Mary Lake Motessori Preschool



Mary Lake Montessori is open from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Preschool only hours are 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
4K (4-year-old Kindergarten) only—AM Session 7:40 a.m. to 10:20 a.m.; PM Session 11:35 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Wrap Around Child Care is available outside the hours of preschool and 4K up to 5:30 p.m.
Afterschool Care only is available from approximately 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. as well as Waunakee No School Days.
Summer care is available for all ages from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


Approximate Schedule for Preschoolers:

7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Free choice, children arriving
7:40/8:00 a.m. to 10:20/11:00 a.m. & 11:35 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Preschool/4K Program—Throughout the course of the morning and afternoon program, each classroom incorporates the following activities: group time for discussion of calendar, topic of the week, attendance, stories and songs, snack, art projects, outside play and individual activity time for working on math and language, sensorial and practical life lessons.
11:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Lunch, story
12:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Nap time/quiet activity (For those children under 5 years old, nap time is required.)
2:15 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Story, Snack
3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Outside play, free play
Approximate Schedule for Afterschoolers:

3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Arrival, Snack
3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Outside play, planned activity, free play, opportunity to do homework

Summer Schedule

Throughout the day, art activities, free choice and outside play as well as weekly field trips for the Afterschool children are scheduled. Children are divided into age-appropriate groups and age-appropriate activities are planned. Preschoolers follow a similar schedule as the school year program. For more information, please contact the school.

Enrollment for any of the programs are accepted and filled in this order:

  1. Preschool/4K with extended care
  2. Preschool/4K
  3. Kindergarten through Fourth grade Extended Care
Fees are subject to change at the start of each new session. Preschoolers enrolled to begin after the start of the fall Semester are required to pay full fees from September to the start date to retain a position in the program if there is a waiting list.

Programs & Fees

Registration Fee - $30 per family per year
Supply Fee - $150 per preschool child per year; does not include 4K children or afterschool children

Morning Preschool Only - (Hours included 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.)

3 days per week - $160/week
4 days per week - $170/week
5 days per week - $180/week

Hourly Wrap Around care before 8:00 a.m. and after 11:00 a.m. is available for $17 per hour.
(Full day rates begin at 5 or more hours of care per day.)

4K - (Hours included 7:30 a.m. to 10:20 a.m. or 11:25 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.)
There is no fee for 4K. This fee is covered by the Waunakee School District
4K plus Wrap Around Care - (Hours included 7:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.; 10:20 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.)
Hourly Wrap Around care needed is $17 per hour.
(Full day rates begin at 5 or more hours of care per day)

Preschool and 4K with Wrap Around Care - (Hours included 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.)(4K 7:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.; 10:20 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.)

3 days per week - $255/week
4 days per week - $265/week
5 days per week - $275/week

(4K children needing Wrap Around care for 5 or more hours beyond the hours of 4K, will be charged a full day rate. Less than 5 hours/day $17/hour)

Some families have chosen the option to enroll their child in the morning preschool classes and have their child attend the afternoon 4K class with their child leaving at 2:15 after the 4K class. The cost for that option is $220 per week. (Hours included 7:00 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.)

Drop-In Fees for unscheduled days: $80 per day; less than 5 hours per day $17 per hour

Afterschool Care (School Year) Kindergarten through 4th Grade
Up to 5 days per week - $95/week
Afterschool Rates for the Summer are the same as the full day rates above.
Afterschool care when the public schools are closed is available for school-age children at $50 additional fee.

*Each additional child will receive a 10% discount rate.
*Minimum charge is 3 half days per week for preschool.

Please call with any questions on fees!!