Enrollment Information

Applications are accepted after a tour of our school has been completed.

Please contact us at 617.926.0511 if you'd like to schedule a tour.

Enrollment Information

Children must turn three by September 1 of the fall they will be eligible for enrollment at Russell. Limited rolling enrollment is available for children who are 2 years, 9 months as of January 2022 and exhibiting preschool readiness.

Our admissions policy is to create classes balanced in age, gender and ethnicity. Children range in age from three to five and may attend three, four, or five days per week. There is a maximum enrollment of 20 children per day.

Russell Cooperative Preschool does not discriminate in enrollment or hiring on the basis of race, religion, gender, cultural heritage, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status or disability.

Parents of prospective students must tour the school and meet with a member of the enrollment committee before receiving an application. Tours are scheduled individually beginning in October. To request a tour, e-mail info@russellpreschool.org or call (617) 926-0511.


Tuition for the 2021-2022 school year is $2,780 per day that your child attends school. If your child attends school three days a week, tuition is $8,340 for the year.

Application Procedure

E-mail us at info@russellpreschool.org or call the school at (617) 926-0511 to arrange a tour. Optionally, as a time saver, feel free to fill out our inquiry form instead and someone from our staff will get in touch with you as soon as possible.

  • After touring the school, submit an application and $50 fee.

  • There are two enrollment periods: fall enrollment (October through late November) and winter enrollment (December through early February). A third spring enrollment period (mid February through early April) will be added if needed.

  • Once your application is received by the school, Russell will contact you to set up a Visit Day for your child.

  • Acceptance letters will be mailed out within 2 weeks of Visit Day.

Please note: If Russell School enrollment is filled during the fall enrollment period winter applications will continue to be taken for waiting pool status.