Application for 2018-2019


Wait List and Enrollment

Thank you for taking the time to find out about Ellwanger-Barry Nursery School.  If you are interested in any class at EBNS (T/Th, MWF, KinderGarden), we recommend that you consider getting on our wait list.  Because circumstances change for families during the spring, summer and fall seasons, we regularly assess openings available in each class leading up to the school’s September start date.  We use the three classes’ wait lists to notify families when availability exists. Your position on the waiting list determines when you will receive an email / phone call about an available place in the class.  Somewhat regularly, a placement becomes available in a class during the school year.

At the time of being notified that a placement is available for your child, we’ll ask you to accept or decline the spot.  Upon the receipt of your acceptance we’d send you a Welcome Packet to continue to enroll your child and welcome your family to the EBNS cooperative family!  At that time, a 25% Tuition Deposit would be due to secure your family’s spot. The Tuition and Involvement Information for 2018-2019 is below.

To get on a class’s wait list, interested families need to fill out an application and submit a $50 application fee ($25 for additional siblings, if applying for more than one child) to:

EBNS Registrar

4 East Henrietta Road

Rochester, NY 14620   

Checks should be made payable to EBNS.  The application fee is non-refundable and is not applied to tuition.  Please also be sure to fill out the two pages of the application. It would be much appreciated if you would kindly notify the Registrar at Registrar@ebns.org when you have mailed in your application so she can pick it up at the school.   

You will be notified by our Registrar once we’ve received your application.  If you would like to know how many children are on a class’s waiting list, or have any questions at all, please email Registrar@ebns.org or call the school at 585-633-8935.     

Thank you again for your interest in EBNS!  We look forward to receiving your application!  

Please note:  Limited scholarships are available based on financial need. Scholarship applications are available on our website at www.ebns.org. Please contact our Treasurer at (585) 633-8935 or treasurer@ebns.org for more details.

EBNS offers a cooperative nursery school and cooperative KinderGarden program in a multi-age educational setting for children ages 3 to 6 years old. It is recommended that families apply for their children in the program following the guidelines provided below, with exceptions made upon agreement between the family, our teacher, and the Registrar team. We also recommend that children be toilet-trained or in the process, though it is not required.

Annual Tuition/Involvement Information 2018-2019

                 Annual Tuition and Involvement Information for 2018-2019:
 T & TH Mornings Class
(For 3 to 4-Year-Olds)
M, W & F Mornings Class
(For 4 to 5-Year-Olds)
 M – F Mornings Class
(For 5 to 6-Year-Olds)
Dollar Cost $1,030 $1,450 $2,035
Time Involvement(ranges from an avg of 1-5 hrs per week, or 100 hrs/year) ·Parent Helper Days in the Classroom (~6-7 days)
·Parent Team Responsibility (possible Board position)
·Participation in School Fundraising
·Attendance at School and Community Events
·Parent Helper Days in the Classroom (~7-8 days)
·Parent Team Responsibility (possible Board position)
·Participation in School Fundraising
·Attendance at School and Community Events
·Parent Helper Days in the Classroom (~8-9 days)
·Parent Team Responsibility (possible Board position)
·Participation in School Fundraising
·Attendance at School and Community Events
A 15% discount off the lesser tuition is available for families with siblings attending concurrently.
Families of siblings in more than one class are responsible for the number of Parent Helper Days for the older sibling’s class.

EBNS is a small school and our budget is tight. We strive to keep tuition as affordable as possible so that our school is available to as many families as possible. If you have the means to make an additional donation to the school, please consider doing so. You will receive a receipt for your tax-deductible contribution. Your donation will help to provide additional supplies, help fund larger improvement projects, or go toward our scholarship fund. Please submit your donation to our Treasurer, (treasurer@ebns.org) with a note so that s/he can send you a tax receipt, or you can donate at: https://www.gofundme.com/fundebns.


Additional Information:

What Does it Mean to Be in a Co-Op?

Immunization Form/Physician’s Report Form


Email Registrar@ebns.org for a tour!