Willie Price Lab School

The University of Mississippi

Application Process

Applications for the 2021-2022 school year will be accepted beginning September 1, 2020. Once the application and the fee are submitted, the child will be placed in the waiting pool. When applications are in the waiting pool, it is the parents’/guardians’ responsibility to update application information, such as mailing address, email address, place of employment, etc. Enrollment preference will be given to university-affiliated families.

Enrollment Eligibility

Willie Price Lab School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, and other school-administered programs.

Willie Price Lab School offers classes for children 3, 4, and 5 years of age. Children eligible for Willie Price Lab School enrollment must be:

    • 3 years old on or before September 1 to be admitted to 3K
    • 4 years old on or before September 1 to be admitted to 4K
    • 5 years old on or before September 1 to be admitted to 5K
  • * Fully toilet-trained

Additional Application Details

Applications for the 2021-2022 school year will be accepted beginning September 1, 2020. The application fee is $35.00. You are able to pay by check, money order, or credit card.

To pay by phone with a credit card, call 662-915-7444 between the hours of 9 am to 2 pm.

Alternatively, you may mail a check or money order to:

Willie Price Lab School
107 Kinard Hall
University, MS 38677

Once the application and the fee are submitted, the child will be placed in the waiting pool. When applications are in the waiting pool, it is the parents’/guardians’ responsibility to update application information, such as mailing address, email address, place of employment, etc. Enrollment preference will be given to university-affiliated families.

The child must be 3 years of age by September 1 of the enrollment year to enter the 3K program at WPLS. The child must be 4 by September 1 of the enrollment year to enter the 4K program at WPLS. The child must be 5 by September 1 of the enrollment year to enter the 5K program at WPLS. University-affiliated families who are new hires to the University may contact the WPLS for application information. In order for enrollment to be offered, the employee will be required to provide the employee ID card. Once the admission decision as outlined below is made, an Enrollment Intent Form is mailed or provided to each selected student. The Enrollment Intent Form and the Supply Fee that is included on the Intent Form must be submitted by the stated deadline. If the Enrollment Intent Form and the Supply Fee are not received at WPLS by the designated deadline, then the child’s enrollment slot is forfeited.

Willie Price Lab School Priority Process

Current WPLS students are provided with a priority enrollment process for future enrollment.  For example, current 3K students will be offered enrollment slots in the 4K program.  As a result, the 4K program will only have a few slots for other applicants. The only other applicants who are in the waiting pool who have the benefit of priority enrollment are the siblings of current or previous WPLS students. Being extended the priority enrollment process does not guarantee an enrollment slot. Once the Enrollment Intent Form and the Supply Fee are submitted to WPLS, then the slot is secure.  If the Intent Form and Supply Fee are not received at WPLS by the designated deadline, the enrollment slot will be given to the next child in the waiting pool. A non-response is considered not having submitted the Intent Form and Supply Fee and results in loss of the enrollment slot.  (Extensions will not be granted—Intent Form and Supply Fee are due by the deadline as stated on the Intent Form.)

Willie Price Lab School Enrollment

Current University Affiliation—Families with a University affiliation will receive first priority for applications in the waiting pool.

Non-University—Families without University affiliation will be offered enrollment only if spots remain after University employees and students accept enrollment.