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Juniper Hill School Enrollment Information

If you are interested in enrolling your child(ren) at Juniper Hill School, our application and enrollment process for the 2019-2020 school year begins in February.

Tuition Rates*

The tuition rates for 2019-2020 are as follows:

EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAM (Nature Preschool and Kindergarten)

Nature Class: PreK (ages 3-4), Thursdays and/or Fridays

Nature ½ Day - $1570 ($250 tuition deposit)

Nature 2x 1/2 Days - $3120 ($500 tuition deposit)

Nature ½ Day + Full Day - $3720 (tuition deposit $500)

Nature Full Day - $3120 ($500 tuition deposit)

Nature Friday Only - $2160 ($500 tuition deposit)

Nature 2 Full Days - $5275 ($500 tuition deposit)

Seeds Class: PreK (ages 3-5), Monday-Wednesday (3 days), Monday-Friday (5 days)

Seeds Three Days - $6840 ($600 tuition deposit)

Seeds Five Days - $8830 ($750 tuition deposit)

Roots Class: (K, ages 5-6, 5 days) - $8830 ($750 tuition deposit)


ELEMENTARY PROGRAM (Place-Based Elementary School)

 Sprouts/Branches Class: (grades 1-2, ages 6-8, 5 days) - $8830  ($750 tuition deposit)

 Branches/Leaves Class: (grades 3-4, ages 8-10, 5 days) - $8830 ($750 tuition deposit)


*Siblings receive a 10% discount for the second (and third, and so on) child enrolled in the same school year (discount applied to the least expensive program/s).
*There is no longer a separate materials fee. Families are responsible for providing outdoor gear for all seasons as outlined on our gear lists. Lists can be found in the Family Portal after enrollment. Gear swaps are held among community families to help offset the costs of providing gear.



Monday-Friday Early Care 7:30-8:30am

Monday-Thursday Aftercare 3:00-4:30pm

Friday Enrichment 1-4:00pm (if there is a determined need)


Scholarships and Financial Aid

We are unable to provide tuition scholarships or financial aid at this time but we encourage you to reach out to school director, Anne Stires, to discuss any situation which might prevent attendance for family with a sincere desire to enroll their child at Juniper Hill School. However, we hope to offer scholarships and financial aid soon. 



The four-step application and acceptance process includes:   

  1. Fill out the application and send a $45 application fee. 

  2. Contact us to arrange a school tour or attend one of our 2019 Open House events:

  Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 10am-noon 

Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 10am-noon

Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 11am-1pm

3. Arrange a scheduled teacher-child-parent meeting time. 

4. Admissions decisions for new students begin March 15th until all spaces are filled. (Priority is given to returning students and their siblings.)


For more information, please contact: 

Anne Stires, M.Ed., School Director
Ph: 207-586-5711  
180 Golden Ridge Road
Alna, ME  04535