Frequently Asked Questions
Is there space available? Do you have a waiting list?
Because an ideal learning environment encompasses a variety of ages and genders, we do not necessarily enroll on a first-come basis.
After your visit to the school your child will be placed on a wait list until we: a) receive your Enrollment Contract, b) determine whether or not your student can be accepted, and c) determine whether or not there is space for his or her age and/or desired schedule. The school's admissions office will contact you as soon as possible after receipt of the Enrollment Contract.
May I visit the school?
We welcome visitors to the school from September through July. Visits are by appointment, preferably Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:30 to 10 a.m. To give you the most complete information possible, tours are with experienced faculty or staff and include the enrollment interview. Please call the school office at 505-242-3033 or email us to schedule a tour.
What is the tuition?
Please see the links to the tuition & fee schedules of the various programs at the top of this page.
Do you offer financial aid?
Financial assistance is available to the families of all current and prospective Escuela del Sol families. Funds for financial assistance to families come from the school's fund-raising efforts and from donations by generous friends and families of Escuela.
For information on financial aid, please click here.
Can my child come three days a week?
Although we recommend a five-day program, a three-day schedule is offered for children in the Toddler and Primary programs.
Are meals included?
For the Toddler and Primary classes, parents take turns bringing snack for the morning. The Family Handbook will give you more information regarding snack.
Lunch is available for a very reasonable fee through the Lunch Program. Fresh food is provided by Ms. Robin Day, who works her wonders in the kitchen at our Harwood Art Center. Parents are, of course, welcome to pack their child's lunch.