We are currently enrolling students for our 2018-2019 school year. Please contact us to arrange a tour of the school. We look forward to hearing from you!

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New Families

Families who are interested in applying to Red Barn are asked to take a tour of the school and observe in a classroom before filling out an application. The school tour will give you an opportunity to understand how our cooperative works and to observe the teachers interacting with children. A parent tour guide is the perfect person to answer questions for interested families and point out all the wonderful things about our school. Families living outside of Massachusetts can be given a “phone tour.”

An application form and non-refundable application fee of $55 is required. Enrollment order is determined by when you submit an application. Acceptances will be made after November 15. Families offered a placement will be notified by the director and asked to let us know of their decision within a week. When the classes have been filled, families who cannot be offered a placement will be notified by the director and will be placed on the wait list. Families can call the office for information on wait list placement. New families are enrolled following the priorities outlined below (see Priority Enrollment Process).

Returning Families

Families whose child is currently enrolled at Red Barn are mailed contracts for re-enrollment in late fall. They must notify the director of their intention to re-enroll by submitting the contract and a non-refundable deposit of $500 by December 15.


Families with children currently enrolled at Red Barn who wish to enroll a sibling will be sent an application in late fall and are asked to return it with the application fee of $55. Applications must be submitted by November 1 in order to receive priority admission and class placement. Contracts for enrollment will be distributed and must be returned with the non-refundable $500 deposit by December 15. Only after we have this information do we know how many spaces are available to the general public.

The non-refundable enrollment deposit will be credited toward the fourth (last) tuition payment. The first tuition payment is due April 1.

Priority Enrollment Process

Priority enrollment to Red Barn is given in the following order if a contract for enrollment is received by December 15th:

  • Families whose child is currently enrolled at Red Barn
  • Siblings of children currently enrolled at Red Barn
  • Families who have previously enrolled a child at Red Barn (i.e., alumni)

Assigning Class Placements

Actual class placement is conducted at the discretion of the director to ensure age-balanced classes. Age ranges for class placement are approximately as follows:

2-day class: Toddlers/ 15 months

3-day class: younger 3-year olds

4-day class: older 3-year olds

5-day class: 4.0 years and older


Tuition for the 2017-2018 school year is:

2 day class: $2,400

3 day class: $4,860

4 day class: $6,165

5 day class: $7,335

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