Enrollment Deadlines & Fees

Enrollment for 2018-19:

Rising Song is certified to enroll children ages 3-5.. 

Our classroom is currently full with a wait list and many already enrolled families waiting to add days, which means mid-year openings are unlikely this year..  We will have openings for new families beginning in September 2018. To apply, please download and mail in your application with the $25 application fee.   We begin the enrollment process for new families at the end of January/beginning of February. 

We fill openings in this order: 1) currently enrolled families wishing to return 2) alumni or siblings of currently enrolled families 3) families that can offer a diverse perspective to our community, such as families of color, families with parents or children who are queer, under-served populations 4) Applications in the order we received them

We have resumed monthly tours which we coordinate over email only.  Please send us a message if you're interested in attending one.  

There are so many wonderful schools in Portland and we wish you all the best in your hunt!

Application Fee (non-refundable) = $25

Enrollment Fee (non-refundable) = $225

Application form: Download


Payment and Scheduling

Rising Song is open September-July and closed for the month of August (no tuition due in August).

Tuition rates are divided into equal monthly payments and do not vary, even during months when there are closures. Last month’s tuition deposit is due upon registration (refunable with proper notice given). Subsequent tuition is due the 20th of each month.

Tuition includes a organic, vegetarian snacks.  Families provide their own lunch.




Payment Schedule

To best accommodate the individual needs of families, parents are given the opportunity to personalize their schedule to include the days of the week that work best for them, including an option to combine both full and half days.  The schedule is quite a puzzle, but it is almost always possible to meet each families needs!

The minimum schedule requirement is 2 half days. (Though our tuition chart shows one day options this is for families calculating tuition costs of combined schedules)  

Half day= 8:30AM–1:00PM

Full day= 8:30AM–5:00PM


Income Level 1

Income Level 2

Income Level 3

Half Days Monthly Tuition Monthly Tuition Monthly Tuition
1 half day $182 $176 $172
2 half days $354 $344 $333
3 half days $515 $500 $484
4 half days $667 $646 $625
5 half days $809 $781 $754
Full Days Monthly tuition Monthly Tuition Monthly Tuition
1 full day $295 $285 $276
2 full days $571 $551 $531
3 full days $803 $774 $746
4 full days $1012 $974 $937
5 full days $1218 $1172 $1125

Sliding Scale

Rising Song operates on a sliding scale. Please use this table to determine your household's income level.

To find out if your family qualifies for government assistance please visit the following links to the Department of Human Service’s website:

Childcare subsidy


Income Category

Household Size



Level 3 2 19,1231,594
Level 2 2 27,214 2,268
3 34,261 2,857
4 41,348 3,446
5 48,415 4,035

Additional Options

Before and After Care

Families may choose to lengthen the regular school day for half hour at the beginning and end of the day.  From 8:00–8:30 for Before Care, and/or 5:00–5:30 for After Care. The monthly fee for this addition is shown to the right.


1/2 hour
(AM or PM)

1 hour
(AM or PM)

1 day $18 $36
2 days $36 $72
3 days $54 $108
4 days $72 $144
5 day $90 $180