Preschool Classes

Spring-Mar offers the following preschool classes for 2020-2021:

Explorers: 2-Year-Olds

Explorers A – Tuesday and Thursday,  9:30 am – 12:15 pm

Explorers B – Wednesday and Friday, 9:30 am – 12:15 pm

  • Age range October 1, 2018 – September 14, 2019
  • Class size 6-8*
  • Students do not need to be potty-trained
  • Monthly tuition $260.00
  • One-time Supply/COVID-19 fee $260.00

Pioneers: 3-Year-Olds

Tuesday and Thursday, 9:15 am – 12:15 pm

  • Age range May 1, 2018 – November 30, 2018
  • Class size 6-8*
  • Students do not need to be potty-trained
  • Monthly tuition $260.00
  • One-time Supply/COVID-19 fee $260.00

Navigators: 3 and 4-Year-Olds

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9:15 am – 12:15 pm

  • Age range July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018
  • Class size 8-10*
  • Students must be potty-trained (no pull-ups)
  • Monthly tuition $350.00
  • One-time Supply/COVID-19 fee $350.00

Inventors: Pre-K

Inventors A – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9:15 am -12:15 pm OR

Inventors B – Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9:15 am -1:15 pm

  • Age range October 1, 2016 – September 30, 2017
  • Class size 10-12*
  • Students must be potty-trained (no pull-ups)
  • Monthly tuition $415.00
  • One-time Supply/COVID-19 fee $415.00

*Class sizes will be reduced further due to COVID-19 restrictions.

NOTE: Placement of a child in a class outside of the designated age range may be considered with the approval of the Director, Teacher, and/or Board of Directors.   Spring-Mar has the discretion to change or cancel a class.  Teacher assignment is not known at time of registration.  All children who are in Navigators and Inventors classes MUST be potty-trained and in regular underwear in school.

Special Programs

Spring-Mar is excited to present its very popular after school program, Panda Club.  Students in the Navigators (3 and 4-Year-Olds) and Inventors A (Pre-K) classes are eligible for this extracurricular class.  In Panda Club, students have lunch with their friends, enjoy special enrichment activities, and delight in additional outside playground time.  The program runs on a first come, first served basis and closes when maximums are met.  Panda Club runs from 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm and typically runs Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.  Participants pay $13 per session and there is no minimum number of sessions required.   Sessions are only held if a minimum signup of 3 children is met.

Spring-Mar Playschool is a unique opportunity for children ages 14 to 24 months.  This parent and child class meets once a week on Monday mornings.  Playschool participants get to experience being in a classroom and loosely follow a schedule that is modeled after a typical preschool day, condensed into a 90 minute session.  Class includes stories, music, movement activities, outside time, and visits to the art and block rooms.  Playschool registration is not part of Spring-Mar’s regular admissions and is handled separately by a Spring-Mar representative.  Contact for more information and fees.


  1. Annual Tuition is due in nine equal installments. The first tuition installment, which covers May 2022 tuition, is non-refundable and due by May 21, 2021.  All other installments are due by the 1st of each month, beginning September 1, 2021, with the last payment due on April 1, 2022.
  1. If you register after July 8, 2021, you are required to pay the first tuition installment payment upon enrollment.
  1. A family that has two or more children enrolled in the same school year pays: (a) full tuition for the eldest child and 90 percent of the younger child’s/children’s’ tuition, and (b) the full Supply/COVID-19 Fees for each child.
  2. Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church (AUUC) members receive a 5% reduction in Spring-Mar tuition.

REGISTRATION FEE is non-refundable and payable at the time of registration.  Open registration begins January 20, 2021.  The Registration Fee for the first child is $110.00 for new members and Playschool members and $80.00 for returning members.  Registration fee for each additional child is $70.00. AUUC members receive a $10 discount on their registration fee.

SUPPLY/COVID-19 FEE is a non-refundable fee due by May 21, 2021.  If you register after July 8, 2021, this fee is due upon enrollment and may be prorated. 

OTHER OBLIGATIONS. Paperwork is due on May 21, 2021.  A $30.00 fee will be assessed for any family who does not meet the deadline.  For students enrolling after July 8, 2021, a $30.00 fee is assessed if all paperwork is not received within 20 days of registration.

For more information please contact the Membership Committee via email at or by phone at 703-239-1213.

Ready to register?  Check out our Application and Forms  page!