• 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 2018-2019 school year will close on December 20, 2018.

    The 2019-2020 school year application period is Jan 2, 2019- January 31, 2019. 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, 2019. Full Day Programs require a $100.00 non refundable registration fee. Half Day programs require a $75.00 non refundable registration fee. 

    If there are more requests for admission than space available, a lottery will be held. 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.

    The waiting list for the 2018-2019 school year is now closed. 

    Applications are listed below for 2019-2020 school year:

    The application period for the 2019-2020 school year closed on January 31, 2019. The lottery was held on Thursday February 7, 2019. Applications before are for the waiting list unless noted otherwise.

    Waiting List for the Barnes Early Childhood Center Infants, Toddlers, Preschool Full Day 

    Waiting List for Half Day Programs at Richard and Monteith

    Waiting list for Pre-K Trombly, Ferry and Monteith