Preschool FAQs

How is your preschool handling the COVID-19 pandemic?

For the 2022/23 preschool year, we plan to remain open and in-person.

For virtual tours and open houses for the 2022/23 Preschool year, please click here to learn more.

The pandemic is constantly changes and as of right now (February 2022), we are finishing out the school year following the COVID-19 protocols of masking, air purifying, distancing, and cleaning.

For Fall 2022/23, we will continue to evaluate the situation and follow or exceed the state guidelines. As a school, we tend toward to choosing the safest path for our staff and children. It is our highest priority in this time of rapidly changing rules and guidelines. This section will update as we get closer to the school year and know what the guidelines will be. (updated February 2022)

How do I start the process of enrolling my child?

For the Fall 2022-23 program, you can take the following steps to register:

Complete the form here to sign up for Fall 2022-23 classes and pay the $75 here registration fee here. *the registration fee is refundable if we change the preschool due to COVID and you decide to withdraw.

Check out our main preschool page for availability, open house dates, and tour dates: https://scuola.us/preschool/

If you have any questions, please email info@scuola.us. This is another way to get the process started. Typically, we like to have the parent tour/observe the school, then complete the application paperwork, and pay the registration fee to secure the students spot in class. We are a small and flexible non-profit program, so we try to accommodate parents and students where they are.

For the 2022/23 school year, we are hosting virtual Open Houses/Tours.

Does my child need to speak any Italian?

No! We have kids with all levels of Italian – from none at all to fluent. It makes for an excellent mix of levels and learning. Our program is deeply child centered, so we work with the children where they are to immerse them in the language in a way that makes them comfortable.

What are the requirements for admission?

The child must be 3 years of age and potty trained. 

Do you provide food or snacks?

No, we do not provide food at the school. We ask that parents include a healthy lunch and snacks for their children, along with a bottle of water. 

Do you have an outdoor space?

Yes, the Ramona has a playground in the center of the building for outdoor play. 

How many kids are in a class?

The current student limit is 12. We aim to keep our classes small because we are a language based program which benefits from smaller sizes.

What is the cost?

  • 2-day option – $295
  • 3-day option – $430
  • 4-day option – $560

What are the payment options?

We calculate payments by day either on a monthly basis or paid in full at the beginning of the child’s enrollment. If you pay up front, you receive a 5% discount. 

*beginning 2020/21 school year, we will divide the annual cost equally across the year, prorating for mid-year enrollments.

Is there a scholarship program?

Yes, as a non-profit, we want people of all economic levels to be able to attend our school. Please email info@scuola.us to learn more about scholarship options.

Is there a vaccination requirement?

Yes. We do require that parents provide evidence of vaccinations, following the Multnomah County guidelines for vaccinations here: https://multco.us/school/school-immunizations. Email info@scuola.us for any questions or concerns.

What style of learning does the school use?

Look at our page on What is an Italian Preschool Like and What Does a Day Look Like to learn more. You can also schedule a tour of the school or come to one of our upcoming Open House events.