How to Register

ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS AND CLASS STRUCTURE

  • Children must be two by June 1, 2017 in order to attend ORNS in the fall of 2017. Children do not need to be potty-trained to enroll at ORNS.

  • Private preschool classes are offered for children at least 27 months of age (7 children per class) and 3 and 4 years of age (10 children per class). Each classroom has one teacher.

  • Private preschool/4K is offered for children 4 and 5 years of age. Each class has one teacher and up to 10 students.

  • Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) Public 4K is offered for children 4 and 5 years of age in the MMSD and Middleton/Cross Plains Area School District and a ratio of 10 students to 1 teachers is maintained in each classroom.

  • ORNS attempts to group children of similar age together in a classroom (ex: fall/winter birthdays and spring/summer birthdays) while maintaining an equal ratio of boys to girls.

WHAT DO I NEED TO SUBMIT IN ORDER TO APPLY FOR PRESCHOOL CLASSES?

  • Application for Preschool Enrollment
  • $75 (per family) non-refundable registration fee

We are able to create many different schedules by adding on Extended Care hours. If you need help figuring out how to create a schedule, please contact us.

DOES ORNS HAVE EXTENDED CARE PROGRAMS?

Regardless if your schedule requires a few half days of preschool each week, a 4K class, or five full days, Orchard Ridge Nursery School will most likely be able to accommodate your needs. We are able to offer a variety of options including many ways to extend your child’s day in a flexible manner to help meet the ever changing demands of today's families.

WHAT DO I NEED TO SUBMIT IN ORDER TO APPLY FOR EXTENDED CARE?

  • Application for Extended Care
  • $25 (per family) non-refundable registration fee

Extended care programs allow you to extend your child’s day before and/or after his or her preschool class. In order to receive priority status during placement, please submit these by the deadline listed. Extended care applications received after the deadlines will not influence placement. Please note that all children in extended care programs must be 3 years of age and potty-trained.

MAY I ARRANGE TO VISIT ORNS PRIOR TO SUBMITTING MY CHILD’S APPLICATION?

We would be happy to give you a tour of our school! To arrange a private tour, please contact us at either director@orns.org or 608-274-8407.

ORNS WAIT LIST

If you would like to have priority over other new families during registration at ORNS, apply to be on our Wait List. Fill out the following application and either drop it off at our school or mail it to us with the $20 fee.

ORNS Wait List Application - PDF