Tuition & Financial Facts

The school was built upon a belief that TKG would be accessible and inclusive.

Every student’s tuition covers teacher salaries plus health benefits, classroom materials, community education, and location rent and we also ask for fundraising and donations to help us bridge the operational expenses.  All families will incur additional expenses in the form of extracurricular activities, supplemental classroom materials, and community events. Tuition covers the school year beginning soon after the Labor Day holiday and ending the second week of June. To support accessibility, families can apply for a co-op tuition model.

 

We believe our educational environment should be the norm but until then, we must each make the commitment and sacrifice to support schools like TKG. Tuition is very low compared to typical private schools but then, we’re not trying to be your typical private school. Approximately half of our operating budget goes to the instructional program (compared to the NAIS* average of 43%). Our income categories include Tuition/Fees (82%) with donations and fundraising making up the rest. Families are asked to make up the gap (announced at the beginning of the school year) of tuition to the operating cost per student with a donation. You won’t find TKG’s safe, nurturing, and whole-person education experience – and such low ratios – anywhere else.

TUITION RATES from September through June 17, 2022
  • Full Time Elementary (M-F, 9-1) $15,275 (please inquire for COVID tuition)

ADDITIONAL COSTS for full-time enrollment
a.     $65 Application Fee (one-time)
b.     $400 New Student Registration Fee (one-time due with this contract)
c.     $320 Insurance & Security Fee (annually due with this contract)
d.     $300 Materials & Permits (annually due with this contract)
e.     $100 Bookkeeping Fee (if choosing monthly payments)

PAYMENT GUIDELINES

      • Tuition is due on the 1st of each month.
      • Tuition is paid monthly from August through April.
      • A 30% tuition deposit is due with contract.
  • Developmental/Pre-K Co-Op (M/W/F, 10-1) – parents or designee works in the classroom 1 to 2x per month
      • 3-Days, $495 per month
      • 2-Days, $330 per month
      • 1-Day, $165 per month

    Billed month-to-month with a 60-day cancelation notice required.

    ADDITIONAL COSTS for co-op Pre-K
    a.     $25 Application Fee (one-time)
    c.     $100 Insurance & Security Fee (annually due with contract)
    d.     $50 Materials Fee (annually due with this contract)
    e.     $5 Bookkeeping Fee (monthly)

    SUMMER SCHOOL TUITION – Based on 2021 program

      • $500 per student per month
      • $800 per student for the whole session

    PAYMENT GUIDELINES

      • Tuition is due on the 1st of each month, or upfront (for a discount).
      • All fees are due before the first day of enrollment.

    FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

    Moderated tuition and co-op may be available. If you have any questions, please contact our Business Manager.

    If you would like to see if you qualify for co-op hours – to reduce tuition rate, please review this document: Moderated Tuition Overview. Click this link to apply. Co-op hours are determined per family.

     

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