Introduction

We welcome you to apply to the Suzume No Gakko for 2019. Session will run Monday–Friday, July 8–19, 2019.

Suzume No Gakko requires parent participation for our program’s success. Please review the Suzume No Gakko Family Handbook. In particular, families are required to participate on Committees and to work one day per enrolled student during session in the classroom or as floater volunteers.


Pre-Enrollment and Pre-Registration

Pre-Enrollment into the program is reserved for children of the Executive Board of Directors and children of the Teaching Staff. They may skip the Lottery process.

Pre-Registration into the program is reserved for students who have attended Suzume no Gakko at least four years previously. They may also skip the Lottery process.

For both Pre-Enrollment and Pre-Registration, registrations must be submitted by Friday, December 14, 2018. Full payment must be postmarked by Friday, December 21, 2018. Payments postmarked after this date will roll your registration into the 1st Lottery.


1st Lottery—Returning students

The 1st Lottery is for those families with returning students from last year and their siblings entering 1st grade, or siblings of former Suzume no Gakko students entering 1st grade. Siblings in grades 2–6 who did not attend last year must apply to the 2nd Lottery.

Families must be in good standing to participate in 1st Lottery registration. 1st Lottery Registration will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, January 6, 2019. Forms received after this date will automatically be entered in the 2nd Lottery. 1st Lottery will be held on Tuesday, January 8, 2019.

Families will be notified by Saturday, January 12, 2019, as to whether or not they have been accepted into the program. If accepted, tuition payment is due upon notification, and must be postmarked by Friday, January 18, 2019.

Five (5) spots per class are held for 2nd Lottery registrations. Students who do not make 1st Lottery will be automatically entered into the 2nd Lottery (no additional action is required).


2nd Lottery—Returning students

The 2nd Lottery is for new students and former students who were not enrolled in the previous session. A minimum of five (5) spots per class are held open for 2nd Lottery registrations in order to provide all interested families and students an opportunity to participate.

2nd Lottery Registration will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, February 3, 2019. 2nd Lottery will be held on Tuesday, February 5, 2019.

Families will be notified by Saturday, February 9, 2019, as to whether or not they have been accepted into the program. If accepted, tuition payment is due upon notification, and must be postmarked by Friday, February 15, 2019.


Tuition

We accept payment via checks only. Please follow the following instructions. Failure to do so may delay processing of your registration.

  • Make checks payable to Suzume no Gakko.

  • Write a separate check for each student.

  • Write your child’s name on the memo line of the check.

  • Print out your registration confirmation email, and mail it along with your check(s) to:

Suzume no Gakko
P.O. Box 5756
San Jose, CA 95150-5756

Grade Amount
1st-4th Grades $450/student
5th Grade $463/student (includes $13 sewing fee)
6th Grade $470/student (includes $20 sewing fee)