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Tuition & Fees

Tuition 2015-2016

Grades 1 through 8 Tuition
Grades 1-4 $18,970
Grade 5-8 $19,280

The Children's Garden Tuition
Nursery (Violet Room) (2½ yrs-3½ yrs by 8/1)
  • 5 Mornings
  • 3 Mornings
Nursery (Butterfly Room) (3 yrs-4½ yrs by 8/1) *
  • 5 Full Days
  • 5 Mornings
  • Rising First Grade (5 Full Days)
  • (5 yrs-6 yrs by 8/1)
  • 5 Full Days (4½ yrs-5 yrs by 8/1)
  • 5 Mornings (4½ yrs-5 yrs by 8/1)

* The Butterfly Nursery Program is a 5 day program; however, a 3 day option is available for children who might benefit from a shorter program. The tuition is $8,000 for 3 Mornings and $12,000 for 3 Full Days.


Tuition Payment Plans

The full tuition due may be paid in one payment by check or money order directly to the school by June 1st. The school also offers a two-payment plan, a nine-payment plan, or financial aid payment plan (eleven payments for families receiving financial aid) through FACTS Management Company. The annual FACTS enrollment fee is $10 for the two-payment plan and $41 for the nine or financial aid payment plan per family. Payments through FACTS are made automatically from either a checking or savings account, and families may choose a starting payment date of May 20th or June 5th.


Families may also elect to pay their tuition by credit card (MasterCard, Discover or American Express only) through FACTS Management Company. The credit card option has a convenience fee in addition to the enrollment fee. All extended payment plans are available only through FACTS. Enrolled families become liable for the full tuition on June 1st, and the obligation to pay the tuition for the full academic year is unconditional.

Comprehensive Tuition

The tuition includes all required books and supplies, group instrumental lessons for grades 4 and 5 and fees for mandatory field trips. Parents are responsible for instrument rental or purchase in grades 4-8.

Optional Fees

Aftercare Program:

An Aftercare Program is available for children enrolled in Nursery through Grade 8.


Other fees may include fees for optional after-school programs, such as after-school sports.

Refund Policy:

The Enrollment Deposit is non-refundable. Families who withdraw in writing prior to the June 1 deadline are obligated only for the Enrollment Deposit. Families who withdraw after June 1 are obligated for the full tuition. The school recognizes that there may be circumstances beyond a family’s control that may necessitate a student’s withdrawal. These circumstances may include a job transfer to another state or a job loss. In these cases, a family may submit a written request for early release from the Enrollment Contract to the Finance Committee with documentation of the circumstances. If a release is granted, the family will be obligated for the Enrollment Deposit plus 1/12 of the tuition balance for each month beginning in June up to and including the month of the release.