Preschool FAQs

How do I start the process of enrolling my child?

For the Fall 2024-25 program, you can take the following steps to register:

Complete the form here to sign up for Fall 2024-25 classes and pay the $75 here registration fee here.

Check out our main preschool page for availability, open house dates, and tour dates:

If you have any questions, please email This is another way to get the process started. Typically, we like to have the parent tour/observe the school, then complete the application paperwork, and pay the registration fee to secure the students spot in class. We are a small and flexible non-profit program, so we try to accommodate parents and students where they are.

Does my child need to speak any Italian?

No! We have kids with all levels of Italian – from none at all to fluent. It makes for an excellent mix of levels and learning. Our program is deeply child centered, so we work with the children where they are to immerse them in the language in a way that makes them comfortable.

What are the requirements for admission?

The child must be 3 years of age and potty trained. 

Do you provide food or snacks?

No, we do not provide food at the school. We ask that parents include a healthy lunch and snacks for their children, along with a refillable bottle of water. 

Do you have an outdoor space?

Yes, the Ramona has a playground in the center of the building for outdoor play. 

How many kids are in a class?

The current student limit is 12. We aim to keep our classes small because we are a language based program which benefits from smaller sizes.

What is the cost?

  • 2-day option – $300
  • 3-day option – $450
  • 4-day option – 600
  • 5-day option – $750
  • Partial scholarships are also available – email for more information!

What are the payment options?

We calculate payments by day either on a monthly basis or paid in full at the beginning of the child’s enrollment. If you pay up front, you receive a 5% discount. 

*we divide the annual cost equally across the year from September through May, prorating for mid-year enrollments.

Is there a scholarship program?

Yes, as a non-profit, we want people of all economic levels to be able to attend our school. Please email to learn more about scholarship options. We want everyone to have access to the Italian language and our school, so please don’t hesitate to reach out and talk to us!

Is there a vaccination requirement?

Yes. We do require that parents provide evidence of vaccinations, following the Multnomah County guidelines for vaccinations here: Email for any questions or concerns.

What style of learning does the school use?

Look at our page on What is an Italian Preschool Like and What Does a Day Look Like to learn more. You can also schedule a tour of the school or come to one of our upcoming Open House events.