Thank you for your interest in applying for our program! We hold our first Prospective Parent Tour in early fall of each year. This tour gives parents the opportunity to tour the school, meet teachers, and learn more about our program.

If you have any questions at this point in time, please email Cece at!

Tuition & Fees
Admissions Calendar

How to Apply

For information regarding admissions for the 2023-2024 school year please join us for a Prospective Parent Tour and Information Session on one of the following dates:

  • Thursday, October 5
  • Thursday, October 12
  • Friday, October 13
  • Thursday, November 16
  • Friday, November 17
  • Thursday, January 18
  • Friday, January 19

The session will include an informative presentation about the Reggio philosophy at St. John’s, a tour, and time for Q&A with the administrative team and several families.

We look forward to welcoming all Prospective Families! Please click here to apply!  Please feel free to call (202) 338-2574 or email Cece at with any questions.


Important Dates

Sibling applications are due October 31. All other applications are due January 31. In December and/or February, children attend scheduled playdates with their parents. Families are notified about admissions decisions by the beginning of March.


Children must be 2.5  years old by September 30 of the year they will enter preschool. Parents of children who do not meet the age requirement are welcome to visit, but the regulation, according to the District of Columbia, must be strictly enforced. Special consideration for admission is given to children of staff, and children whose siblings attend the preschool.

Tuition Assistance

Need-based Tuition Assistance Grants are available for families who experience financial hardship. As funds are limited, tuition assistance is not guaranteed. St. John’s Preschool uses School and Student Service for Financial Aid to process financial aid applications. Grants are awarded in the spring for the following school year. St. John’s Preschool accepts qualified families regardless of race, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, socioeconomic, or cultural background.

NAIS Electronic Family Guide