Frequently Asked Questions

Can parents visit Hickory Tree?

Parents are welcome to visit our campus any time before or after our morning drop-off period (8-9:30am). In order to provide our students the continuous optimal learning environment and minimize distractions, we ask parents kindly be mindful of classroom schedules.

Are snacks and meals provided?

YES! Lunch and snacks are included with our program.  For your convenience, a monthly lunch menu is provided on the website.  Parents are always welcome to pack lunch or snacks, particularly if there are any dietary restrictions or preferences.  We encourage healthy options to instill good nutritional choices and habits, and restrict foods with little or no nutritional values such as candy, soda, etc.

Are field trips mandatory?

Off campus excursions are highly encouraged as they are an educational and enjoyable experience for students. These trips are scheduled several times throughout the year, and are not mandatory for students to participate.  Our school provides continued day care for parents who prefer that their children remain on campus.

When is the school closed?

We are a year around school but are closed for major holidays.  Each school year we are closed for Labor Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving (Thursday & Friday), Christmas Day, New Year's Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, and Independence Day.  The school also closes at 1:00pm on the school days prior to Christmas and New Year's Day.

Does the school have winter or spring break?

We do have winter and spring breaks where there is no academic curriculum.  For your convenience, we are still open for day care during those weeks.