Admissions and Enrollment

Admission to First School is open to anyone, regardless of race, religious affiliation or family circumstances. All religions are respected and all children are treated as members of God’s diverse family. Available spots will be filled as completed registration forms and fees are received.

Please review the First School Family Handbook for further information about all aspects of First School.

School Year Registration
Registration for currently enrolled students and their sibling is on February 8-9.   Members of the First United Presbyterian Church may register their children on February 12 in the First School office.  Registration forms for church members are available in the church office.

Please Contact Cathy Hairston for Registration Information:

  • Phone: 479-571-4516 | Email: chairston@fupcfay.org

For the school year, children are placed into classrooms according to their age on August 1, 2018.  The Parent’s Day Out program will accept children with birthdays between July 2015 to August 2017. 

The Parent’s Day Out Classes are divided as follows: 

  • Toddler (12-20 months): November 2016 - August 1, 2017
  • Younger 2’s (21-28 months): March 2016 - October 2016
  • Older 2’s (29-35 months): July 31, 2015 - February 2016

For the Preschool Classes, we offer two classrooms for each age group and divide each age group by birthdays:

  • Older students: August - January
  • Younger students: February - July

The curriculum for each age group is the same.

Summer Program

The summer program is offere on M/W and/or T/TH, no Fridays, and there are two sessions: June 11th - July 3rd and July 9th - August 2nd. The hours are the same 8-noon or 8-2:30 pm.  For the summer program children are placed into classes according to their age on August 1, 2017. Our students promote to the next class level at the beginning of the school year.  The summer program has an elementary camp for children who have completed kindergarten through 4th grade.  The summer program details are still currently being voted on and thus details are not confirmed.

Please Contact Cathy Hairston for Registration Information:

  • Phone: 479-571-4516 | Email: chairston@fupcfay.org

After all available spots are filled, names will be placed on a waiting list. Parents will be notified about enrollment results by February 28. If your child’s name is placed on the waiting list your registration fee will be returned to you.

Registration Fees

  • Fall Registration for 2018-2019 School Year: $80 per child
  • Summer Registration Fee:  $30 per child per session

***Separate checks required for Summer and Fall Registration Fees.

Registration Forms

Registration form links listed below will be active at 7:00 a.m. on February 14th for the 2018-2019 school year and the summer program. Registration fees can be paid online and are due at the time of registration.

2018-2019 School Year Registration Link:   Click Here to Register

Summer 2018 Registration Link:  Click Here to Register

If you are registering after March 15th, please contact the director, Cathy Hairston for Registration forms and Information:

  • Phone: 479-571-4516
  • Email: chairston@fupcfay.org

School-Year Tuition

Activity Fee

  • All Year: $30 ($15 Fall + $15 Spring)

Schedule Days

  • Mon/Wed/Fri
  • Tue/Thu

Parent's Day Out (12 mos – 35 mos)

  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
    • Mon/Wed/Fri: $270 per month
    • Tue/Thu: $192 per month
  • 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    • Mon/Wed/Fri: $437 per month
    • Tue/Thu: $310 per month

3 years old & up

  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    • Mon/Wed/Fri: $250 per month
    • Tue/Thu: $178 per month
  • 8:00 a.m. –   2:30 p.m.
    • Mon/Wed/Fri: $406 per month
    • Tue/Thu: $289 per month

4/K - Older 4/Kindergarten

  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    • Mon - Fri: $480 per month
  • 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    • Mon - Fri: $783 per month

Summer Tuition

Offering two sessions for summer, including an elementary program for K-4th grade.

Registration Fee: $30 per child, per session. Non-Refundable.

Parent’s Day Out (12 mos – 35 mos)

  • June 11th - July 3rd
    • Mon/Wed or Tue/Thu
      • 8:00 – 12:00: $189
      • 8:00 –  2:30: $308
  • July 9th - Aug 2nd
    • Mon/Wed or Tue/Thu
      • 8:00 – 12:00: $216
      • 8:00 –  2:30: $352

Preschool (3 years old & up)

  • June 11th - July 3rd
    • Mon/Wed or Tue/Thu
      • 8:00 – 12:00: $175
      • 8:00 –  2:30: $287
  • July 9th - Aug 2nd
    • Mon/Wed or Tue/Thu
      • 8:00 – 12:00: $200
      • 8:00 –  2:30: $328

 Elementary Age (Kindergarten - 4th grade)

  • June 11th - July 3rd
    • Mon/Wed or Tue/Thu
      • 8:00 – 12:00: $175
      • 8:00 –  2:30: $287
  • July 9th - Aug 2nd
    • Mon/Wed or Tue/Thu
      • 8:00 – 12:00: $200
      • 8:00 –  2:30: $328