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Family Responsibilities

Girls playing on the playground during recess.

As a cooperative preschool, Spring Knolls relies on its member families to help our school run smoothly and successfully. A more detailed accounting of family responsibilities can be found in the Parent-School Agreement, which each family signs upon enrollment. An abbreviated overview of basic family responsibilities can be found below:


  • Attend Fall and Spring parent meetings (one member of the family)

  • Serve on an administrative committee (e.g. marketing, admissions, facilities)

  • Additional service work (approx. 5 hours)

  • Non-refundable registration deposit

  • Monthly tuition payments    


Additionally, parents may serve on our board of directors. Working alongside the school’s director, our board meets once a month, and is responsible for directing the policy, administration, and upkeep of Spring Knolls.


Parents are also invited to co-op, or help in the classroom, on a periodic basis. This is not a requirement, but families who choose to co-op receive a discount on monthly tuition.


While cooperative schools do require a time investment from families, they provide parents with a unique opportunity to actively shape their child’s community, and ensure it is a warm, nurturing, and creative space where all children can grow and thrive.  

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