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Programs and Tuition

Early lessons in behavior are natural at Sandy Hill, where respect for the child's own needs and the feelings of others are always valued.

If you could describe "childhood," what would it be? Our curriculum is filled with art, music, movement, drama and storytelling, cooking, science and nature, writing and math readiness activities. And just as important to a child's development we offer...mud, sand, water play, and lots of free play. We leave plenty of open spaces in our time together, so children may take the initiative to explore what interests them most, working individually, in small groups, and as part of a large group.

 

Our classrooms are nearly always open to the outdoors, thanks to our beautiful weather and mild climate, which encourages children to explore, play, and express themselves creatively.

 

Parents participate regularly in school activities, assisting in classrooms, working on committees, helping in friendraising and fundraising, and attending work parties. We all bring ideas, curriculum materials, homemade snacks, and creative energy to the classes.

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Two Year Old Classroom

Our Two Year Old program offers an opportunity for children ages 24+ months to experience preschool life at Sandy Hill with a low 1:4 ratio and small group size of 8 children. Children are not required to be toilet learned to attend this program. 

Hours: 8:30 am to 12:30 pm

Tues/Thurs: $560 per month Waitlist available

Mon/Wed/Fri: $840 per month 

Monday-Friday: $1400 per month Waitlist available

Three Year Old Classroom

Preschool Jr. is for children 36 months or older who are toilet learned prior to enrollment. 

Hours: 8:30 am to12:30 pm.  

Tues/Thurs: $560 per month Waitlist available

Mon/Wed/Fri: $840 per month 

Monday-Friday: $1400 per month Waitlist available 

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Preschool Classroom

Children continue their growth as they prepare for kindergarten. Students in this class are typically 3.5-5 years old. 

Hours: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm with extended day options available until 1:30 or 2:30pm daily. 

Tues/Thurs: $520 per month 

Mon/Wed/Fri: $780 per month Waitlist available

Monday-Friday: $1300 per month Waitlist available

Preschool with Adventure Days

Preschool with Adventure days class offers classroom-based preschool with regular off-campus nature outings. Children are mixed ages from 3.5 to 5 years.

 

Off-campus adventures are guided by knowledgeable and caring Sandy Hill teachers who introduce children to different local parks, trails and beaches. Children explore different environments and learn about local flora and fauna. 

Hours 8:30 am to12:30 pm.  

On-campus extended day options available until 2:30 pm except on Adventure Days.

Tues/Thurs: $520 per month Waitlist available

Mon/Wed/Fri: $780 per month Waitlist available

Monday-Friday: $1300 per month 

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Extended Day Care

Sandy Hill offers Extended Day Care (EDC) after the regular school day ends.

 

​EDC is from 12:30-1:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

Children generally spend these hours playing on Sandy Hill's large playground, supervised by Sandy Hill teachers.

This add-on must be paired with one of the preschool schedule options.

TTH is an additional $120 per month 

MWF is an additional $180 per month 

M-F is an additional $300 per month 

Extended Day Care with Enrichment Class

Sandy Hill offers various after-school enrichment activities throughout the year. Examples include music & movement, science, art, makers & builders, yoga, language learning, and more. 

Enrichment class includes Extended Day Care until 1:30 and classes run until 2:30 pm each day, M-F. Children must be 3 years or older and fully toilet learned to attend.

This add-on must be paired with one of the preschool schedule options.

TTH is an additional $280 per month 

MWF is an additional $420 per month 

M-F is an additional $700 per month 

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...And So Much More

Sandy Hill Families can look forward to events like our annual campfire at Moonlight Beach, Back to School Picnic, and Spring Showcase/Social event.

 

Grown-ups are welcome on our field trips to locations like the Encinitas Botanic Gardens and Birch Aquarium.

 

We also experience campus visits from local organizations like the Solana Beach Fire Department and Wild Wonders, who provide interactive wildlife education on our campus.

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