• Parent/Toddler 1 Day Per Week
    $80per month
    • Monday or Tuesday 9:00-10:30
    • Monday 11:00-12:30
    • > 2 years old by September 1st
    • Parent Participates Every Day
  • 2 days per week
    $354without committee
    • $279 with committee
    • Tuesday and Thursday
    • 9:00am to 12:30pm
    • > 3 years old by September 1st
    • Parent Class Participation 2 days per month
  • Pre-Kindergarten 3 days/week
    $476without committee
    • $401 with committee
    • Monday, Wednesday and Friday
    • 9:00am to 12:30pm
    • > 4 years old by September 1st and potty trained
    • Parent Class Participation 1 day per month
  • Outdoor Classroom
    $150per month
    • Tuesdays or Thursdays
    • 9:00am to 12:30pm
    • 4 years old by September 1st and potty trained
    • No Parent Participation
    • Must be enrolled in the MWF program

Program Details


The Parent-Toddler program at Sandy Hill is designed for children who turn 2 before September 1st of the current school year. We will meet on Mondays for 1 hour and 30 minutes each time. The daily schedule will include circle time with music/movement and stories, indoor and outdoor exploration, and snack. An important part of class will focus on parent education as well. Parents will have the opportunity to learn about their child’s developmental phases, acquire new positive parenting tools, and problem solve specific situations with a certified parenting instructor.

Program Goals:

  • Provide parents with a comfortable first step into their Sandy Hill preschool experience
  • Provide a support system and community network
  • Provide parents with an opportunity to observe their own child interacting with their teachers, other adults, and peers
  • Provide parents with strategies for understanding appropriate developmental stages for their child, behavioral challenges, as well as tools to redirect behavior.

Parents are expected to stay for the duration of the class with their child.

Class will be held in the Parent Tot classroom from 8:45 – 10:15, 10:45-12:15 and 12:45-2:15 on Mondays.   Class size is limited to 10 students and their parent. Cost is $80/ month.


Children must be at least 3 years old by September 1st to  attend two days/week (Tuesday/Thursday).  Children do not need to be potty trained.
Each family is responsible for participating in their child’s classroom at least twice each month.

May add an additional day (Wednesday or Friday).


Children must be at least 4 years old by September 1st and must be potty trained to attend the three day/week program (Monday/Wednesday/Friday).
Each family is responsible for participating in their child’s classroom at least once each month.


Extended Day Care (EDC) is available during the regular school year for $8.00/hr.

EDC is available 12:30pm – 2:30pm on Monday –  Friday.




Don’t miss out on the opportunity to have your child experience summer at Sandy Hill!!!

The summer program at Sandy Hill is full of art activities, fun social opportunities, and a relaxed atmosphere. This is a great opportunity for you and your children to experience and become connected with all Sandy Hill has to offer before the fall school year begins. For alumni, it is a great opportunity for your child to revisit a place where such special memories were created.


Themes Explored: The beach; 0utdoor exploration; Picnics; Camping; Travel and plenty of water play (time to whip out the swim suit).


There will be five sessions between July 16th and August 17th . Each session is for one week. Three options are available: 2 day (Tuesday and Thursday), 3 day (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) or 5 day (Monday – Friday). Alumni up to 3rd grade are encouraged to attend with younger siblings. Older siblings of enrolled students are also encouraged to attend with their sibling. It is a great opportunity for them to experience school together.


Registration is on a first come first served basis and is due no later than April 24th, 2019.


The summer program is offered at extended times for your convenience –

9:00 to 1:00

You will drop off in your child’s classroom (no earlier than 9:00) and will pick up after lunch on the playground (no later than 1:00)

Note: Late pick-up fee assessed after 1:00 P.M.*

*$10.00 per 10 minutes


How do I enroll?

The Summer Program is being offered to currently enrolled families first, and remaining spots will be offered to incoming families. Simply mail in (if you are an incoming family or alumni), or drop off (if you are a currently enrolled family) your registration forms along with payment.



Summer Registration 2018



2 days per week~ Tues/Thurs – $90.00 per 1 week session

3 days per week ~ Mon/Wed/Fri – $135.00 per 1 week session

5 days per week ~ Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri – $225.00 per 1 week session


What you need to know

 Potty Training: Children must be COMPLETELY potty trained to enroll in the summer program.

 Snack and Lunch Info:  An organic snack will be provided late morning and will consist of crackers and fruit. Please provide children with a water bottle. Children bring their own lunch. Sandy Hill currently has a policy against sodas, cookies, candy, peanuts (you will find many nut alternative spreads at your local grocery store) and other “junk food” items.

In order to prepare your child for their first day, I suggest you speak positively about Sandy Hill and all the fun things they will experience. You should also include your child with preparing their lunch. This can start with picking out a lunch box (remember to find one your child can open on their own) and shopping at the grocery store. The night before their first day at school/camp allow your child to help pick out what they would like in their lunch. If using plastic containers or Zip-Lock’s, practice opening. This process will allow them to take ownership of their belongings and develop self confidence.


The Sandy Hill After School Enrichment Class is an after school program for the enrolled Pre-Kindergarten children(MWF) at Sandy Hill Nursery School. The program provides an alternative afternoon activity that will engage the children and enhance their learning experience through a developmentally appropriate, “hands on” approach. We will stay true to Sandy Hill!

The Enrichment Program will be offered every Monday, Wednesday and Friday (unless otherwise listed) for Pre-K children during the school year.

Art 1:15-2:15

Science 1:15-2:00

Cost: $13/day

Outdoor Classroom

“In our bones we need the natural curve of hills, the scent of chaparral, the whisper of pines, the possibility of wildness” Richard Louv, Last child in the woods

What is the Outdoor Classroom? –   Each week we will visit a local park and explore the wilderness around us.

The class will follow the children’s interests and make discoveries to reach new summits. This will naturally lead to further investigations into native plants and animals. Building forts and group games will challenge social interactions as we re-enforce connections to nature. Using all of our senses and moving our bodies will strengthen self confidence and awareness of the world.


  • Taught by Miss Kacy and Miss Paula.
  • Held on Tuesdays or Thursdays 9:00-12:30.
  • Classes held at a few different, local locations, such as San Dieguito Park and San Elijo lagoon.
  • Children dropped off and picked up at park by parent.
  • The Outdoor Classroom is available to Sandy Hill families as well as families not enrolled in the co-op program.

“We need the tonic of Wilderness” Henry David Thoreau

2019-2020 Registration and fee details for Co-op Programs

Non-Refundable Registration Fee – Parent Tot $220
Non-Refundable Registration Fee – Tuesday/Thursday Co-op Program $631
Non-Refundable Registration Fee – Monday/Wednesday/Friday Co-op Program $814
Non-Refundable Registration Fee – Add-on Days  $225 per day
Non-Refundable Registration Fee – Outdoor  $225 per day
Late Tuition
Assessed if paid on or after the 10th of the month
Return Check $20
Late EDC Pick Up
Assessed after 2:30 pm
$10 per 15 minutes, including partial minutes.
For example, pick up at 2:50 pm would result in a $20 fee.
Late Summer School Pick Up
Assessed after 1:00 pm
$10 per 10 minutes, including partial minutes.

Registration fees are due 7 days from the date enrollment is offered.  Registration fee includes September and June tuition plus $100 administrative fee.  Tuition is due by the 1st of each month.  Please note: Extended Day Care (EDC) is available during the regular school year.

Sandy Hill Nursery School welcomes children of any race, color, national and ethnic origins. All children have access to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to the students at the school.

Enrollment priority is given to siblings and children of alumni parents.