Application Process

Thank you for considering Cambridge Preschool of the Arts!


Cambridge Preschool of the Arts (POTA) welcomes children from six months through six years of age. We know the process of finding the right program can be onerous, and we are here to support you through the application process. Please reach out to Sarah with any questions.

  1. Inquiry form: Start by filling out an inquiry form to let us know of your interest in POTA. Click here for the inquiry form.

  2. Schedule an info session: We will respond to your inquiry form to invite you to a virtual group info session. If you do not hear back within 24 hours, please do not hesitate to reach out again. During the Zoom call, you will meet one of our directors and members of our fantastic team.

  3. Submit your application: After attending the info session, you will you will receive a link to our online application inviting you to apply. Please submit your application together with the $50 application fee. You can read more about our timeline below.

  4. Acceptance and waitlist: When you are offered a spot at POTA, a non-refundable deposit in the amount of one month’s tuition is required in order to reserve that spot. The deposit will be applied towards the last month of your child’s agreement. If we do not have a spot available, we will add you to our waitlist and inform you as soon as there is an opening for your child.

If you have questions about the application process, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 617-547-9189 or email us.

NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY. Cambridge Preschool of the Arts does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, politics, disability, parental status, gender orientation, or any other reason prohibited by federal or state law.

Enrollment for the 2022-23 school year is now open!

If you are looking to enroll your child in the current 2021-22 school year, please indicate your preferred start date on your inquiry form. Applications are reviewed in the order that they are received, so don't delay submitting your application!


​Mid-October: The 2022-23 school year application period opens. Please send in your inquiry to begin your application process. Please note that new parents who have not attended an info session will not be invited to apply.

November: Re-enrollment and enrollment of siblings of current students begin.


January: Re-enrollment and enrollment of siblings of current POTA families are due. Notification of acceptance of new families begins for preschool-age children. 

February: Notification of acceptance for all ages will begin on a rolling basis based on availability. Once notified of your child's acceptance, you will be given a time period to enroll and guarantee your child's spot.