Enrollment & Tuition Aid


The Preschool Academies offer a full-week, full-day, year-round program with a yearly tuition that is conveniently broken up into weekly payments. Part-time rates are not available. The hours of operation are from 7am to 6pm, Monday through Friday, for children aged 6 weeks to 5 years.


Hopkins House programs are competitively priced. Tuition rates are based on the age of the child.  A sibling discount is offered for families with more than one child enrolled in the Preschool Academies.  Please contact the appropriate preschool academy for current tuition rates and fees.

Hopkins House currently accepts children from child care fee subsidy programs in the City of Alexandria, County of Fairfax, and Stafford County.  Please speak with your social worker if you would like to select Hopkins House.

Interested in enrolling your child? Click Here: Enrollment Application

Enrollment Wait List

Due to the quality of our services, enrollment in the Hopkins House Preschool Academy is in great demand year-round. However, when children graduate and move on to kindergarten, or when their families move from the area, occasional vacancies occur. For this reason, we maintain an Enrollment Waiting List. There is a nonrefundable $100 fee for placement on the 6-month Enrollment Waiting list.  Placement on the waiting list may be renewed for an additional 6-months with an additional non-refundable payment of $100 at the end of the first 6-months.  This payment is automatically applied to the child's first week of tuition.

Enrollment in the Hopkins House Preschool Academy is on a first-come, first-enrolled basis. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, income, residency or form of payment. However, preference is given to the siblings of children currently enrolled in the Hopkins House Preschool Academy.

Interested in knowing more about the Wait List? Click here: Enrollment Waiting List Guidelines.


Hopkins House is committted to ensuring that all children have access to its preschool academy, regardless of their family's income.  To this important end, we have established the Children's Scholarship Fund.  Through the generosity of our donors, Hopkins House offers tuition assistance to low-resourced, working parents.  
Grants from the Children's Scholarship Fund are authorized by the Scholarships & Recognitions Committee.  The Committee, composed of volunteers, not only review applications seeking scholarships, but offer themselves as a resource to help parents to develop and manage their household budget.  Our goal is work with parents to help them to become financially self-sufficient over time.
Prior to applying for a scholarship for your child, you are encouraged to visit the following website for information and assistance with developing and managing the family budget:
 o MyMoney – Sponsored by the Federal Financial Literacy and Education Commission, this website offers information for youths, teachers & educators, and researchers.
 o Money Wise – Sponsored by Capital One in partnership with Consumer Action, this website offers multilingual financial education brochures and information.
 o Creating A Budget – Sponsored by Bank of America, this website offers useful information about creating a family budget and a downloadable spreadsheet.
In order to be considered for a scholarship, parents are asked to fill out an application, provide evidence of expenses, and be interviewed by a member of the Scholarships & Recognitions Committee. Applications must be submitted according to the following schedule: 
For a scholarship to begin in…
Complete applications are due at 5 pm on or before:
Scholarship payment start date, once granted:


August 1, 2013

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    In need of a Scholarship Application?  Click Here: Scholarship Application


If you would like to schedule a tour of the Hopkins House Preschool Academy, please fill out the form below. Please note:
  • James L. & Juliette McNeil Preschool Academy: Tours are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • Helen Day Preschool Academy: The academy is at capacity.  However, we invite you to telephone the Academy office at (571) 480-4081 to sign-up for the Wait List.
  • Innovative Preschool Academy: Tours will be offered beginning in 2014.

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