Tuition & Fees 2018-2019

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees are based on the Fee Schedule form that must be returned upon enrollment and submitted again at the beginning of each school year—even if there are no changes. Any changes must be submitted on an updated Fee Schedule form.

A one-time two-week (or less) TRIAL-PERIOD is available for $100 (extended care is extra). If the child stays, the trial period will be considered the beginning of the enrollment and the $100 will be applied to the first month’s tuition and enrollment fees. The trial period for additional children is $50 each when enrolled simultaneously.

An enrollment fee equal to one monthly installment is due upon enrollment of a student. It may be split into two payments if necessary but you must fill out an Enrollment Fee Payment Plan form if you need that option.

A registration fee is charged any time a family will not be paying its monthly tuition for one month or more during the regular school year, or not paying the summer rate of two months of tuition and fees for the nine to ten weeks of summer camp. The fee is $75 per child.

Tuition reduction from 25-50% is available for parents/guardians who wish to spend five to ten hours per week between 9:30-2:30 of long-term regularly scheduled school time actively engaging with students.

Accident Insurance

An accident insurance fee of $15 must be paid each year for each student.

Extended Care

Extended care runs from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. and from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m. The fee is $45.00 for the morning session and $55.00 for the afternoon session per month per student and is due in advance. There is a daily drop off fee of $5 early care and $5 after care per student and must be paid at that time. Children who are dropped off after 9:15 or picked up before 3:15 will not be charged for the 15 minutes before school starts and after it ends. Please honor staff’s time by picking up your child by 5:30 p.m. Parents will be charged $5/quarter hour that they are late picking up, payable to the aftercare teacher. Families paying full tuition will receive half-off of monthly extended care rate.

Activity Fees

Activity fees are $100 per year, per child to cover the costs of field trips, craft classes, cooking, etc. Additional charges may be assessed for special higher-cost events or activities.

Parent Participation Fees

By a Family Meeting decision, each family unit is required to put in 20 hours of school improvement work per parent, per year. Tasks are listed on the bulletin board in the entry (or talk to the staff). These hours are included in the monthly payment and will be credited at $10/hour. It is the parent/guardian’s responsibility to be sure to document work done on the chart posted on the entry bulletin board.

Visiting Students

Visiting students are welcome, but they must have current intake and medical release paperwork on file and pay the $30 daily fee upon arrival as well as any fees for special activities. We ask that staff be notified in advance when visitors are coming.

Fees Are Due in Advance

Registration and insurance fees, and first installment are due upon enrollment. Subsequent payments are due on the 1st of each month, and a $10 late fee is assessed for payments made after the 5th. Continued enrollment after one month of non-payment requires pre-payment for future tuition, extended care and other fees and a payment plan for the balance due. Tuition, activities fees and parent participation are payable in ten (10) installments from August 13th through May 1st. Grassroots students who are enrolled and attending during our regular school-year term may attend during the summer at their previously established monthly installment rate including Extended Care, Activities, and Parent Participation.

Return Check Fee $20

Withdrawal

Important! Simply notify us IN WRITING! Please understand that students are considered enrolled and will be charged all fees until the date we receive written notice of withdrawal and that collection costs are assessed for unpaid debts owed to the school.