We welcome your child as a possible candidate for our preschool.
The Application for Admission and all items listed in Sections A & B below must be received one day prior to the assessment date you select on our Individual and Group Assessment form. All other supporting documents listed below should be received by the date given for priority in first round considerations.
Any supporting documentation received late or applications received after the initial entrance exams will be considered as long as vacancies exist. The teacher- student ratio is 1:12 (PreK-3yrs) and 1:16 (Jr.K-4yrs). However we may limit the class size ratio to a lower number as needed. Please read through our website for more information.
Students are selected for admission based upon our group and individual assessment of their readiness/ability to interact in group settings, age appropriate communication/language skills, previous conduct records and references from prior teachers and/or directors. Applicants must be completely toilet-trained and able to use the bathroom independently at time of testing. Due to our small class size, not all who qualify can be accepted. Individuals who show the greatest potential for success will be admitted.
A. APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION
A Preschool applicant must be at least [3 yrs. old for PreK] or [4 yrs. old for Jr.K] by August 1st.
Complete the application form. The following items should be mailed or brought in along with your application to our school office. Please make sure to provide copies of the requested documents as originals will not be returned.
$75.00 Non-Refundable Application Fee
Copy of Birth Certificate
Copy of Recent Progress Report
Individual & Group Assessment Form
B. INDIVIDUAL & GROUP ASSESSMENT FORM
Select the preferred date and time student will take the test and submit form with your application.
C. DIRECTOR/TEACHER REFERENCE FORMS
Complete, sign the top portion of form, and present to appropriate persons along with a stamped envelope addressed to: PHCA, 94-1044 Waipio Uka Street, Waipahu, HI 96797
Director References: Director of preschool should complete this form.
Teacher References: Current/most recent pre-school teacher should complete form.
The individuals who complete the forms should mail or fax (678-6607) it directly back to PHCA.
D. CONSENT FOR RELEASE OF SCHOOL RECORDS
Complete this form and submit it to your child’s present or most recent school. Make sure it is delivered in a timely manner as we will need the records requested by the due date above.
E. PARENT-STUDENT INTERVIEW
Interviews will only be scheduled with those who pass the assessment and have all supporting documents on file as required. Applicants are responsible for ensuring all paperwork is submitted to our office. Those with missing forms or needed documentation will not be considered for enrollment.
COST: Refer to the “Fees and Tuition” schedule for detailed information on fees and payment options that are available. Hot lunch, before care (from 6:45AM), and after care (until 4:30PM) are additional fees.
PHCA is on the School Collaborator’s List for the Pauahi Keiki Scholars and Kipona Scholarship Program.
Applicants confirm acceptance by returning the Letter of Intent, any other necessary documents, fees, and the non-refundable $300.00 deposit by the due dates on the Letter of Acceptance. Notice is given 30 days after completing steps A - E.