McPherson Elementary School, 4728 N. Wolcott Ave., has scheduled an open house for a new tuition-based preschool for the 2011-2012 school year. The open house is at the school on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 5 – 7 p.m.
The program requires a minimum of 18 children born before Sept. 1, 2007, but no more than 20. Already, deposits for six students have been put down for the $10,640 annual tuition.
“McPherson has never before had a tuition-based preschool, although they had a Preschool for All in prior years that was taken away due to budget cuts,” says organizer Diane Ben-Avraham.
“It was a short program but it was free. The Friends of McPherson group is trying to bring more community families to enroll their children in the local school. They’re following similar paths that Waters [Elementary School] and Ravenswood Elementary [School] have done in the past.”
Additional information about the program can be found online here.