In addition to our Parent and Me Class (children and caregivers attend together), we have programs for children who are 30 months as of September up to age 5.

Admission Policy

SMCC Nursery School is open to all children regardless of race, creed, ethnic, or cultural background. SMCC Nursery School serves children from ages two and a half to five years of age. The school is licensed for 75 children per day. We begin the enrollment process in October for the following school year, which runs from September through June. Priority enrollment goes to members of the San Marino Community Church, siblings of current or alumni students, and children of alumni students.

Tours take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 am or 11:00 am, and are arranged by appointment. You may email or call 626-282-4186 to make an appointment. Applications must be accompanied by a $75.00 non-refundable Application Fee. Upon acceptance, families will receive a letter with a deposit amount based on the desired schedule. A space is held for a child upon receipt of the Deposit, and is only refundable if the family notifies the school of a wish to withdraw by May 15.Families wishing to enroll a child in the program must fill out a complete set of paper work. Vacancies in the program are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

SMCC Nursery School is committed to incorporating and celebrating diversity on our program. The program recognizes and accepts each child’s individual uniqueness. Our enrollment is available to all children whose inclusion enriches the program in many ways.All families are encouraged to share various aspects of their cultural heritage as part of our program. Stories, songs, and recipes from families’ culture enrich our program and strengthen the link between home and school.

SMCC Nursery School recruits children through a variety of methods such as fliers, newspaper advertisements, and referrals from parents and local agencies.

Class Age Range
Parent and Me 18 Mo. To 2.5
2.5s 2.5-2.9
Y3s 2.7-3.5
3s 3.0-3.9
4s 3.9-4.5
Pre K-TK 4.9-5.5

*These age ranges are general guidelines.

Please download, fill out, and submit our Application Form. You can mail this form, along with your $75.00 Application Fee to Admissions Director, SMCC Nursery School, 1750 Virginia Road, San Marino, CA 91108.

If you have application-related concerns, contact us at 626-282-4186.