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GWMS Tuition Policy

Tuition is an annual amount for the 2017/2018 school year. Tuition covers school hours, 8am-3pm, Monday through Friday. School holidays are indicated on the 17/18 calendar.


Great Work Montessori School’s Reduced-Rate Sliding-Scale Tuition Plan enables all GWMS families to educate their children as equal members of an economically, racially, and culturally diverse community. The Plan is designed to meet a fixed portion of the school’s annual budget through Contracted Tuition and voluntary contributions.


CALCULATING YOUR FAMILY'S CONTRACTED TUITION RATE

Rather than using more traditional  financial aid and scholarship measures,  a Contracted Monthly Tuition Rate is calculated for each Reduced-Rate paying family on a sliding scale in equitable proportion to families’ financial resources. Full tuition is set each year by the board.

All families participating in the Reduced-Rate Tuition Plan  are asked to submit a Reduced-Rate Tuition Worksheet and Contract based on the most recent tax return when enrolling , and re-enrolling. The Worksheet is used to determine each individual family's Contracted  Tuition Rate. Although we encourage all families to complete the  Tuition Worksheet, families may elect not to submit the form by signing the waiver on the Worksheet. By signing the waiver, families indicate that they will pay the Full Contracted Monthly Tuition Rate  for the year that they have waived out of our Reduced-Rate Tuition Plan. Families paying less than $1500/month pay a Reduced Rate.  Enrollment is secured each year with a completed Tuition Worksheet, and a signed Tuition Contract.  The Contracted Monthly Tuition is then paid over the course of the school year via the available payment options.


CCCAP POLICY

Any family that may be eligible for CCCAP tuition assistance is required to apply for those benefits. If your family’s Contracted Tuition Rate is less than $5000,  you may be eligible. Confirmation of the CCCAP application will be received by the school while the benefits eligibility is determined by the county of residence. Benefit approval is not required, but applying is a requirement. The budget will then be subsidized by CCCAP, Foundation Grants and Private donations.


VOLUNTARY GIVING

Our school’s unparalleled commitment to economic, racial, and cultural diversity depends significantly  on voluntary contributions. Voluntary giving is not required but is highly valued and deeply appreciated. If 10% of your family’s adjusted income is substantially higher than your Contracted Tuition Rate, please consider a tax deductible Gift to our Annual Fund.  


CONFIDENTIALITY

Financial  information is reviewed only by the school’s Executive Director and Business Manager and is kept strictly confidential. TUITION CALCULATOR CAN BE FOUND HERE.


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