There are three steps involved in becoming part of the New Day community:

  1. Attend a Tour or Open House
  2. Submit Your Application
  3. Gain Acceptance and Enroll

1. Attend an Open House or Tour

The admission process is designed to help us get to know each family and vice versa through the tours or open house events.

Open House

In the beginning of each year we invite families to join our open house with their children and friends. Year 2020 open house is scheduled on February 8th at 10:00 am.

Our open house provides a wonderful opportunity to have an overview of Neo-Humanist education philosophy & curriculum, detailed information about our school and a walk through the classrooms. We also offer you, and your pre-school ready child, the opportunity to experience our preschool program such as art & crafts, songs, circles etc. Please send an RSVP to to register.

Program Schedule

For Parents

9:45 a.m. Arrival, Tour Starts at 10:10 Sharp
10:30 a.m. Q & A
10:40 a.m. Children Join In
10:45 a.m. Ending Circle in Yoga Hall

For Children

10:00 a.m. Classroom Activities for Children
10:45 a.m. Ending Circle in Yoga Hall


We offer tours from February until October on Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays at 11 a.m. The tour is only for adults and one tour per family. During a tour you will get an opportunity to visit New Day School’s expansive campus and learn about our philosophy, program, who we are and what we do.

To schedule a tour or get more information on enrollment process, please contact our Enrollment Coordinator Atandra Didi by email at or call at 503-231-7425 between 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

2. Submit Your Application

New Day School is a year-round school. Applications are accepted throughout the year for the next available spots; however, the main enrollment takes place for summer and fall sessions. The process of summer and fall enrollment starts in March every year. To be on our waitlist, please submit the application with an application fee of $25. You can drop the application in our office or mail it to New Day School, 1825 SE Clinton St., Portland OR 97202.

Download Our Application

3. Gain Acceptance and Enroll

We offer admissions based on various factors like age, availability, gender ratio in classrooms, suitability of the family to the Neo-Humanistic approach and of course one’s number on wait-list. Once you are accepted, you will receive an offer letter with enrollment packet via email from our enrollment coordinator. To reserve the space, a non-refundable registration fee as well as 50% of first month’s tuition is due within the stipulated time offered by enrollment coordinator. (This 50% tuition is fully applied to first month’s tuition; however, it is not refundable if you decide to not sign the contract.)

An enrollment meeting will be scheduled to submit the paperwork and complete the enrollment procedure. Your child will be invited to visit the school for half an hour during outside play time to facilitate smoother transition when he or she starts the school.

If you want to learn more before you apply, please read more about our philosophy and pre-school program. You can also read about our tuition and fees as well as our policies and procedures. If you think New Day School could be a good fit for your family, please contact us!

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