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2024 Primary Summer

Primary preschool summer program

Summer Primary (3-5 year olds*)

Enroll in Summer

*Children who have finished Kindergarten should enroll in the summer Elementary program.

Summer at The Children’s House is the perfect blend of our prepared Montessori environments and a distinctive flavor of summer fun. Campers enjoy a variety of engaging activities within the familiar Montessori environment and curriculum. Some weeks will include special guests including storytellers and musicians! This year we are excited to have three Primary classrooms so children can enjoy smaller class sizes and increased consistency in their school-year environment. Primary Guides Taylor Vancil, Chelsea Seals and Kristi Johnson will spend the warm days with our group.  

Weekly Highlights Include:

  • Balance Bike Program every Monday morning! We provide the bikes and helmets (you may bring your own balance bike or helmet from home).
  • Splash days every Thursday (weather permitting) including sprinkler fun.
  • Cooking
  • Crafts
  • Gardening
  • Bike parade on July 3rd in celebration of Independence Day week. 
  • Pizza Wednesday - each Wednesday of Summer, we will order cheese pizza for all the Primary and Elementary campers. To order, please use the Boonli lunch ordering system, instructions will be included in your welcome packet. 
  • Guest programs include music, storytelling, and more!

The Summer Primary program requires a 7-week minimum sign-up and is first offered to Children’s House students who are enrolled for Fall 2024. Students who are not enrolled for Fall 2024 may check on availability in early April by contacting Kim Gallagher.

Weekly Session Rates: 

3 and 4 day schedules must be consecutive days and consistent each week. 


3 Full days



4 Mornings



4 Full days



5 Mornings



5 Full days



    • Early care is available from 8:00 AM to 8:30 AM and should be selected on your registration form. There is no aftercare this summer, the school is open from 8 AM to 4 PM. Morning carline will run from 8:20-8:40 AM and afternoon carline will be from 3:40 to 3:55 PM. 
    • Al-a-carte early care may be available by contacting Kim Gallagher or Marty Miklos. 
    • This program is a 9-week program. We will be off on Thursday, July 4th and Friday, July 5th. The Summer program ends on Friday, August 16th. 

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    Billing Information

    • DEPOSIT: A $100 deposit is due for each camper at the time of registration. Payment of this deposit does not guarantee your spot.  
    • CONFIRMATION: Once your registration has been received, we will send you a confirmation for your schedule, a supply list, and health and emergency forms that need to be completed and returned to the Admissions Office.
    • CANCELATIONS AND SCHEDULE CHANGES:  All summer tuition will be refunded if enrollment is canceled or modified in writing by May 24, 2024. Neither the deposit nor the tuition will be refunded for cancelations after May 24. Schedule changes will be accommodated based on class availability.
    • LATE PAYMENT CHARGE: A late charge of $15 per month is assessed when the balance due is $25 or more and payment has not been received by the 11th of the month it is due.
    • RETURNED CHECK CHARGE:  A charge of $20 is assessed for all checks or EFTs returned because of insufficient funds or invalid account numbers.
    • LATE PICK-UP CHARGE: A fee of $25 is charged if your child is picked up after our 4 PM close time.
    • A LA CARTE CHILDCARE:  Is not available.
    • SUMMER SESSION CALENDAR: June 17 to August 16th, 2024. The school is closed July 4th and 5th in celebration of Independence Day.