Registration and Tuition

Tuition varies depending on the number of days attending the program. Tuition is billed monthly and is due on the first of the month. Please see the sidebar for current tuition costs.

Families enrolling at SCPENS are required to pay a nonrefundable $100 registration fee reserving their place(s) in the program. This fee is paid at the time of enrollment.

Parents, and other adult family members participating in our program, are parent education students and must register concurrently with Santa Cruz Adult School. The cost of the Adult School registration is $25 and covers all family members working in the classroom or participating in SCPENS meetings or events.

Program Fund

$200 is collected each year per family to pay for school supplies, school events, field trips, guest speakers, and basic operating costs. One fundraising event will be offered to offset this cost for those who prefer to raise the funds.


Our active fundraising program ensures the success of our school. Each family is expected to participate in at least two fundraising events during the year to help the school acquire the additional funds needed to support the program.

The value of preschool has been priceless in terms of my growth, patience, and understanding as a parent; and the joy experienced at school by my four boys.
– Thira W.
The co-op experience at SCPENS has been the single most important parenting experience I have had in terms of my relationship with my daughter, my whole family and community.
- Jesse H.
I can’t imagine motherhood without SCPENS.
- Claire S.
I love that you teach me a lot of things, like pirate maps.
- Rinoa (age 4)

Tuition Schedule

Days per week Monthly tuition
2 days $150 per child
3 days $205 per child
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