Mulberry School

Independent, parent-cooperative school for children ages 2 to 2nd grade.
Nurturing the innate love of learning since 1971.

Mulberry School
1101 Douglas
Normal, IL 61761

Call: (309) 862-0510

It’s been the best decision we’ve made regarding our children.
Parent Testimonials →

Applying to Mulberry

2018-19 Enrollment Form

Thank you for your interest in Mulberry School!

Mulberry School is a unique institution, built by a strong and connected parent body and a dedicated and committed group of educators.

We hope you will join us!

To learn more about the experiences of parents and children at our school, we invite you to visit our Parent Testimonials page where our parents speak in their own words about our unique approach to education and community.

Visiting Mulberry

Feel free to contact us to arrange a visit. Private tours of the school are always available for interested parents, and financial aid information can be provided on request.

Class Availability and Schedule

Enrolling for School Year 2018-19:
  • Enrolling for School Year 2018-19:
  • Mini Meerkats (age 2) – Click here for more information
  • Preschool (mixed ages 3, 4) – For children age 3 or 4 by September 1
    • AM 1/2 day (Tues-Thurs)
    • PM 1/2 day (Tues-Thurs)
    • Three Full Days (Tues-Thurs)
    • Five Full days (Mon-Fri)
  • Pre-K (mixed ages 4, 5) – For children age 4 or 5 by September 1
    • Full day (Mon-Fri)
  • Junior Kindergarten: Full day (Mon-Fri) – For children age 5 by December 1 and approved after a screening.
  • Kindergarten: Full day (Mon-Fri) – For children age 5 by September 1
  • First/Second Grade: Full day (Mon-Fri) – For children who have completed Kindergarten or 1st-grade curriculum

* Note: All children must be potty-trained before enrollment (Mini Meerkats class excluded).

Application Form

If you feel that our school may be right for your child, we encourage you to fill out an application. Please be aware that class space is limited, and returning Mulberry families are allowed to re-enroll each year before new applications are accepted. Some classes may have wait lists.

To process your application, we require a non-refundable registration fee of $50.00.

Before and After Care is available for all enrolled students on a pay-as-you-go basis. Mulberry School parents exercise independent control of their children’s meals, eating habits and dietary restrictions. Students bring healthy meals provided by their family; we do not have a school lunch program.

Scholarship Assistance

A limited amount of financial aid is available for those who qualify.

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Mulberry School does not discriminate against any individual in regard to student admission, financial aid, or employee hiring, based on race, gender, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by law.