Frequently Asked Questions

What are the age requirements for Mrs. Alexander's School?
Preschoolers must be 2.9 years of age to be eligible for attendance in preschool. Children entering the kindergarten program must be 5 years old by August 31st or age-appropriate for their particular school system.

Mrs. Alexander's School admits children ranging from 2.9 years through kindergarten age.

What are the school hours?

8:00 a.m. Early Drop-Off
8:45 a.m. Arrival Time
10:30 a.m. Snack Time (provided by school)
11:45 a.m. First Dismissal and Beginning of Extended-Day Program
12:00 p.m. Lunch Time (provided by home)
1:45 p.m. Quiet Time (no dismissals allowed until 3:00 p.m.)
3:30 p.m. Snack Time (provided by school)
5:00 p.m. Final Dismissal

What is the student to teacher ratio?
The ratio is never more than 10:1.

Are there Parent Events at Mrs. Alexander's School?
There are four “Open House” events scheduled during the school year. “Welcome Night” in October is a time for parents to meet each other and to visit the classrooms. In December there is a “Holiday Party” for parents and children to enjoy together. In the spring all parents are invited to “Parent’s Night”, a special time for parents to visit the school and to share an evening planned for them by the staff and children. “Evaluation Day” in the spring is a time for parents and educators to meet and discuss their child’s progress throughout the school year.

Can parents volunteer at Mrs. Alexander's School?
We invite parents to visit the school any time during the school year. We have established a parent-volunteer program in which parents assist teachers with projects that require close supervision. This enables us to offer a full program of enrichment
and provides an opportunity for parents to learn about the school.

When are Parent-Teacher Conferences held?
It is extremely important for teachers and parents to have opportunities to exchange information which will be helpful in understanding each child. Individual "Parent-Teacher Conferences" are scheduled in January for Kindergarten and in the spring on Evaluation Day for all students. This will be an opportunity for us to share the progress of each child. Parents are strongly urged to participate. Other conferences may be arranged as the need arises.

What information will we receive at home once our child is enrolled at at Mrs. Alexander's School?
Each month your child will receive a copy of Mrs. Alexander's School Newsletter via email. This will contain a note of general information from the director as well as from each teacher. September's newsletter will also contain a brief description of each teacher's
background. Your child will also bring home a monthly calendar which will contain the events scheduled for that month at school.

How can we visit the school if we are interested in attending?
Children come with their parent(s) for a scheduled visit. If they are interested in attending Mrs. Alexander's School they may complete an application form in order to get on the waiting list. Children are accepted in the following order:

Children who are presently enrolled and who wish to return for the next school year.

Siblings of children already enrolled.

Children from families who have had children at Mrs. Alexander's School in previous years.

Children from waiting lists.

Is there a lunch/extended day optioned offered?
Yes, extended day can be used from 11:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. for a fee of $10 an hour and billed at the end of the month.

Is there an option for early morning drop-off?
Yes, we offer early morning drop-off daily at 8:00 a.m. for $10 a day.

Do you allow foods with nuts at Mrs. Alexander's School?
Mrs. Alexander's School is a nut-free environment. Please be aware that this means that any food that enters the school must NOT contain nuts OR nut traces of any sort. Due to the rise in number, and the severity of nut allergies, we feel that being nut-free ensures a safer environment for your children. Please make sure you check the ingredient content of any snacks you bring in, as well as in your child's lunch.