Darien ELP Program

ELP Application

Applications are being accepted for children who will be turning 3 and 4 years old during the 2023-2024 school year.   At this time, ELP does not have a preschool option for children turning 5 (Kindergarten age eligible) in the upcoming school year. 

Open House at Ox Ridge Elementary School, will be Wednesday, December 14, from 7 P.M. to 8 P.M. In-Person or Via Zoom:  




Parents will be notified/emailed by email that their application was received.


Tuition for the 2022-2023 school year is $7,300.00 (plus a 3% processing fee).  We anticipate a 3% increase in tuition annually. The Anticipated 2023-2024 Tuition is $7,630.00 However, the final tuition amount is determined each year in February by the Board of Education, during its budgeting process.  Upon acceptance to the program, payment of your nonrefundable deposit of approximately 10% of the tuition, $760.00, and the remainder of your tuition payments can be made by Visa or MasterCard.  After payment of your initial deposit, the remaining balance can be paid with two options: payment in full by August 31st (you will receive a 2% discount for this option) or in three recurring payments on 8/31, 11/30 and 2/28.  If you have any questions regarding payment, please contact Celeste Forster, our Accountant, at cforster@darienps.org


For Questions About the Application Process:

Please contact Laura Straiton at LStraiton@darienps.org.

Child's Information

Family Information


Is address same as child? *
If different, indicate address and home phone


Is address same as child? *
If different, indicate address and home phone
Parent Completing Application *


Sibling's Name Age School (if applicable)

Development Milestones

At what age approximately did your child:


Has your child received any medical attention for the following reason?

Has your child ever been separated from you? *

Development Milestones