If you're curious about the ANS community and are considering joining us, please follow these four steps:

1. Get In Touch

Please fill out this brief informational form. Our Membership Chair will reach out to answer any questions you may have.

2. Attend An Information Session

Prospective families are required to attend one of our information sessions. Get to know the Altadena Nursery School community and philosophy while learning about our program, co-op spirit, and responsibilities. These sessions are held virtually on Zoom at the times listed below:

  • October 4, 2022 @ 10:00 AM

  • October 18, 2022 @ 10:00 AM

  • November 1, 2022 @ 10:00 AM

  • November 15, 2022 @ 10:00 AM

  • December 6, 2022 @ 10:00 AM

  • (Additional dates forthcoming)​



3. Attend A Visit Day With Your Child

These visits serve as your family’s opportunity to explore our school and ask questions, and for our teachers to get to know you and your child. Because of the quality of interaction we hope to foster, these groups are limited in size and require an appointment. Our upcoming Visit Days are:

  • Tuesday, November 8 @ 9:15 AM

  • Tuesday, December 13 @ 9:15 AM


Children react in many different ways to visiting a new place full of children playing! Please know that we recognize and celebrate children’s many different personality types and abilities.

4. Complete The Application

Once you have attended an Information Session and Visit Day and want to join the ANS community, please submit the final part of our application and the $70 application fee. You may submit the fee via Zelle to, or via check made out to "Altadena Nursery School".

Admissions Timeline

We begin enrolling students for the following year in March, but we welcome and encourage applications year-round.

  • For fall enrollment, the application deadline for our priority wait list is the last day of February each year. 

  • ​Visit Days are held in November-February, and on a rolling basis as needed.

  • We send admissions decisions via e-mail on March 1, and on a rolling basis afterwards.

We are currently accepting applications for the 2023-2024 school year.