Tuition-Based Pre-Kindergarten

Information regarding Tuition-Based Pre-K for the 2021-2022 school year will be available the last week of February, 2021. Please check back for more information at that time. 

2020-2021 Tuition-Based Pre-Kindergarten

Tuition-Based Pre-Kindergarten Waitist 2020-2021
Please review the program and tuition information below. If you would like to place your child on the waitlist click the link above

Who can attend Tuition-Based Pre-K?
Tuition-Based Pre-Kindergarten is available for those who do not qualify for State-Funded Pre-K program. 

  • Students must be 4-years-old by September 1, 2020 (age requirements are state law and NO exceptions are made)
  • Live within the Northwest ISD boundaries
  • Do not meet the eligibility requirements for state-funded Pre-K or Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE), which are offered at no cost.
Class Times:

Tuition-Based Pre-Kindergarten is a half-day program.
Morning (7:40-10:50) and
Afternoon classes (11:50-3:00)
Class placement is assigned at the campus level during campus document review.

Schools with Tuition-Based Pre-K 2020-2021
        Hughes Elementary, Justin Elementary,  Lakeview Elementary, Roanoke Elementary,  Nance Elementary,                      Peterson Elementary, Thompson Elementary, Lizzie Curtis Elementary, Haslet Elementary,                                          Lance Thompson Elementary, Hatfield Elementary
 Tuition Pre-K is not be available at Clara Love Elementary (tuition students will attend Hatfield Elementary)         or Prairie View Elementary (tuition students will attend Seven Hills Elementary)

Registration Fee and Tuition 

  • NISD requires a non-refundable registration fee of $125.00 to hold your child's place in the tuition-based Pre-K program. This fee will be credited toward the first month's tuition. Before committing to the tuition program it is the parent's responsibility to assure that their child does not meet the state-funded Pre-K program eligibility requirements or the ECSE (Early Childhood Special Education Program). Both of these programs are offered to qualifying students at no cost. If you are notified that a place is available in the tuition program, pay the non-refundable fee and later choose not to participate, whatever the reason, this fee is not refunded. 
  • Those not completing registration by the timeline indicated in their enrollment instructions will be moved back to the waitlist and the next person on the waitlist will be notified.
  • Annual tuition for tuition-based Pre K is $3065.00. Tuition can be paid annually, by semester, with two payments of $1532.50 or monthly in 10 installments beginning in August.  The first tuition payment, $181.50 ($306.50 less the $125.00 fee) is required by the due date in your tuition-agreement. Further payments ($306.50) are due on the 15th of each month. A $20 late fee is charged to late payments. 
  • August tuition must be paid before your child can begin the 2020-2021 school year. If a child enrolls after school begins the registration fee is required at the time of the document review. The balance for the first month must be paid by the required date or before your child begins school.


Questions? Please contact 
Deanne Colley, Early Childhood Education Coordinator at or 817-215-0198