Lottery Application Process:

The lottery application process is the same for VPK as it is for the rest of the school.  Please see the Lottery Applications tab and the Admission FAQ tab for more information. VPK students who are drawn in the lottery will get preference for the elementary school the following year.

CIJS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, ancestry, creed, marital status, citizenship status, military or veteran status, national origin, disability, age or any other legally protected characteristic.


This process takes place AFTER the lottery drawing.  Initial offers for enrollment will take place by phone and email. Subsequent offers will be via phone OR email. The parent/guardian must give a written notice of acceptance within 2 business days (by 5:00 P.M) of receipt of the admittance notification by CIJS. After your official written notice of acceptance, you are required to complete a registration packet to secure your spot. Enrollment will NOT be completed until registration packets are submitted to the school by the posted deadline. CIJS will inform you of the dates AFTER the lottery drawing.  Families who decline enrollment or neglect to submit their registration packets on time will forfeit their spot at CIJS. At this time, CIJS will begin collecting the certificate from the Early Learning Coalition and the deposit for tuition (WRAP STUDENTS ONLY).

VPK  Hours:

We will have a morning and an afternoon class for VPK students only (contingent upon demand).  There will also be wrap around opportunities for students who need extended day care.

The VPK school day will differ from the elementary school hours, but they will follow the same calendar. CIJS requests that parents provide preferred class sessions (AM, PM, Wrap) when completing the VPK registration packet. However, CIJS does not guarantee that you will get your first choice. Preference will be given according to placement in the lottery drawing.

  • Tuition FREE Class A- 8:30 A.M.-11:30 A.M. (Requires a certificate from the Early Learning Coalition)
  • Tuition FREE Class B- 12:00 P.M.-3:00 P.M. (Requires a certificate from the Early Learning Coalition)
  • VPK Wrap- 6:30 A.M.-6:00 P.M.  (Requires a certificate from the Early Learning Coalition. Tuition is also required for this program). Students enrolled in this program MUST be at school during the VPK hours which are from 8:30 A.M.-11:30 A.M.  Any other hours during the 6:30-6:00 timeframe are available, but not required.


  • One Time Annual Non-Refundable Registration Fee- $75 (Due upon enrollment AFTER the lottery drawing)
  • One Time Annual Non-Refundable Equipment Fee- $75 (Due upon enrollment AFTER the lottery drawing)
  • Weekly Tuition- $130 except during weeks that the students are not in attendance for an entire full week (See registration packet for details)
  • Sibling discounts available. See office for details.


CIJS encourages healthy food choices. Please ask the office for an approved food list if you have questions regarding healthy items. Candy, pop and other unhealthy items will not be permitted.

  • Breakfast– Parent provided (only applicable for wrap students)
  • Lunch-Parent provided (only applicable for wrap students)- Parents must put perishable items that need cooled in a lunch box with ice packs. Students will not have access to microwaves to heat up their meals. Lunch may also be purchased at school.
  • Snacks– Parent provided (VPK ONLY has 1 snack time per day, VPK WRAP has 2 snack times per day. CIJS provides the afternoon snack ONLY)