Frequently Asked Questions
When can we apply?
We have rolling admission throughout the year. We do maintain an active waitlist, so if you're interested in future openings contact us.
How does your school year run?
We follow SAU 35's school year calendar.
What days are you open?
We're open Monday-Friday for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school day runs 8:00am to 1:00pm. We are also open for aftercare from 1:00-3:30.
What are the ages of your students?
Students range from 3 to 5 years.
What are your expectations for parent involvement?
As a cooperative preschool, parents/guardians are an integral part of our learning environment. Parents/guardians are expected to volunteer in the classroom as a helper on a regular basis (1 day every four weeks) and to help prepare and clean the school as needed. This year parent/guardian help may take different forms as we navigate new guidelines with Covid-19. Parents and guardians will still contribute to the community through donations and work on projects when not in the classroom. Parents/guardians are required to participate in fundraising activities and attend Spring membership meetings. We understand that sometimes life happens and are happy to work with your family to meet both your needs and those of the school.l.
Where are you located?
We are located at Copper Cannon Camp at 231 Gale River Rd. in Bethlehem, NH. This expansive and beautiful forest location offers children endless opportunities to develop their senses as they explore an exciting natural environment.
Near I-93, Routes 18, 116 and 302, GRCP is convenient to families from Bethlehem, Easton, Franconia, Lisbon, Littleton and Sugar Hill.
What's your mailing address?
Gale River Cooperative Preschool
PO Box 261
Franconia, NH 03580