Our PlayHouse accepts applications through the year, but we will begin offering spaces to new families on February 1st for the upcoming school year. If we have an opening during the school year, we reach out to families that are on our waitlist.

DSC_0054Applications are reviewed carefully and are considered based on availability as well as the gender and age balance of the class. We strive to cultivate a community of families that believe that children should be respected for the competent natural learners that they are, as well as their need for exploration and play. Our PlayHouse Preschool welcomes all families regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability or any other legally protected status.

Our PlayHouse Chapel Hill Application

Our PlayHouse Durham Application


Once accepted, you will be notified by email. If you wish to accept the space offered, you would be required to submit an enrollment fee, supply fee, and deposit in the amount of one month’s tuition. View our Admission FAQs for more information about our schools, enrollment, tuition, and scholarship options.

Once enrolled, Our PlayHouse will keep in contact with families through the start of the school year with news about community events, summer camp, important dates, and information pertinent to the start of school – including scheduling a home visit for you and your child.

Visiting Our PlayHouse

Joe gardening 2Because we like to know a little bit about who is visiting our school, and what their needs are – we ask that all families fill out an application before scheduling a visit. To apply, please complete an application for either Durham or Chapel Hill, and our directors will reach out to you to schedule a time to see our school.

You can also attend one of our Open House events:

Sunday, November 6th from 3-5pm in Durham
Sunday, November 13th from 3-5pm in Chapel Hill
Sunday, January 8th from 3-5pm in Durham and Chapel Hill