Applications are accepted after a tour

of our school has been completed.


Please contact us at 617.926.0511

 if you'd like to schedule a tour.


Enrollment Information


Children must turn three by September 1 of the fall they will be eligible for enrollment at Russell.  Limited enrollment is available for children who are 2 years, 9 months as of September 1 and exhibiting preschool readiness.


Our admissions policy is to create classes balanced in age, gender and ethnicity.  Children range in age from three to five and may attend three, four, or five days per week.  There is a maximum enrollment of 20 children per day.


Russell Cooperative Preschool does not discriminate in enrollment or hiring on the basis of race, religion, gender, cultural heritage, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status or disability.


Parents of prospective students must tour the school and meet with a member of the enrollment committee before receiving an application.  Tours are scheduled individually beginning in October. To request a tour, e-mail or call (617) 926-0511.




Tuition for the 2018-2019 school year is $2,620 per day that your child attends school. If your child attends school three days a week, tuition is $7,860 for the year.


Application Procedure


E-mail us at or call the school at (617) 926-0511 to arrange a tour.


After touring the school, submit an application and $50 fee.


There are two enrollment periods: fall enrollment (October through late November) and winter enrollment (December through early February). A third spring enrollment period (mid February through early April) will be added if needed.


Once your application is received by the school, Russell will contact you to set up a Visit Day for your child.


Acceptance letters will be mailed out within 2 weeks of Visit Day.


Please note:  If Russell School enrollment is filled during the fall enrollment period winter applications will continue to be taken for waiting pool status.





Russell Cooperative Preschool

35 Church Street,
Watertown, Massachusetts, 02472
(617) 926-0511