Enrollment and Admissions
Harmony School encourages a diverse enrollment. We do not discriminate based on race, creed, religion, color, or national origin.
We admit children into our school based on sibling priority, age and gender classroom balance, and waiting list standing. We do not require admissions testing, as many children do not exhibit their true capabilities on tests, although we do require that we meet your child before we begin the enrollment process. It has been our experience that children do very well in child-centered classrooms.
However, we reserve the right to deny admission to any child whose educational or emotional needs cannot be met by our program.
Our elementary admissions process differs slightly from our preschool program admissions process. Please reach out to the office with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
We invite parents to share their skills and talents with our students by helping with field trips and classroom parties, reading to the children, volunteering in the classroom, serving on the fundraising committee, or serving on the board of directors.
We schedule several parent and teacher work days each year during which parents contribute their time and energy toward landscaping, painting and the maintenance of our facility. We heavily rely on parental involvement, especially for fundraising and school maintenance projects. If you’re interested in learning how you can best serve Harmony School, please reach out to the office.
There is typically waiting list for enrollment. If you wish to apply to be on the waiting list, please click here to submit waiting list application. We recommend applying to be on the waiting list sooner rather than later, as there is no cost or commitment associated with the waiting list.
In order to accept a waiting list application, we do require that you and your child come in for a tour so that we can be sure we will be able to fulfill the needs of your child. While Harmony School will notify you when an opening becomes available, please feel free to check back with us from time to time.
Contracts and Enrollment Packets
Contracts are provided electronically to all enrolling families. Contracts for preschool students include the summer program. The summer program is optional for kindergarten and elementary-age students. Enrollment packets will be emailed to parents upon receipt of a signed Harmony School contract. We typically begin offering contracts to returning families each March, and then we begin offering contracts to families on the waiting list.
The school is supported primarily by tuition. We host few fundraising events during the year and do some grant writing to support special programs, equipment acquisitions, and building renovations.
Harmony School is a member of the ABC Block Grant Program sponsored by the South Carolina Department of Social Services, which offers child care assistance to families with financial limitations. To see if you qualify for tuition vouchers, please visit http://scchildcare.org/departments/sc-voucher.aspx
2020-21 Tuition Rates
• Preschool: 12 month program, June – May
• Kindergarten: 10 month program, August-May
• Elementary: 10 month program, August-May
• Aftercare: $175/month or $25/day
• Registration Fee: $300.00 per year, due at the time of contract signing.