Answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about Langley Forest School. If you have any other questions, please contact us anytime by email: Learn@langleyforestschool.com

How old does my child need to be for Preschool?

Preschool children must have their 3rd birthday at least 3 months prior to their first day of school, and MUST be potty trained at least 3 months prior to their start date as well.

SAPLINGS must be 5-7 years of age or Kindergarten eligible to grade 2 at the start of the class (depending upon whether you are applying for the Spring or Fall programme). SAPLINGS cannot be older than 7.

Applications can be submitted at any time. Once your application and application fee have been received, your child/infant/baby will be placed on our wait list for their relevant enrolment year. You must be capable of submitting your child’s birthdate (cannot apply while pregnant).

When you apply, your child will automatically be placed on our waitlist in time and date-stamped order. We have a 3 tier registration process for Preschool and OEDs beginning with Tier One – returning students; Tier Two – siblings and alumni siblings and LFS preschool alumni; Tier Three – new applicants. Children are offered an opportunity to register in the order in which they were waitlisted within their tier.

Once a spot becomes available, we will contact you by email, and you will have 7 days to accept, defer or decline that spot. If we do not receive your response within 7 days, your spot will be given to the next child on the wait list. Students are offered spots in the following order:
1. Current students who wish to return (Preschool – end of Jan; OED – end of each term)
2. Siblings of current students or alumni and LFS preschool alumni (Preschool – Beginning Feb; OED – 3 mths prior to next term)
3. New applicants (Preschool – mid Feb- Apr; OED 2-3 mths prior to next term)

It is Langley Forest School’s philosophy to be an inclusive school with integration as our main method of inclusion, however, there are certain limitations given the outdoor education format. Each child will be met with prior to final enrolment to ensure that they can be supported appropriately.

Yes, your child can attend with a peanut allergy. Be aware however that there are tree nuts all over the forest floor and avoiding those would be quite impossible. Of course we don’t encourage children to put them in their mouths.

Note: Due to Covid-19, no school visits will be scheduled in the immediate future.

We run an annual mock day in Spring so that you and your child can take a peek at what learning outside looks like! Check here for upcoming dates for our Mock Days. We also provide observation opportunities for educators and education students. Professional Observation Days are held in most months.