Thomas Elementary School Preschool

  • The waitlist for preschool openings for the 2023-2024 school year is now open!

    ¡La lista de espera para vacantes en preescolar para el año escolar 2023-2024 ya está abierta!

    The Thomas Elementary School preschool program is a licensed preschool with an academic and kindergarten-ready focus, is aligned with Arizona state standards and curriculum, and has certified preschool teachers.

    Thomas has a 3-year-old preschool program (AM) and a 4-year-old preschool program (PM). The preschools will operate on half-day sections that follow the FUSD school calendar.  Classes will be held Monday through Thursday, with no school on Fridays. The morning session is from 8:40 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and the afternoon session is from 12:30 p.m. to 3:20 p.m. Class sizes are 14-18 students per class. Transportation will not be provided, so drop-off and pick-up arrangements need to be arranged by parents/guardians. 

    To register, students must turn 3 on or before August 31st for the three-year-old program.  Students must turn 4 on or before August 31st for the 4-year-old program.  Registration is open to all students within the FUSD boundaries.

    The preschool programs are for all students and are affordable, based on a sliding income scale. Tuition is $200 per month and $100 per month if a family qualifies for reduced price. Families who meet the Free & Reduced lunch guidelines will receive the appropriate rate information. Information relative to the Free & Reduced Price School Meals is available here. All months of the school year will be full-month tuition, including the months of December and March. Students who qualify for special education services will not be charged tuition. Income-based scholarships may be available.

    The Thomas Elementary Preschool Program serves students with special education needs, as well as, typically developing students. If you have concerns about your child's development, you can contact the preschool evaluation office here

    For additional questions or information, please contact Sara Owen, preschool coordinator, at or 928-527-6222.