Frequently Asked Questions

What are the days and times for preschool?
To give parents maximum flexibility, we offer a range of options for preschoolers, including half-day, full-day and before and after care. Please visit our Hours & Options section of the Preschool Academics page for more information.
What are the age requirements for admissions?
Children applying for the morning preschool class must be three years old by September 1.  Children applying for the afternoon preschool class must be four years old by September 1. Children applying to kindergarten must be five years old on or before September 1.
What is the admissions process?
Depending on the age and grade of your child, acceptance into NPES requires a family or parent interview, a completed application form and a $150 non-refundable fee. For more information, visit our Preschool Admission page or K-8th Admissions page.
Does my child need to be potty trained before starting preschool?
Yes. Before starting preschool in the fall, your child needs to be fully potty trained.
Do you have a summer camp program?
Yes! We have Summer’s Cool for all NPES students from kindergarten through 8th grade and Junior Summer’s Cool for preschoolers.
What are the times of the school day?
Students who arrive more than 15 minutes before classes begin go to before school care. Students are allowed to go to their classes/lockers to unpack at the following times:


Grades Enter Building Tardy Dismissal Half Day Dismissal
K-2 8:30 8:40 3:10 12:00
3-5 8:25 8:35 3:15 12:15
6-8 8:20 8:25 3:18 12:15
What if I need to drop off my child earlier or pick him/her up later?

Before/after school care is available from 7:30 am until school starts and 3:30 to 5:45 pm. If you are bringing students in multiple grades to school, please drop off all students at the time given for the oldest student. Students who arrive at school before 8:00 am are required to sign in to before care, unless they are supervised by a parent/guardian. The fee for before/after care is $8/hour.

How is drop off and pick up handled?
NPES has a “kiss-n-go” drop off policy where middle school students serve as safety patrol during pick up and drop off and assist younger children with getting in and out of cars safely.
When is tuition due?

Tuition is due on the first of every month. Parents make payments for tuition and fees directly to Blackbaud Tuition Management (formerly, Smart Tuition) through their family account. Blackbaud Tuition Management assesses a $40 late fee for payments received after the due date. See our Tuition and Fees page for info.

What after school activities are available to students?
NPES offers an array of before and after school activities to students including band, musical theater, Model UN, computer coding, and basketball, to name a few. Visit our Beyond the Classroom page to learn more.
What happens if school is cancelled for snow or other inclement weather?
Every parent will receive an email and text message if school is cancelled for inclement weather. Additionally, we will post the information on our website and on every news outlet.
Is lunch provided?
Students in preschool through 8th grade may bring lunch from home. NPES also offers hot and cold catered lunches through Gourmet Gorilla. All recipes are taste-tested by kids during school visits by Gourmet Gorilla staff. To order lunches, visit Gourmet Gorilla and enter NPES school code no108. All lunches need to be ordered by Wednesday evening for delivery during the following week.



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To register for an Admissions Coffee please complete this Inquiry Form.

Please note that one week before the Admissions Coffee a Zoom link will be emailed to you.

Admissions Coffee Dates:

Wednesday, September 23
Wednesday, October 21
Thursday, November 19
Tuesday, December 8
Wednesday, January 13
Thursday, February 18
Wednesday, March 17

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Preschool Open Play

For families applying for our preschool program, we offer Open Play sessions, giving you a chance to visit the classroom with your child and meet the teachers. 

Please check back for Fall 2020 open play dates for the 2021-22 school year.

Sessions are from 9-11am

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