The Playschool at St. Mary's - Anchorage Preschool

PHONE & VOICEMAIL: 907-563-7840

2222 East Tudor Road Anchorage, AK 99507


The Playschool Application & Admission Process

The Playschool's age at entrance policy is consistent with the Anchorage School District timeline. This means that a child entering the 3/4 class must be 3 by September 1st and a child entering the 4/5 class must be 4 September 1st. Children must be potty trained and self-sufficient in the bathroom.

Registration forms are accepted thru mail, email, or delivered in person with the non-refundable $125 registration fee. The fee can be paid by cash, check or here on our website. Once forms and fees are received, families will be contacted to confirm the child's placement. The Playschool requests notification if a child will not be attending the Playschool after a child is added to a class list.

We offer a waitlist for each of our classes once spaces are all filled. No payment is required to be added to the waitlist. We always experience movement every summer and during the school year due to family relocations, etc. When openings become available, the families will be contacted in order. Once notified, two working days are allowed to complete registration and make the payments, after which time the space will be offered to the next child on the waitlist.

It is our policy that a child's class placement is for the entire year (September-May). Special requests for exceptions will be considered by the director.


Registration packages will be mailed to both returning and new students several weeks before school begins. All of the forms must be completed and brought to registration and orientation. The Playschool at St. Mary's requires that each child entering the program have documentation of a current physical exam including current vaccination records. Parents whose children are exempt from receiving current vaccinations for medical or religious reasons must file a Physician approved exemption form with the playschool office. This information must be on file before a child can begin Playschool. Any student who might be a contagion risk to the rest of the student body will be asked to leave school until they are cleared to return by a medical professional.

If a family is unable to attend registration and orientation on the designated day, they must notify the Playschool in order to reserve the child's class placement. At the end of the first full week of school, an unclaimed class place will be offered to the first child on the wait list.


Non-Discrimination Policy:

We recognize, value, and promote diversity. The Playschool will not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, gender, age, marital or military status, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, political ideology, genetic information or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law. The Playschool acknowledges and protects the rights of children, families, and staff to their own culture and to the customs, beliefs, and practices that comprise that culture.



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@ St. Marys

The Playschool at St. Mary’s honors children and engages families of all faith traditions, race, and national origins. As the first preschool established in Anchorage, we are pioneers of PLAY and offer three to five year olds a play-based, creative, and innovative curriculum.

2222 East Tudor Road
Anchorage, AK 99507

Phone: 907-563-7840

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