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Thank you for your interest in The Growing Place School. TGPS places your child in an environment that will foster a lifelong love of learning. We look forward to meeting you in person! 


We welcome all families to join our school community. TGPS holds a strict non-discrimination policy and admits students without regard to race, ethnicity, gender, national origin or religion. Please feel welcome to contact us with any questions about the admissions process. 

The Process

The Admissions Process


  1. Attend a virtual Information Session

  2. Visit an Open Campus

  3. Discovery Day: Pre-K 4 and Elementary school candidate students spend a morning at TGPS while families meet with administration


Applications will be available on October 1st!

Applications completed between October 1, 2023-January 15, 2024  will be carefully read and considered.

Our registration system has changed to an application process. We are no longer honoring first submitted, first enrolled registrations.

provide required documents

  1. Birth Certificate or Passport

  2. $75 application fee

  3. Transcripts from previous schools*

  4. Teacher Recommendation Form​*​

       (see below)



February 1: Re-enrollment contracts due for current families and new siblings.

No later than March 1: New families will receive notice of their admissions decision.

The Forms

Apply for 2024-25

The priority application window for 2024-25 closed on January 15, 2024. Please feel welcome to complete a Waiting Pool application through the link below.

  • Do I need to be a church member to enroll my child?
    No, children from all faiths , nationalities, races, ethnicities, and backgrounds are welcome to apply.
  • Do you have a faith-based curriculum?
    We do! Think Orange is a nationally-recognized faith-based curriculum with a positive message and values.
  • Is TGPS accredited?
    We are accredited with the Christian Preschool Association (CPA), formerly United Methodist Association of Preschools (UMAP), licensed by the Department of Children & Families (DCF), recognized as a Gold Seal school through Early Learning Coalition (ELC), and a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). Currently, we are in the self-study phase for accreditation with the Florida Council of Independent Schools. Our full membership with FCIS will be complete by spring 2025.
  • What languages are spoken at TGPS?
    In preschool, our instructional language is English. Spanish is introduced in Pre-K 4, and then taught as a foreign language in the elementary program.
  • Do you have transportation?
    We do not provide a transportation service at this time.
  • Do you have a lunch program?
    Delicious, fresh hot lunches are provided by Our Lunches on a daily basis.
  • Do you have tuition assistance? Do you accept Step Up for Students scholarships?
    Needs-based scholarships are awarded annually for the school program. Please contact Ms. Corina Dekker for additional information. Additionally, we partner with Step Up for Students scholarships
  • Do you offer VPK?
    We do not provide VPK.

If you require more information, no problem! We are here to help! Let us show you what sort of education your child will receive by completing an inquiry form. You will get the opportunity to meet the staff and tour the facilities before you make your final decision. In the meantime, you are invited to contact the school office at (305) 446-0846 to speak with a member of our team.

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