We currently have an opening for a 3 or 4 year old child.
Please contact our Membership Chair, Paul, with questions about Hawthorne Family Playschool and tour information.
Download the HFP Application Form 2016-2017
About Our School:
HFP enrolls students ages 3-5. Our school day is from 9 a.m. – noon. This includes a family style snack, provided by families.
• Three-year-olds attend two days a week (M/W or T/Th)
• Four- and Five-year-olds attend three days a week (3rd day on Friday)
Our class size is 14 students (with three adults present). Children must be age 3 by September 1. We maintain a year-round waiting list.
Because children develop at different ages, we do not require toilet training.
About Our Selection Process:
As a unique, parent-driven cooperative school, HFP relies heavily on our families to eagerly and fully participate in our community. When we review applications, we consider families’ interests, talents, and skills as well as their enthusiasm for our program. We encourage families to share about themselves on the application.
If you have a particular interest or skill that you’re willing to contribute, please tell us about it. Families are responsible for assisting in the classroom as well as holding an essential job in running our school. In partnership with our director/teacher, we create a thriving learning community.
HFP is pleased to offer a sliding fee scale. In an effort to keep tuition affordable, we also fundraise as an additional source of income. Below are rates for the 2016-17 school year. We offer the following sliding fee scale based on each family’s annual household income. Our goal with the sliding scale is to balance:
- Cost of an outstanding preschool education
- Affordability for families
- Equity for teachers (fairer compensation)
|2-Day Class Monthly Tuition|
|$20,000 – $35,000||$163|
|$35,001 – $55,000||$184|
|3-Day Class Monthly Tuition|
|$20,000 – $35,000||$238|
|$35,001 – $55,000||$271|
|HFP tuition is based on Multnomah County income guidelines. More information available upon request. Rates subject to increase
3-6% annually every September based on Board approval.
Download the HFP Tuition Assistance Request Form
For Enrollment Information:
Contact Paul, Membership Chair.