Q. Can I still register my child for the current 2020-2021 school year?
A. Our 2020-2021 registration is closed. We will not add any new students for the remainder of the year.
Q. Will you have any tours for the 2021-2022 school year?
A. You are welcome to request a private tour (email our Director here):
Q. What are the registration eligibility requirements?
1. Children must be 3-years-old by August 31, 2021 and potty-trained to be eligible for the Caterpillar program (3’s program). Children must be 4-years-old by August 31, 2021 and potty-trained to be eligible for the Butterfly program (4-5’s program).
2. Health History and Enrollment Forms: In accordance with Washington State law, all children attending Sunnybeam must have received the medically verified required immunizations to attend preschool as recommended by the Washington State Department of Health. Sunnybeam follows the Mercer Island School District policy that requires parents and the child's physician to sign a claim of personal exemption if your child's immunizations are incomplete. Sunnybeam also requires that all health, release and enrollment forms be completed and returned to the school by the Friday before the first week of school.
Q. What is the process for accepting children to Sunnybeam?
A. Sunnybeam preschool has a non-discrimination policy. Current Sunnybeam students, their siblings, and then children of alumni are given priority, in that order, followed by a first-come, first-served general registration.
Q: What is Sunnybeam's non-discrimination policy?
A. Sunnybeam School does not discriminate in admissions, educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, or school administered programs on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, sex, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a child with a disability.
Q. How do you conduct your registration?
A. Current students, their siblings, then children of alumni are given preference, in that order. Sunnybeam then opens up the remaining spaces for first-come, first-serve general registration. For the Butterfly class, the selection priority is similar, except that first priority is given to current Caterpillar students who apply to the Butterfly class.
Q. How can I turn in my completed registration form?
A. For general registration, you may line up in the Sunnybeam parking lot (please remain in your car) the morning of February 5, 2021. Please see the parking map here. Our gates will open 7:00AM and we will be collecting applications according to the parking spaces in the map from 8:00AM-9:00AM. For your safety, please avoid lining up on Island Crest Way.