5 years and younger

(Enrollment beginning August 2019)

We have a fantastic outdoor program, Wild Nest, led by naturalist/Waldorf teacher Elisabeth Neely. The program is offered Friday mornings from 9:30 am to 12 noon for children five years and younger, with their parents, to spend time outdoors, year round. Please contact office@shiningstarschool.com for more information and to obtain an application.


Osoberry Forest Kindergarten
Ages 4 - 6 (9am - 1pm)

3 days (Tuesday - Thursday) — $4,700 per year, $250 materials fee

AGES 3 – 5  (9AM-1PM)

3 days (Monday-Wednesday) -- $4,860 per year, $250 materials fee

4 days (Monday-Thursday) -- $5,535 per year, $250 materials fee

  • Kinder after-care available until 3:00PM for additional cost



4 days (Monday-Thursday) -- $5,700 per year,  $300 materials fee

  • Kinder after-care available until 3:00PM for additional cost



4 days (Monday-Thursday) -- $6,335 per year,  $300 materials fee

  • Fridays offered through our off-site Nature Immersion program.

  • After-care available until 5:00PM for additional cost

Friday Nature Immersion PrograM
Ages 5 -14 (9am-3:00PM)

Led by April Blair, Nature Immersion takes place at various outdoor locations around the Portland Metro area on Fridays from 9 am - 3 pm. Tuition is $2,000 per year - special pricing of $1,500 for families enrolled in other Shining Star weekdays. For more information, contact office@shiningstarschool.com.


  • A non-refundable $50 application fee is due with your application.

  • Enrolling requires a 10% deposit to ensure your child’s space.

  • One time Flute fee: $70 grades 1-3, $90 grades 4-8.

  • Sibling Discount 10%.

  • Paying in full for the year, 3% tuition discount.

  • Aftercare is available until 5 pm.

  • Part-time schedules available upon request and availability.

Download our Tuition and Fee Information


We offer financial aid in the form of a partial tuition reduction for needy families on a first come, first served basis. Overall it amounts to 7-9% of total tuition for the school. Optimally tuition reduction is a temporary situation as families strive to arrange priorities and situations in order to pay the full tuition for their children. Applicants must submit a copy of their past year’s IRS tax statements and a letter of need. If financial assistance is approved an offer will be determined by committee and communicated to the family for acceptance.

Families currently attending our school must submit applications for tuition reduction by April 1 of each calendar year to be considered.  About 3% of our families applied for tuition reduction in 2016/17.  The average reduction was 20% of each family’s tuition.

School ApplicatioN FORM