• Application Process

    The application process for the Grosse Pointe Public School System Child Development and Preschool Program has been designed to guarantee all applicants a fair and equitable opportunity. Parents should be aware of the application timelines. Listed below are the guidelines regarding the application process.


    Applications for the GPPSS Child Development and Preschool Program are available online and through the office 313-432-3809. The application period and waiting list for the 2019-2020 school year will close on December 20, 2019.

    The 2020-2021 school year application period is Jan 2, 2020-January 31, 2020. Applicants will be notified as to whether they have been accepted into the preschool program and if their choice school is available. Families wishing to tour the facility should schedule their visit prior to January 31, 2020.


    Enrollment confirmation must be made upon notification of your child’s placement in the GPPSS Preschool Program. Upon confirmation of admission, the non-refundable registration fee and first month’s tuition are due to hold placement. Families will be notified via the email address provided on the application on February 10, 2020.  Email responses either accepting/denying placement will be due by 6:00 pm on February 10,2020. Parents who fail to notify the Preschool Director(s) of their decision within the 24 hour time frame will be removed from the lottery pool. The family of the next child on the waiting list will be contacted. 


    Full Day Programs require a $100.00 non refundable registration fee and payment of first month's tuition due upon accepting placement. The registration fee is nonrefundable. The tuition is 50% refundable up to July 1, 2020. After July 1, 2020, there are no refunds.


    Half Day programs require a $75.00 non refundable registration fee and payment of semester one tuition. The registration fee is nonrefundable. The tuition is 50% refundable up to July 1, 2020. After July 1, 2020, there are no refunds.


    A lottery will be held for placement.  At the time of the lottery, all names will be pulled and assigned a number. Those names who do not receive a spot will form a waiting list in the order they were pulled. Applications submitted after the lottery will remain in the database until the original waiting list has been exhausted. In the event the original waiting list is exhausted, names will be pulled from the database based on time and date of submission.

    All placements approved will be based on space availability.

    Transportation is not provided; it is the sole responsibility of parents to transport their children to and from the preschool.

    Students requesting a preschool placement should identify which building or buildings he/she would like to attend, but requests for specific teachers will not be allowed.

    This is for placement in the preschool program only. Students will return to their neighborhood school (if their preschool placement is different) for K-5.


    PRE-K Waiting List 19-20


    Barnes ECC Waiting List 19-20


    Half Day Waiting List 19-20