Admissions Process


1. Contact Us!

We are eager to answer any questions you have about World House CSE and to share information about our programs with you. Contact Us.

2. Schedule a tour!

During your tour, you will learn about our many flexible program options and see the World House kids engaged and learning! Schedule a Tour.

3. Apply!

Complete the online application and submit the $75 (per child) application fee. (N/A for returning students or Umbrella Group applicants.)

Applications accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.  It is recommended to complete application at your earliest convenience as space is limited and program openings are filled on a first come, first serve basis.  Before finalizing your application, we will be sure to answer any remaining questions to make sure World House is a good fit for your family. (e.g. Can you complete your CSE requirement? Do you want your child exploring the outdoors in almost any weather? Do you like that we don’t assign homework or have tests, and that we do offer healthy, hot lunches and long blocks of free-play?)

Questions please contact:

Director of Programming Melissa Munk, 443-653-0147;

4. Enrollment!

After your application has been reviewed and accepted, you will then be able asked to complete the Enrollment Contract and Community Engagement Contract and secure your spot by submitting your first month’s payment through PayPal (Check option available). Your child(ren)’s enrollment is complete when we notify you of receipt of your Enrollment and Community Engagement contracts and payment. You are always welcome to contact us if you have any questions.


CSE Support Hours Requirement

Parental involvement is essential to the community supportive objective of World House. Sharing the workload enables World House to keep operating costs low and tuition affordable. Each parent (including step-parents) will be asked to contribute volunteer hours depending on program enrollment. Hours are per year and average 1-2 hours per week. *May vary based on role. Please understand that these hours are best estimates depending on program enrollment and on full participation from each family. On occasion, the community may have unforeseen needs that call for all of us to pitch-in and do a few more hours. We will, however, do our best to keep volunteer hours within the times noted below  needs. During this initial “first-three-years” growing phase, we ask all families to keep a bit of flexibility in mind, meet the minimum hours, and, if needed, be willing to give a little more.  A certain number of volunteer hours usually need to be done onsite.  Example roles include: classroom support, lunch monitor, administrative duties, cooking or garden help, fundraising, and cleaning.  Uncompleted hours are assessed at $20 per hour.