The Butterfly House Preschool is our on-campus child care facility, licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia, serving the children of VTS students, faculty, staff, and the wider community for over 30 years.
The Butterfly House provides a safe, healthy, nurturing environment for children ages six weeks to five years.
We create opportunities for each child to grow in these key developmental areas:
We encourage diversity in all aspects of our program, invite family participation, and foster positive community relationships.
Each week, we expose children to language, math, media, geography, science, and social studies, as well as opportunities to participate in drama, music, art, and physical education activities.
We operate our program both indoors and out, as outside play essential to healthy physical and mental development. Children spend a minimum of one hour outdoors every day except for in inclement weather.
Forms and Information
To apply, download, and return the Waitlist Application. Priority is given to VTS students and employees of VTS and EHS. Admission to VTS does not result in automatic admission to TBH. Admission is determined by August of each year.
For the 2021-2022 school year
Annual Registration Fee: $100
Annual Supply Fee: $200
Annual Activity Fee: $150
The Caterpillar Club
Infant Classroom (6 weeks – 16 months): $2,200 per month
Toddler Classroom (16 months – 24 months): $1,950 per month
The Butterfly House
Younger 2-year olds: $1,850 per month
Older 2-year olds: $1,850 per month
(all children in this classroom will be 3 years old by June 2022)
PreK-3 & PreK-4
3-5 years old: $1,800 per month
Tuition includes breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack.
For the 2021-2022 school year
Monday, August 2 – Session II of Summer Camp (all ages eligible)
Wednesday, September 1-Friday September 3 – Closed for VTS Intercultural Competency Training
Monday, September 6 – Closed in observance of Labor Day
Tuesday, September 7 – Academic year begins
Thursday, September 16 – Closed at 5:00 p.m. for monthly staff meeting
Monday, October 11 – Columbus Day: OPEN
Thursday, October 21 – Back to School Night (starts at 6:15 p.m.) *
Wednesday, October 27 and Thursday, October 28 – Picture Day*
Friday, October 29 – Halloween Parade (starts at 10:00 a.m.)*
Thursday, November 10 – Closed for fall parent/teacher conferences and staff
Thursday, November 11 – Veterans Day: OPEN
Wednesday, November 24 – Closed at 12 noon (Thanksgiving break begins)
Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26 – Closed for Thanksgiving break
Wednesday, December 22 – Close at 12 noon (Christmas break begins)
Thursday, December 24-Friday, December 31 – Closed for Christmas Break
Monday, January 3 – The Butterfly House re-opens
Monday, January 17 – Closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Friday, January 28 – Vision screening for ages 3-5 by the Prevention of Blindness Society*
Thursday, February 17 – Closed at 5:00 p.m. for monthly staff meeting
Monday, February 21 – Closed in observance of Presidents’ Day
Monday, March 14 – Closed for Teacher Workday
Thursday, April 14 – TBH Easter Egg Hunt*
Friday, April 15 – Closed in observance of Good Friday
Monday, April 18 – Closed in observance of Easter Monday
Tuesday, April 26 and Wednesday, April 27 – Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences (by appointment)
Monday, May 2-Friday, May 6 – Teacher Appreciation Week
Friday, May 6 – Muffins for Moms
Friday, May 6 – Migration Picnic (starts at 6:15 p.m.)*
Thursday, May 12 – VTS Commencement; TBH open
Wednesday, May 18 – Closed for VTS Employee Appreciation Day
Thursday, May 19 – Closed at 5:00 p.m. for monthly staff meeting
Monday, May 30 – Closed in observance of Memorial Day
Thursday, June 16 End of School Year
Friday, June 17 Closed to Students – Teacher Workday
Monday, June 20-Friday, July 22
(for Infants -2 year-old children)
Monday, July 4 – Closed in observance of Independence Day
July 26-July 30 – Closed for Summer Break
Monday, August 1-Friday, September 2
*Please be advised that all dates are subject to change.