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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 2023-2024 school year is $7,630.00 (plus a 3% processing fee).  The Anticipated 2024-2025 Tuition is $7,935.00 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 non-refundable deposit of approximately 10% of the tuition, or $800.00, 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