Programs and Admissions

Mount Olive Lutheran Preschool is open to all children regardless of race, creed color or sex.

Mount Olive Preschool has 2 programs for children:

  1. The Mt. Olive Toddler Group provides a social experience for your child in a nurturing, preschool environment. You can enjoy observing your toddler explore in a warm, secure setting while he/she participates in art activities, snack, music and story time with peers. Throughout the session, the group leader will facilitate parent discussions about parenting and child development issues. Our focus of the group is for each child to begin to socialize and share with peers, communicate verbally, and follow simple instructions and an early routine, in order to become more self-sufficient. The Toddler group will meet once a week for 9 week sessions during the school year. Currently, our groups are offered on Tuesday mornings. The fee of $450 will be paid in full prior to the first class to secure your child's participation. Toddlers must be at least 16 months old and walking to be eligible, and each child may remain in the toddler group until he/she enters preschool. Although we prefer a parent to accompany each child, we welcome a relative/caregiver to share in this experience.
  2. Our regular preschool is for children ages 2.0-5 years of age. Children must be 2 years of age by the beginning of the new school year in August. There is a choice of full day or half day schedules and children may come 2 days, 3 days or 5 days a week.

All classes are filled on a first-come first-served basis. If classes are filled when parents visit the school, the child's name will be placed on a waiting list for vacancies as they occur. Mt. Olive Lutheran Church members and siblings of children at our school have priority admission. Registration and application fees are non-refundable.


Application fee: $100

Registration fee: $300

Annual community dues: $100

Tuition rates are available upon request.

School Days and Hours

Mt. Olive Preschool is a year-round school with both full and half-day programs. New sessions begin in August and end the next August. Our new school year corresponds with Santa Monica Public school's calendar year. Our school opens at 7:30am and closes at 5:30pm Our half day program ends at 12:30pm Children may come as early as 7:30, however; we would like all children at school by 9:00am.


Lunch and Snacks

All children bring their own lunch and eat lunch with their class at 12:00. Chilled milk and water is offered.

A snack is provided in the morning and in the afternoon.


Applications are available upon request from the preschool. It is advised that parents come on a tour of the school before submitting an application. Tours of the school are held regularly. Call the school at 310-452-2342 for the next available tour.