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Email Libre Drouin , Balch Nature Preschool director for more information.

Application and Financial Information

At the Balch Nature School, we nurture every child’s innate curiosity about the natural world through playful exploration and discovery in all seasons.

Children must be 3 years of age by September 1 of the year that they begin to enroll in the Balch Nature School.  Applicants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.  Prior students will be given precedence. We will notify you by mail of your child’s acceptance status.

We are in session from September through June, with school from 8:00 am until 1:00 pm.

Please download and submit your completed application form and payment contract. Your child’s place cannot be reserved until all forms are completed and received.

Deposit payment is required to hold your place in the program. Deposit will be returned to applicants not enrolled.

2024-25 Tuition

Days Attending2 Days3 Days4 Days5 Days
Total Tuition$3,884$5,830$6,996$8,161
Due with Application

For 2-day, voucher qualified students, deposit will be returned for a child still attending BNS on December 1.

Payment options

  • Annual payment 10% discount (due Aug)
  • Semi-annual payment 5% discount (due Aug 1 and Dec 1)
  • Monthly payments (first payment due Aug 1)