Miscellaneous one time (non-refundable) fees
P.C.P.O membership dues $15.50, Craft fee: $72.00,Background Check $5 (for new families entering The Carl) There is a 25% reduction in tuition for Shaarie Torah members and $25 multiple sibling discount Reduced tuition available if state guidelines are met.

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The Preschool fees are an important element of the budget to provide

a quality education for your child. The tuition fees are reassessed each year and the tuition and fees for the school year are listed below.  All fees due at registration:


2019-2020 Tuition and Fees  

  • Non refundable Registration Fee $90
  • T/TH 9:00-11:30 2.5-3 year olds $180 month
  • T/TH 9:00-1:00 3-5 year olds $200 month 
  • M/W/F 9:00-1:00 4-5 year olds $250 month

    M-F       9:00-1:00       4-5 year olds      $450 month

    Add an extra day $125 per month

    Early Drop Off 8-9am: 2 day:$55, 3 day: $80, 5 day: $130

  • Opt out of Parent helping $760 per year​​

After Care
After care, from 1pm-5pm, may be available. Please contact preschool@shaarietorah.org for more information

Send us a note to request an application or more information.  Our membership coordinator is happy to talk more with you about our school.



Click here for info about our Open Houses

Children must be 4 by Sept.1 to be eligible for the M/W/F class, to coordinate with the Portland Public Schools cut-off date. Portland Public Schools do not waive the age cut-off unless a child tests one and a half to two years above age. Admission shall be based on; birth date, gender ratio and number of students in the class. For the T/TH class your child must be 3 by Dec.31st. 

Director/Teacher makes enrollment placement decisions and may in her sole discretion make exceptions.

Dates to remember: 

  • Priority Enrollment for Jewish and Returning Families starts January 15th 
  • Enrollment for New Families starts March 1st 
  • Acceptance Letters - the first round will be sent out March 30th 
  • Spring Open House will be March 18 & 19, 9:30-11:00 a.m. 


To enroll your child:

1  Priority enrollment and registration begins for returning families in January of the year in which your child will begin school. New family enrollment and registration begins in February. Click here to download an enrollment packet and application.
2.  Completed applications are returned to the Shaarie Torah office with the $90.00 non-refundable registration fee.  After the application is processed, the Membership Coordinator will notify you by mid March as to whether or not your child has been admitted. Children are admitted based on; birth date, gender ratio, and numbers of students in a class in accordance to the by-laws. We maintain a waiting list and will inform you of openings as they occur. 
3.  Visits to observe the class may be made through our Membership Person. We have Open Houses and “Round-up’s” where you may visit and observe the preschool “in action” with your child.  
4.  Registration information packets will be sent out in late August, along with school start (Sept.) and ending (May) dates.