- FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions -
What is the class size? - Our programs focus on a small class size approach for the best possible preschool experience. 18 students maximum for the 4 year old program.  16 students maximum in the 3 year old program. 8 students in each Half Pints Session.
Does my child have to be potty trained? - All children enrolled in the 4 year old program MUST be potty trained. All children enrolled in the 3 year old program SHOULD be potty trained.
When does school start and end? - Preschool opens after the Labor Day holiday and concludes with conferences prior to the Memorial Day holiday.
When are Parent/Teacher conferences? - They are scheduled in the fall and spring or can be set up at any time by request.
How Many Teachers are in Each Classroom? - 2 for our Three year old and Four year old programs.  1 for the Hiland Half Pints
Is there a Registration Fee? - There is a non-refundable $45 fee per application.

What is your pay schedule? - We are on a pay 1 month ahead schedule.  There are 9 payments which are due at the first of every month.
Where / how do I make my payments? - Payments can be sent in via mail, ACH thru your bank, or dropped off in the preschool mailbox located outside of the 4 year old classroom.
Does your program include religion? - It is not a religious based program, but religion is incorporated through small activities like snack time prayer and learning the pledge of allegiance.
Does your program include outdoor play? - We have a generous, enclosed outdoor play area and a gymnasium when the weather is inclement.
Do you go on field trips? - We do not take the children off site.  We bring the field trips to us.
Can parents get involved? - Yes.  We have many activities throughout the year where parents have the opportunity to get involved.
Is your building secure? - Yes.  Key cards are required to enter the building.
Is there a multi-child discount? - Yes.  Two children attending our program simultaneously receive a 10% discount.

Is financial aid available? - Yes.  For more information, please e-mail contactus@hilandpreschool.com or call 412-367-3566.

Can I get a tour? - Yes.  Call to schedule an appointment.

Will there be snacks served?  - Each child is asked to bring in a snack for the whole class approximately once a month according to the snack schedule.  For a few healthy snack ideas, click here.    

If the North Hills School District has a 2 hour delay what time does my child attend? - The morning classes start at 10am and conclude at the normal time (11:15 for the 3s and 11:30 for the 4s).  The PM classes will not be affected.  The Hiland Half Pints classes will both meet at 10:30.  Check the North Hills School District website for delays and /or cancellations.