2021-2022 Open Enrollment for In District Students: February 1 - March 8, 2021.
Please complete our online interest form:2021-2022 ACS Pre-K Interest Form
For more information, contact Polly Bolding: firstname.lastname@example.org, 828.545.1646
Children must be 3 or 4 as of August 31, and live in the Asheville City Schools district. Due to limited space, out of district enrollment will only be considered for ACS employees and children with siblings in ACS. Preschool hours are 8:00-2:30 Monday-Friday, and classrooms follow the ACS calendar.
Our Preschool classrooms blend the following enrollment options:
No-cost enrollment option for children who are 4 as of August 31 and meet eligibility guidelines:
NC Pre-K Maximum Income
Over-income applications may be considered for children with identified disabilities, developmental need, chronic health conditions, or limited English proficiency.
No-cost enrollment option for children who are ages 3 or 4 by August 31 and meet eligibility requirements:
Head Start Maximum Income
Fee-based enrollment option for children who are not eligible for no-cost programs. Childcare subsidies are also accepted at Asheville Primary School.
School Day (8:00-2:30)
Asheville Primary (Preschool and Montessori), Dickson, Hall Fletcher, Herring, and Jones
Staff Day - ACS Staff Only (7:30-3:30)*
*4:30 staff rates also available at all sites
Asheville Primary (Preschool), Dickson, Hall Fletcher, Herring, and Jones
Full Day (7:30-4:30)
Dickson, Hall Fletcher, Herring, and Jones
Full Day (7:30-5:30)
Asheville Primary (Preschool)
Locations to be determined
$525 or $700-$775 depending on hours
In addition to Preschool classrooms, Asheville Primary offers Montessori Pre-K/Kindergarten (3-6 year old classrooms). Montessori Pre-K slots are half School Day Tuition (see rates above), and half no-cost Scholarship slots for children who meet the NC Pre-K eligibility guidelines:
Montessori Scholarship Maximum Income
Families who are interested in Preschool enrollment for 2021-2022 should complete the online 2021-2022 Enrollment Interest Form during the open enrollment window, February 1-March 8. Preschool capacity is limited and varies by location and enrollment option, as each classroom has designated spots for tuition and income-based programs. Information received after the open enrollment window will be processed as received, based on capacity.
Tuition assignments typically take place in late March, using a lottery process by site. The online Interest Form is all that is needed to consider children for Tuition enrollment.
No-cost enrollment through Head Start and NC Pre-K require program-specific applications - click on each program for application forms and information. Preschool staff will contact families who have submitted online Interest Forms about next steps for Head Start, NC Pre-K, and Montessori Scholarship. These assignments are typically made in June, pending approved Head Start and NC Pre-K applications.
If you have questions about eligibility or next steps, contact:
Preschool Enrollment and Engagement Coordinator, Polly Bolding