We love our Happylanders and we like to spend every minute devoting our full attention to them. Before calling the school, please check below for frequently asked questions. Chances are you can find the information you need right here. If we still can’t answer your question here, please feel free to call our school.
Q: I’m interested in booking a tour of your school. How do I sign up and what’s the process?
A: Tours are held on scheduled Monday mornings at 9:15am by APPOINTMENT ONLY, PLEASE. Call us at (310) 839-3739 to RSVP and confirm your tour date as spaces tend to fill up quickly. If our answering machine picks up, please leave your name, telephone number, name and birthdate of child, how you heard about our school, and the date that works best for you. Someone will return your call as promptly as possible. In the event of rain on your scheduled tour date, your appointment will be rescheduled. All tours are coordinated by a volunteer group of parents and should take no longer than an hour and a half. Please note, in order to accommodate for all of our visitors, our tours are reserved for parents only, please.
Q: What is your schedule of fees?
A: We offer part- and full-time programs. Fees range from $560 – $1,050 per month. Please note there are no reductions in tuition for missed days, scheduled school closures, holidays, and/or extended absences (i.e. family vacation, summer break, etc), as we operate year-round. A schedule of fees can be downloaded here.
Q: How much is your application fee and does this guarantee me a space?
A: $100. Unfortunately it does not guarantee a spot but you will be included in the pool of applicants.
Q: Do you have any space available now?
A: Sorry, but at this time there are no spaces available. If you are still looking after the summer months, the best time to check on availability will be the first week in August.
Q: I mailed in my application, when will I hear anything?
A: Letters of Acceptance are generally mailed approximately at the end of February. If you do not receive a letter by the end of the first week in March and you’d like more information, please call us at (310) 839-3739.
Q: Where am I on the waitlist?
A: Our Directors are best suited to answer this question. Please call our school and leave your name and telephone number. Letters of Acceptance will be mailed out approximately at the end of February.
Q: I need an answer now on my application because another school has offered me a space. Can you give me a status on my application?
A: This is a question best suited for our directors. Letters of Acceptance will be mailed beginning with siblings of enrolled children at the end of February. We continue this process through mid-summer until available spaces are full. We offer spaces based on various factors which includes the following: the date of application, a gender balance, socio-economic balancing, ethnic balancing, unique family circumstances, and basic scheduling. You are welcome to call our school and leave your message about your continued interest in Happyland.
Q: How many spaces do you have available each year?
A: Approximately 30 – 35 spaces are available each school year. Please keep in mind that we reserve priority spaces for siblings of enrolled children first. Any spaces that remain are assigned to our applicant pool.
Q: Where are you located?
A: Our address is 4045 Lafayette Place, Culver City, CA, 90232. We are located in the heart of Downtown Culver City, behind Culver City’s City Hall and down from the Starbucks. Click here for a map.