Tuition & Fees for 2019-2020

If a man empties his purse into his head, no one can take it from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the highest return
— Ben Franklin

Grades 1-8

Tuition in the grades program is $10,780 for the 2019-2020 school year. It can be paid upfront by May 31, 2019 (5% discount) or in monthly installments. There is a $250 registration fee, and a $600 materials fee. We also offer an indexed tuition program to ensure that our school is affordable for all families.

 

Pre-K/Kindergarten

Tuition in the forest kindergarten is based on the number of days per week of enrollment. It can be paid upfront by May 31, 2019 (5% discount) or in monthly installments. There is a $250 registration fee and a $350 materials fee. We also offer an indexed tuition program to ensure that our school is affordable for all families.

 
 Half Day (8:15am-12:30pm)Full Day (8:15am-3:30pm)
5 days $6,754 $9,152
3 days (M, W, F) $5,016 $6,402
2 days (T, Th) $4,070 $5,170
 

Extended Day

Includes wholesome snacks, caring supervision, and a mixture of activities (e.g. yoga, games, crafts, independent study, gardening, etc.). 

 
 YearlyDaily in AdvanceDrop-In
Morning: 7:30 - 8:15 $1,300 $10/day $20/day
Afternoon: 3:30 - 5:45 $3,800 $30/day $50/day
 

Other Costs & Fees

Music Ensemble

Starting in 3rd grade, all students are expected to participate in music ensemble once a week. The cost of renting or purchasing an instrument and of weekly private lessons is born by the family.

Accelerated Foreign Language Program

Starting in 4th grade, students can opt in to our accelerated foreign language program for $230 per semester.

Growing our Garden Campaigns

Like most private schools, The Garden School relies significantly on fundraising and donations to meet our financial needs each year.  Parents and friends of The Garden are asked to participate in one or more of our three campaigns each year: Apogee, Annual Fund, and Targeted Campaigns.  The amount of the tax-deductible gift is left up to the family, but we ask for and expect 100% participation from our community,

Volunteer Work Bond

We ask each new enrolling family to pay a $500 volunteer work bond for your family’s time at The Garden School. Each family is required to volunteer for 25 hours per school year.

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