Branches Community School enrolls children with childcare subsidies as well as private-pay families.

We are a year-round, full-day program, honoring national holidays and scheduled breaks throughout the year.

School is open from 8:15am – 5:15pm, Monday-Friday.

Applications for the 2022-2023 school year are currently closed.

Contact for more information.

Enrollment Process

Information Session

To learn more about our school, we invite you to join an information session with our director. Information sessions are offered each Fall for admission in the following school year. Please email if you would like to attend.


The next step in the enrollment process is to fill out an application for admission via our digital childcare app, Brightwheel. We charge a one-time $50 application processing fee. Once your application is received your child will join our applicant pool for the upcoming school year.
All families in the applicant pool will be notified of enrollment decisions the first week of March. If you are not offered a space in the upcoming school year, your child’s application will rollover for future years.

Apply for Childcare Subsidy

Families interested in applying for childcare subsidy are encouraged to begin the process here. Please contact with any questions related to Durham’s childcare subsidy program.


Prior to your child’s first day of school, we create opportunities to get to know one another and strengthen relationships between families and teachers. Home visits are offered for children to play with their teachers in a familiar space, while parents share information about their child’s personality and interests. Open houses and visiting days offer parents a chance to experience a day in the life at Branches and meet other school families.

2022-2023 Tuition Rates


$1600per month


$1500per month

15% sibling discount available