• 2021-2022 Open Enrollment for In District Students will be February 1 - March 8, 2021.

    Please complete our online interest form:For the current school year: 2020-2021 ACS Pre-K Enrollment Interest Form 

    For the 2021-2022 school year, please check back on February 1 for the 2021-2022 interest form.

    For more information, contact Polly Bolding: polly.bolding@acsgmail.net, 828.350.2926 (desk) or 828.545.1646 (work cell)

    Enrollment Options

    Children must be 3 or 4 as of August 31, and live in the Asheville City Schools district.  Due to limited space, out of district enrollment will only be considered for ACS employees and children with siblings in ACS.  Preschool hours are 8:00-2:30 Monday-Friday, and classrooms follow the ACS calendar.

    Preschool Classrooms:

    Preschool classrooms at all locations (Asheville Primary, Hall Fletcher, Ira B. Jones, and Isaac Dickson) blend the following enrollment options:

    NC Pre-K

    No-cost enrollment option for children who are 4 as of August 31 and meet eligibility guidelines:

    Family Size

    NC Pre-K Maximum Income









    Over-income applications may be considered for children with identified disabilities, developmental need, chronic health conditions, or limited English proficiency.

    Head Start

    No-cost enrollment option for children who are ages 3 or 4 by August 31 and meet eligibility requirements:

    Family Size

    Head Start Maximum Income










    Fee-based enrollment option for children who are not eligible for no-cost programs. Childcare subsidies are also accepted at Asheville Primary School.

    Tuition Option

    School Options

    Monthly Fee

    School Day (8:00-2:30)

    Asheville Primary,  Dickson, Hall Fletcher, Jones


    Staff Day - ACS Staff Only (7:30-3:30)

    Asheville Primary,  Dickson, Hall Fletcher, Jones


    Preschool @ Primary Full Day (7:30-4:00)

    Asheville Primary


    Preschool @ Primary Summer 

    Asheville Primary

    $525 or $675

    Montessori Pre-K/K at Asheville Primary:

    Asheville Primary offers several Preschool Program classrooms and a limited number of Preschool slots in Montessori Pre-K/K classrooms.  These classrooms blend Kindergarteners and preschoolers, and are designed for families who wish to continue elementary Montessori enrollment at Asheville Primary School.  Enrollment options include Tuition (same rates as above) as well as Scholarships for families who meet the NC Pre-K income guidelines.

    Enrollment Process

    Families who are interested in Preschool enrollment for 2021-2022 should complete the online 2021-2022 Enrollment Interest Form during the open enrollment window, February 1-March 8.  Preschool capacity is limited and varies by location and enrollment option, as each classroom has designated spots for tuition and income-based programs.  Information received after the open enrollment window will be processed as received, based on capacity.

    Tuition assignments typically take place in late March, using a lottery process by site. The online Interest Form is all that is needed to consider children for Tuition enrollment.

    No-cost enrollment through Head Start, NC Pre-K, and Montessori scholarships require program-specific applications - click on each program for application forms and information.  Preschool staff will contact families who have submitted online Interest Forms about next steps for Head Start, NC Pre-K, and scholarship applications.  These assignments are typically made in June, pending approved Head Start and NC Pre-K applications. 

    If you have questions about eligibility or next steps, contact:

    Preschool Enrollment and Engagement Coordinator, Polly Bolding

    polly.bolding@acsgmail.net, or 828-350-2926 (desk), 828.545.1646 (cell).