Tuition Based Preschool Program

  • UPDATED June 4, 2020

    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. 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 31, 2020)

    Classrooms are located at the following elementary schools:

    • Alpac
    • Arthur Jacobsen
    • Bowman Creek
    • Chinook
    • Dick Scobee
    • Gildo Rey
    • Ilalko
    • Lakeland Hills
    • Lake View
    • Pioneer
    • Washington

    *programs in bold are NEW locations for the 2020 - 2021 school year

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


    Enrolling for the 2020 - 2021 school year

    Completed applications can be sent via email to                          

    2020 - 2021 Peer Model Application Packet

    District registration can be found here.

    Due to continued office and building closures, we have extended the deposit deadline to July 6th.

    * We are currently working through the impacts of boundary changes and program moves. If the program you have chosen is moved to another school, we will do our best to work with you and consider your top choices.