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Program Facts

What are you doing to keep my family safe from illness?

We take the health and safety of your family and our staff very seriously. At check-in every day, all students must pass a health screening questionnaire (and temperature checks during times of high community spread). We undergo daily sanitization of the facility and materials. As always, hand-washing is a significant focus—especially upon entry, between activities, and before leaving. Our staff remains up-to-date on vaccinations thanks to an education campaign and incentives, and masks are worn during times of high illness spread or in case of any exposures inside the school.

What are El Sol's hours of operation?

El Sol's Boise Avenue and Brumback Street locations are open and available Monday through Friday, from 8:00am to 5:30pm. We do not offer half-day programming, though you are free to pick up at any time. 

Our sister preschool (at nearby Suntree Language Academy) is open 8:30am-5:15pm.

How much does it cost to send my child to El Sol each month?

We do our best to balance accessibility for as many families as possible with a deep commitment to providing teachers with good, living wages and benefits.

*Tuition, fees, and deposits are non-refundable.

What is the vaccination policy?

For the safety of our school community, El Sol requires that our students be up-to-date on the Idaho immunization schedule. We do not accept exemptions to this policy.

Where is El Sol?

We are located in two locations at 1403 W Boise Avenue and 803 W Brumback Street. Our sister schools are Suntree Language Academy, serving preschoolers through 6th grade at 1423 S Tyrell Lane, and Le Soleil, which serves infants and toddlers at 302 W Idaho Street and preschoolers within Suntree's building.

How does my family join El Sol's program?

Simply visit the "Enrollment" link at the bottom of the page, fill out the form, and submit payment of one lottery fee per child. Within a week, you'll get an email with confirmation that you're in our lottery waitlist pool along with more details about what that entails! You'll also be added to the informational email list for regular updates.

How do I schedule a tour?

It's easy! Private tours of our building are available several times a week during our students' outdoor play time, and can be booked by clicking here and paying the deposit to reserve a time ($20 of the $25 is refundable). There's a video tour available on that page, too! Tours of Suntree can be booked on their site.

What is a diaper subscription?

For families of diapering children who don't want to have to worry about remembering when to bring another case of diapers and wipes to school, El Sol offers an exclusive diaper subscription program. This subscription adds a fixed fee to your monthly tuition based on your child's schedule and in return El Sol provides unlimited quality, compostable diapers (in the appropriate size for your child, so you don't have to worry about growing out of a size before you run out) AND unlimited eco-friendly wipes for you while your child is in our care.

What is El Sol's food policy?
Is there a dress code?

All students need to come in comfortable, labeled, weather-appropriate clothing.

Preschoolers who continue on to Suntree Language Academy wear uniform tops or dresses every day but Friday, which helps encourage focus on the work and play at hand. Appropriate bottoms include pants or shorts and closed-toed shoes.

While we have a kitchen that's used in learning with toddlers and for special occasions, we ask that families provide lunch for their children daily. In order to make that process easier, we give each family a quality, insulated lunchbox as part of their enrollment. This lunchbox has separate insulated compartments that let you pack hot or cold foods for your little one that will still be delicious by lunch. Enrolled families can order backup lunchboxes below retail price directly from us. If a child enrolls with severe allergies, we may limit what can be sent for lunch.

For toddlers, we provide healthy, adventurous afternoon snacks as part of tuition.


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