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AXIS Preschool

AXIS Preschool offers full-time or part-time program options and follows the AXIS School Year Calendar. Tuition rates are intentionally set based on our value of diversity across all areas, including socio-economic diversity and reflect average location rates.

*AXIS is not currently accepting CCAP.

 

  • The AXIS Preschool program includes:
    • Core Knowledge content delivered through play-based teaching and learning 
    • Daily language immersion in Spanish, French, or Mandarin
    • Preparation for the K-5 program
      • Enrollment in AXIS Preschool carries over to the tuition-free K-5 program.

Preschool Tuition Rates:

Preschool Schedule 

Monthly Tuition Rate 

M-F Full Time 

$800 

M-F Part Time 

$575 

M/W/F Full Time 

$495 

M/W/F Part Time 

$445 

T/R Full Time 

$385 

T/R Part Time 

$335 

Registration Fee 

$85 

 
 
The preschool program is the best preparation for the K-5 program and includes daily language immersion and Core Knowledge content delivered through play-based teaching and learning. 

For more information, families are welcome to participate in a Virtual Parent Meeting

Complete our Preschool Interest Form
or email familyprograms@axiscolorado.org for more information
 
 
Calendar

AXIS International Preschool operates on the same School Year Calendar- August through end of May- in alignment with AXIS International Academy Kindergarten through 5th grade.
 
A separate, summer and holiday childcare option (School's Out Days) is available from the end of May through August and some school holidays for children Preschool - 5th grade.
 
Preschool Tuition Rates:

Preschool Schedule 

Monthly Tuition Rate 

M-F Full Time 

$800 

M-F Part Time 

$575 

M/W/F Full Time 

$495 

M/W/F Part Time 

$445 

T/R Full Time 

$385 

T/R Part Time 

$335 

Registration Fee 

$85 

 
Enrollment and language class placement is first-come, first-served.
Children should be 3 years of age on or before the first day of attendance
and fully potty-trained.
The Unique AXIS Preschool Programming: Language Immersion and Core Knowledge
 
What sets AXIS Preschool apart? Language Immersion and Core Knowledge. Two highly beneficial elements synthesized in one program. AXIS Preschool includes 90+ minutes of integrated daily language immersion in Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, or French taught by a "partner language" teacher who is a native or native-like speaker with teaching experience. AXIS also includes the highly successful Core Knowledge Scope and Sequence. English teachers and partner language teachers work together to best meet the needs of kids. AXIS follows state guidelines on child to teacher ratios. Our French and Mandarin classes are smaller offering a smaller student to teacher ratio. Many of our parents choose to have their child learn Mandarin or French through preschool through 5th grade, and then it is easy to add Spanish in middle and high school. Consider giving your child the gift of THREE languages, all while receiving an excellent education in English!

Language Immersion

At AXIS our languages other than English are called "partner" languages, as we prioritize the learning of English and French, Mandarin Chinese, or Spanish. Students spend part of their day learning in English with peers the same age as them in a 3-year old class or a 4-year old class, and then during language immersion time, children are grouped by language in a mixed-age setting (3 and 4-year olds together) in the Spanish, French, or Mandarin Chinese classroom.

The partner language provides an immersion environment. The partner language teachers uses strategies proven to encourage language acquisition, and she builds oral and listening skills through activities and experiences. The partner language teacher brings in stories, art, music, and cultural artifacts from countries that speak the language. An English teacher assists the partner language teacher during this time. Language classes are capped, and language choice is available on a first-come, first served basis. If you are interested in smaller child to teacher ratios, we encourage you to select French or Mandarin Chinese as your child's partner language.
 
Core Knowledge Preschool Scope and Sequence

In addition to language immersion, AXIS fosters growth in knowledge and skills through the content-rich Core Knowledge preschool sequence. During same-age English learning time, students are engaged in a content-rich, developmentally-appropriate environment where teachers construct teacher-directed and child-directed learning experiences and activities aligned with the Core Knowledge curriculum.

