Peer Model
  • Thank you for your interest in the Auburn School District Peer Model program!

    Research supports the concept of having children with identified disabilities participate in learning opportunities with their non-disabled peers. In order to increase the variety of opportunities for this to happen, the Auburn School District has developed a program for preschool-age children to participate in classes at all of our Early Childhood sites. The Tuition-Based, Peer Model Preschool Program is part of the Auburn School District Early Childhood Education (ECE) program. Families are responsible for transportation, bus transportation is not provided. We are excited to offer opportunities for children to participate in an enriched learning environment focused on developing communication and language, social, self-help, motor, and cognitive skills. Early literacy and math skills are emphasized and align with kindergarten curriculum. Students also learn leadership and helping skills by modeling appropriate play and communication for their class-mates with developmental delays. Thank you for considering our program.

    Cost: $1,800 for September through June, monthly payment plans are available
    Our Tuition-Based Programs are: 

    • 2 1/2 hours per day, Tuesday - Friday
    • Morning and Afternoon Sessions are Available
    • For children 3 and 4 years old (Children MUST be 3 by August 31st of that school year)

    Classrooms are located at the following elementary schools:

    • Alpac
    • Arthur Jacobsen
    • Bowman Creek
    • Chinook
    • Dick Scobee
    • Evergreen Heights
    • Gildo Rey
    • Hazelwood (AM only)
    • Ilalko
    • Lakeland Hills (PM only)
    • Lake View
    • Lea Hill
    • Pioneer
    • Terminal Park
    • Washington
    • Willow Crest

    For more information, please call (253) 931-4927.

    Enrollment for the 2023-24 school year began March 1st at 8AM. 

    If you are looking to apply for this current school year, please use the 2022-23 application link below (in green). If you are applying for the 2023-24 school year, please choose the 2023-24 school year application link below (in blue).
    Completed applications can be returned to Student Special Services or by emailing Karolina Velichko at

    Peer Model Application 2022-23

    English Peer Model Application 2023-24

    Dari Peer Model Application 2023-24

    Marshallese Peer Model Application 2023-24

    Pashto Peer Model Application 2023-24

    Russian Peer Model Application 2023-24

    Spanish Peer Model Application 2023-24

    Ukrainian Peer Model Application 2023-24