Preschool FAQs

Age Requirements

We accept children ages 3-5 years of age. Students are to of age BEFORE August 1st, with the exception of children who qualify for ECSE (their eligibility begins when they turn 3). Our Tuition Preschool accepts children are are Kindergarten eligible.


(with the exception of ECSE students)

Residency Requirements

You will need to provide a Proof of Residency that reflects a Branson address on or before enrollment. Out of district families can apply for a tuition class, but Branson residents will be given priority.


All prospective students are screened prior to placement. Screening does not guarantee placement. You may sign up for a screening on our website. Screenings take one hour and parents will need to be present with their child. Screening results are discussed immediately following the screening.

Enrollment Process

Once the screening is complete, children are invited into a program based on their score, at which time parents will be contacted with class details. If you decide to accept, you will come to our office to finish the enrollment process and pay a deposit (if required). Parents will need to provide copies of:

- Birth Certificate

- Immunizations

- Proof of Residency

Students NOT placed immediately will be added to a waiting list. As spots occasionally open during the school year, children on the waiting list will be added according to test results. Students placed in our ECSE program will be contacted by the Branson Public School Special Services Department.

Financial Assistance

We accept state child care subsidy through the Missouri Department of Social Services for those who qualify. Applications will be available in the office.


All Branson Public School preschool programs are housed at the Cedar Ridge campus in the Primary building.