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Preschool Tuition

GWMS Tuition Policy

2019/2020 Tuition Rate $15,000


Tuition is contracted on an annual amount for the 2019/2020 school year. Tuition covers school hours, 8am-3pm, Monday through Friday.  School days are indicated on the 19/20 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.


CONTRACTED TUITION RATE

Rather than using more traditional financial aid and scholarship measures, a Contracted 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, current income tax forms and Tuition 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 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 Tuition Rate is then paid over the course of the school year via the available payment options. All reported income is to be verified by the business manager via all applicable current tax returns.


SIBLING ENROLLMENT

For families enrolling more than one child under the age of five, there is a discount of 10%.  Accepting the Siblings Discount makes you responsible for paying the CMTR both/all of the siblings. If siblings attend the school but are claimed by different parents/guardians, then the 10% discount is not applicable.


CCAP POLICY

GWMS accepts CCAP, and encourages all families who might qualify to apply through their county of residency. Our enrollment office would be happy to help you initiate this process. Families who qualify must inform their case worker of their enrollment in GWMS immediately upon acceptance, using our license numbers. Parents are responsible for paying their tuition each month, according to their family's CMTR on our tuition calculator, until CCAP approval and funds are verified.  Eligibility contingent on a 90% attendance rate. Students who fall under this attendance rate will be offered one month of probation, after which they may be dis-enrolled if continued excessive absences continue.


LATE PAYMENT POLICY

If you anticipate financial problems, please notify the office administrator before the end of the month.

  • If a family is 30 days late paying tuition, they are required to work with the school administrative team to create a payment plan.
  • If tuition is 45 days delinquent, the child will not be able to attend before/aftercare.
  • If a family is 60 days late paying tuition, the child’s place in the school or tuition based program will be forfeited.

GWMS may use all legal remedies in collecting past due amounts. The parent/guardian agrees to pay late fees, collection costs, attorney fees, and court costs reasonably incurred and associated with the collection of unpaid invoices/statements. All tuition and/or other applicable fees must be current and paid in full prior to the following yearly registration.


WITHDRAWAL POLICY

The GWMS YCC and Primary Program tuition is based on an academic year and paid on a 10-month payment schedule. Students are admitted for the full academic year. The obligation to pay the agreed tuition is not subject to adjustment for illness, absence or any other reason. If it becomes necessary to withdraw your child, written notice is required THIRTY DAYS PRIOR TO WITHDRAWAL. Withdrawal will not be accepted after April 1st . Tuition is due by the 5th of each month, August through May. August tuition is due at August student registration, along with each student’s materials fee. If a student is enrolled after the school year has begun, the first and second month’s tuition is due on or before the first day the student begins school. If a student is withdrawn during the school year, no proration refund for tuition will be made for the month in which the student leaves the school. The paid activity fees will be prorated to the student’s last day of attendance. No refunds for either tuition or fees will be considered after April 1st  for the current academic year. There are no tuition credits for absences, including sickness, medical procedures, religious observances, vacations, disciplinary actions, or school closures, including weather--ÔÇÉrelated closures.


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

Family financial information is reviewed only by the school’s Head of School and Business Manager.


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