasts a lifetime. We are always exploring new ways to meet the needs of these kiddos and their families and would love to talk to you about preschool options for your child!

Interested in finding out more?  Call 206.878.2460 for a personal connection and answers to questions you may have. We look forward to chatting with you about what our program has to offer for your child!

Philosophy

"Childhood is a journey, not a race."  

We emphasize whole-child development with activities to enhance your child's social, emotional, spiritual, physical, and academic needs. With the central message that God loves each of us, your child will feel welcomed and loved in our classrooms. Throughout your child's school day, play will be interwoven with learning experiences, and the relaxed loving atmosphere will give your child a reason to look forward to coming to school each day!

 

Imagine your child... 

exploring God's world

sharing with others

practicing fine and large motor skills

expressing thoughts and feelings

listening carefully

being successful

discovering curiousity

loving learning

 

Through art, music, and physical movement, the Grace Lutheran School experience offers a well-rounded first school experience. Opportunities to hear God's word occur regularly, including during our monthly chapel time. Learning activities cover a variety of important content areas, including numbers and letters, shapes and colors, community helpers, personal safety, life cycles, and weather. Families are encouraged to participate in events at Grace such as the Back-to-School Ice Cream Social, Family Advent Night, the Community Easter Egg Hunt, Spring Art Show and Concert, and the All-School Picnic.

 

 

GRACE LUTHERAN SCHOOL ~ 2017-2018

22975 24th Avenue South - Des Moines, WA  98198 - 206-878-5048

Grace Lutheran School is a non-profit private Christian school.  Our goal is to offer young children a Christian environment in which to grow, learn, and

develop spiritually, physically, academically, and socially.  Classes are small with a certified teacher and aide in each class.  The classes offered are as follows:


2 Year Olds - Two Days

For children age 2 by August 31st, 2017

2 hours                 9:00 - 11:00 am                   T-Th                      $90 per month or $810 per year

As a classroom environment is not conducive to diaper changing, we expect that a parent will change his or her child immediately before class begins.  Please have your child wear pull-ups rather than diapers.  We work on potty-training at school during this two-year old class.

3 Year Olds - Three Days

For children age 3 by August 31st, 2017

                                  2 ½ hours          9:00 - 11:30 am        M-W-F           $160 per month or $1,440 per year

                     2 ½ hours          12:00 - 2:30 pm              M-W-F                  $160 per month or $1,440 per year

LUNCH BUNCH (per day fee)   11:30-1:00 pm     M-T-W-Th-F      $8 prepay; $9 drop in

*PM  ½ hour lunch option                                             M-T-W-Th-F     $3 prepay; $4 drop in    

Child will not attend Kindergarten for at least two years

Child must be toilet trained and able to manage toileting by him/herself


Pre-Kindergarten Options:

For children ages 4-5; child must be 4 by August 31st, 2017

Child will be eligible for Kindergarten in one year

A:  3-Day PK AM   

2 ½ hours             9:00 - 11:30 am                  M-W-F                  $190 per month or $1,710 per year

LUNCH BUNCH (per day fee)   11:30-1:00 pm   M-W-F  $8 prepay; $9 drop in (per day)

B:  5-Day - KINDERGARTEN JUMPSTART        

4 hours                 9:00 am – 1:00 pm            M-T-W-Th-F       $370 per month or $3,330 per year

C:  KINDERGARTEN JUMPSTART Choice Days
4 Days                                   9:00 am – 1:00 pm                            $320 per month or $2,880 per year

                                      M-T-W-Th-F

                                       (Please circle your choice of days)

3 Days                                   9:00 am – 1:00 pm                            $260 per month or $2,340 per year

                                     M-T-W-Th-F

                                  (Please circle your choice of days)       

Extended Day Options

3 ½ hours                             11:30 am – 3 pm                               $20 per day (includes Lunch Bunch)

                                     M-T-W-Th-F

2 hours                                  1:00 pm – 3 pm                               $12 per day

     M-T-W-Th-F

Please see the reverse side of this form for all the details about
LUNCH BUNCH and KINDERGARTEN JUMPSTART and EXTENDED DAY!!

A $125.00 non-refundable and non-transferable registration/supply fee for Preschool is due at the time of registration. 

First month’s non-refundable and non-transferable tuition is due by May 6th, and the last month’s tuition is due by the first day of class in September.  The last month’s prepaid tuition fee is refundable by Grace Lutheran School if 30 days’ notice is given prior to a student leaving school before the school year is complete.

The yearly tuition may be paid monthly or in one installment. Tuition is due even if there is an absence due to illness, vacation, or weather-related school closures.  Parents will receive opening day information in the mail during the month of August.

 

A $20.00 non-refundable playground maintenance/development fee is due by the first day of school. 

 

 

Check out MORE options for your kids @ Grace Lutheran School!!

 

LUNCH BUNCH

Many parents would like an extra option for their kiddos to spend more time at Grace Lutheran School…. And maybe have time to get a few errands done or meet a friend for coffee while their kids are in school!

We offer a LUNCH BUNCH option for preschoolers ages 3 and up.  Your child can attend our LUNCH BUNCH from 11:30 am -1:00 pm for a $8 prepay or $9 drop-in fee.  You provide the lunch – we provide the fun!  Kids will eat and interact together, then spend the rest of the hour with stories, activities and more.  LUNCH BUNCH fees need to be pre-paid or paid on the day of service for “drop in”.

KINDERGARTEN JUMPSTART

All of our PK classes are designed to prepare your children for Kindergarten, but in this rapidly changing world, who doesn’t want their kids to have an extra boost of confidence, independence, and preparedness?  KINDERGARTEN JUMPSTART is a great way to help your child be even more ready for the Kindergarten experience after leaving GLS.  Our 4-hour Kindergarten Jumpstart offers more time each day to help your child explore and discover even more about Math, Reading, Science and the Arts.

We’ve designed this portion of our program with our PK-K Connection with the Highline School District and WA KIDS, in mind. 

You choose the days whether 3, 4, or 5 that work best for your child, your family and your work schedule.

EXTENDED DAY

Many families need an extra hour or two for their children each day, whether they have a new baby at home, a parent who works nights and needs a few hours of quiet time to sleep or to help offset the hours of their work schedule.  Grace Lutheran School would like to help fill that gap with a new option for an EXTENDED DAY.  This multi-age option is for 3, 4 and 5 year olds and will be in a different classroom with a different teacher than their regular teacher.  Time available from 11:30 am - 3:00 pm for our 3 year olds and 3-day PK classes that end at 11:30 am; from 1:00 -3:00 pm for our Kindergarten Jumpstart and Choice kids. 

Students must preregister for this EXTENDED DAY option as there will be a limited number of spaces available.  See fees and schedule for more information.

Questions?  Not sure if this option would be a good fit for your child?  Let us know – we’re excited about our program options and would love to help you find the perfect fit for your child at Grace Lutheran School!