The Enrollment process at Hill & Dale Family
Learning Center begins with a Group Tour.
During the tour you will see our facilities and
learn more about our history, philosophy, and
programs. After the tour you are invited to
submit an application and a $100 nonrefundable
application fee if you feel Hill & Dale would be a good fit for your family.
Once the application is submitted you will
remain in our wait pool until a space opens up
or your child ages out of all of our programs by
starting Kindergarten. Group tours are held every September through January (once per month at each campus).
Apply for Selection
Our school year begins on July 1, so most new enrollments happen in July and August as children move up or graduate and space becomes available. Applications are due by January 31st to be considered for enrollment starting in July. By mid-March we begin offering spaces for enrollment in July to families in the wait pool.
The wait pool is not necessarily first come, first
serve. We strive to keep our programs diverse
and balanced so we offer spaces in our program to
children that best fit the needs of the program at
that time including the age and gender of the
We give priority to
siblings of current enrollees and alumni, and
families that attend our My Family & Me
program. These courses provide your family with
an opportunity to learn more about our program
and determine whether or not Hill & Dale fits
with your family’s philosophy toward early
childhood education. We also give priority to
families that live or work in Santa Monica as well
as those that work for the City, at the Colorado
Center, or with Watt Industries.
Once your child is offered a space at Hill & Dale, we try to give you a few weeks to make you decision. When you accept, you’ll submit at one-time enrollment fee to reserve your space. We will then work with you to pick a start date and transition schedule that works for your family.