“The Core Knowledge Preschool Sequence is a set of model guidelines describing fundamental competencies and specific knowledge that, for children from three to five years of age, can provide a solid, coherent foundation for later learning in kindergarten and beyond."
 
"The Core Knowledge Preschool Sequence is the result of a long process of research and critical review...resulting in a synthesis of exemplary practice and experience, both in the United States and abroad (France, Japan, Korea, and Italy)... The programs and practices have been empirically validated with millions of young children (here and) elsewhere in the world." More about the Core Knowledge Preschool Sequence can be found here: https://www.coreknowledge.org/our-approach/core-knowledge-sequence/preschool-sequence/.
 
This sequence includes building knowledge and skills in these areas: movement and coordination, social emotional development, language skills, visual arts, music, mathematics, history and geography, and science. Teachers work to integrate content areas together.
 
The annual, non-refundable registration fee of $85 can be paid through the Procare system.
 
If you are a returning family, you should be able to access your Procare account at myprocare.com. If you are a new family, please click here: https://www.myprocare.com/#page-nav_parents to learn how to set up your account. The Procare system is the system you will use for payment, and it is also the system you will use to check your child in and out each day.
 
 
Children are asked to bring their own labeled:
  • Sunblock
  • Nut-free lunch in lunchbox or purchase school lunch and nut-free snack
  • Water bottle
  • Extra set of clothes (in case of accident)
  • Any children staying all day will need to bring a crib sheet and blanket for naptime and take these home for washing on Fridays.
* Please remember to put your child’s name on everything they bring to preschool.
 
School Lunches

AXIS is fortunate to have an excellent lunch option made locally in the CEC (Colorado Early Colleges) scratch kitchen with ingredients sourced from local farms. These lunches are available for purchase for $4 each day. In addition to typical health code practices, special adaptations will be made to follow COVID preventative practices for food handling.
First:
Incoming Fall 2021 families will receive enrollment placement mid - end of February.
 
***DO NOT complete Enrollment Paperwork unless
requested by AXIS Family Programs Manager***
 
Enrollment Paperwork: AXIS Preschool Only
  • General Health Appraisal - (must be completed and signed by child's physician)
    • *Please note this form must be current, and it is only current for 12-months following the date of the health exam listed on the form.
  • Immunization Records -- Required for all students. See the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment website for more information.
  • Payment of First Month Tuition + Non-Refundable Registration Fee ($85)
    via Procare, Cash, or Check.
    • Cash/check payments may be dropped off during business hours or mailed to the school.
      Checks made out to "AXIS International Academy"
      ATTN: Preschool, 2130 W. Horsetooth Road, Fort Collins, CO 80526
 
To set Up Your Procare Account:
Family Programs billing is posted on the 25th of each month
and due by the 1st.
 
Billing is posted for next month's Preschool tuition + additional Family Programs services used since the 26th of the previous month. 
 
Payment MUST be made via myprocare.com. Payment cannot be made via Procare Connect or the Procare app.
 
To make payment, follow these steps:
 
1. Go to MyProcare.com.
2. Enter your email address (the email you have on file with AXIS International Academy) and choose Secure Login.
3. Enter the confirmation code sent to your email, choose a password, and press Submit.
4. Then you may:
a. View your child’s account and more.
b. Use the Pay button to make a payment with your card.
Please note that accounts past due 7 days will be assessed a late fee charge of $20.
Before and After Care

Fee-based Before and After School Care is available for AXIS Preschool and K-5 students. 

 
Before Care Dropped off 7:00-7:45am
$5
After Care Picked up 3:10- 4:00pm
$5
  Picked up 4:01-5:30pm Additional $10 ($15 total)
 
 
School Out Days 
Fee-based childcare is available to currently enrolled AXIS Preschool and K-5 students for $35/day/child on regularly scheduled "School's Out Days."