Now Enrolling—Full and Half Day Preschool NW Portland

We now open for enrollment for the 2018-19 school year in both of half-day (September to June) and our full-day (year-round) classes!  Click here to sign up online. Our preschool enrolls 3–5 year-olds.

Looking for preschool ASAP? We have immediate openings in our half-day class – click here to sign up for the morning class now! Our full-day, year-round preschool class is now full but we are accepting waitlist applications for the 2017-18 school year in case spaces do open up. Email completed waitlist applications to

At Friendly House Preschool, our play-based curriculum is tailored to the needs of your child, with a focus on social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. We provide an environment for children’s growing social interactions and promote cooperation, and problem- solving skills, as well as kindergarten readiness.

Friendly House Preschool has been a beloved part of our neighborhood community since 1940. We are pleased to offer both full-day and half-day classes.

Click here to sign up online.

Our program options are flexible to meet your family’s needs and budget.

Half Day 8–11:30 a.m. Sept–June* 4 days (T–F) or 5 Days No before or after care available.
Full Day 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Year-round 3 or 5 days per week Teaching day is 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. (before and after care is included)

*The 2018-19 school year calendar is in development.  Check back mid-April 2018 for updates.

Click here to sign up online.

What’s included?

  • Homemade meals and snacks
  • All supplies and learning materials
  • Any field trip or activity fees
  • Before- and after-care fees (full-day class only)
  • High teacher to student ratio (3 teachers to a class of 20 children)
  • Spacious classrooms and gym space
  • Outdoor garden and playground
  • Parent-teacher conferences and family socials

Monthly Tuition

Click here for the preschool fee scale for 2018-19.

Our sliding-scale tuition enables us to serve families from all walks of life.

Scholarships are available to eligible families through funding from Oregon Department of Education’s PreKindergarten Program and the Portland Children’s Levy.

Contact Us

Click here to sign up online.

Contact us to schedule a preschool tour or request additional information about our preschool program.  You may also contact us by phone: (503) 228-4391.

Helpful Links:

Teaching Philosophy

Preschool Staff Bios

Parent Reviews

Preschool Family Handbook 2017-18 (2018-19 Family Handbook available in August 2018)

Download and share preschool flyer

Classroom Schedules

Preschool Calendar 2017-2018 (2018-19 Calendar available mid-April 2018)

Immunization Information/Statistics


Friendly House Preschool receives funding from the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program.

“In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email:” 

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