Tuition

Tuition Policy (as of August 3, 2020)

 Full Time Students – tuition is $650.00 per month

Part Time Students – tuition is $35.00 per day

  The BASICS for Full and Part Time Students:

Starting August 3rd, you can pay using cash, check, debit card, credit card, or Venmo.  

If you choose to pay by check and the check is returned, your family will be charged a $20.00 returned check fee.  

If you choose to use a debit card or credit card, you will be charged a $3.00 convenience fee.  Debit card and credit card payments are processed on the First of the Month or the First and the Fifteenth of the Month (based on your request on the Debit / Credit Card Processing Form).

Tuition needs to be paid ON TIME.  Tuition is due on the First of the Month for the whole monthly amount OR on the First of the Month for at least one-half of the whole monthly amount and on the Fifteenth of the Month for the remaining balance of the whole monthly amount.  If the First of the Month or the Fifteenth of the Month falls on a weekend, then your tuition payment is due the Friday before the First of the Month or the Friday before the Fifteenth of the Month.

A SPECIAL MESSAGE for Part Time Students ONLY:

If you are a family of a PART TIME STUDENT, here is how tuition is figured and when it is due:

  1. On the FIRST of the month, you can pay the whole amount due for the month.  With this, you need to count the number of days your child is in attendance during the month and multiply by $35.00.  This is your family’s monthly amount for the month.  Your monthly tuition amount will change from month to month depending on number of days in the month and how your child’s attendance schedule coincides with these days.

OR

  •  On the FIRST of the month, you can pay for the 1st through the 15th of the month.  With this option, you need to count the number of days that your child would attend between the 1st of the month and the 15th of the month and then multiply by $35.00.  This is your family’s amount due for the FIRST HALF of the month.  THEN,

On the FIFTEENTH of the month, you can pay for the 16th through the last day of the month.  With this, you need to count the number of days that your child would attend between the 16th of the month and the last day of the month and then multiply by $35.00.  This is your family’s amount due for the SECOND HALF of the month.  

Again, since you are a family with a part time student, your monthly tuition amount will change from month to month depending on number of days in the month and how your child’s attendance schedule coincides with these days.

If the First of the Month or the Fifteenth of the Month falls on a weekend, then your tuition payment 

is due the Friday before the First of the Month or the Friday before the Fifteenth of the Month.

Late Payments:

Here are the consequences for late tuition payments:

  • family will receive notification of late payment via email and will be charged at a rate of $5.00 per day until payment is made.

If your family needs to have an altered tuition payment schedule, for instance, your family needs to pay on different days of the month, please contact Lia at lozolins2@aol.com or Cassie at cassieo@theprepschool.net.  

If your family pays via automatic payments sent directly to the school from your bank, please notify Lia at lozolins2@aol.comor Cassie at cassieo@theprepschool.net. – this way a record of this information will be on file.

Notice for Exiting The Prep School:

A two weeks’ “notice” is necessary for families that plan on exiting the school before the end of the school year.  Tuition is expected to be paid through this two weeks’ notice.

Vacation Time (sick time, holiday time…)

Each FULL-TIME family receives five (5) vacation days for the period of November 2, 2020 through May 21, 2021 (projected last day of school year) in which your family does not have to pay tuition.

Each PART TIME family receives the same number of vacation days in which your child attends during a one-week period in which your family does not have to pay tuition.  For instance, if your child attends three days per week, your family would have 3 vacation days per the period of November 2, 2020 – May 21, 2021.

In order to use these dates, you need to notify Lia Ozolins Baker, via email, lozolins2@aol.com.  In this email, please state the days you are wishing to use as “vacation time” (vacation time also encompasses sick time, holiday time…).  You will receive a confirmation email from Lia with the amount of tuition that is due for the time period in which you are requesting vacation time.

If you are a family that starts after October 1, 2020, you receive a PRORATED amount of vacation days which can be used from the time your child starts until May 21, 2020 at this rate:

Full Time Students who start between the time period of October 5, 2020 through November 13, 2020, 4 days of vacation time.

Full Time Students who start between the time period of November 16, 2020 through January 29, 2021, 2 days of vacation time.

Full Time Students who start between the time period of February 1, 2021 through April 2, 2021, 1 day of vacation time. 

Part Time Students who start between the time period of October 5, 2020 through January 29, 2021, half of the days your child would attend in a one-week period.  For instance, if your child attends three days per week and you start at The Prep School on January 1, 2021, your family would receive 1.5 days of vacation time.

Vacation time remaining from the 2020-21 school year cannot be used during the summer months without approval from Lia.  An email would need to be sent to Lia at lozolins2@aol.com requesting the use of this remaining vacation time during the summer months.

School Closings in Regard to Tuition Payment

Each FULL-TIME family is expected to pay tuition for the full month, even if the school is closed for holidays, for winter weather days, for COVID-19 closings (up to 5 days), and for emergency situation days – like water break, electricity outage, etc.

Each PART TIME family is not expected to pay tuition on the days the school is closed, except for if the school is closed for winter weather days, for COVID-19 closings (up to 5 days), and for emergency situation days – like water break, electricity outage, etc.

The Prep School’s most up-to-date calendar is on our web site – www.theprepschool.info – this calendar will show you the scheduled school closings.  

If we close for winter weather or for emergency situation days, our website will let you know of this closing.  PLEASE CHECK our website for latest closings.

Absences in Regard to COVID-19

As COVID-19 continues to affect our community, The Prep School would like to set clear guidelines of what is expected from families in the area of tuition.  As of August 3, 2020, this is the policy regarding Absences due to COVID-19.

In the event that your child is identified as a COVID-19  “close contact” individual (as described in the The Prep School’s “Building Procedures” document) AND this “close contact” status was based on a staff member at The Prep School, your family will have one-week of tuition waived.  However, your family will be expected to pay tuition for the remaining quarantine period. 

If your child is identified as a COVID-19 “close contact” by another source other than a staff member of The Prep School, your family will be expected to pay tuition during your child’s quarantine period.

If at any time your family wishes to exit The Prep School, a two-week’s notice is required (as stated above).

Late Pick Up

If your child is picked up after 6:00pm you will be charged a “late pick up” fee. This fee is as follows- 5 minutes – 10 minutes late you will be charged $10.00. 10 minutes – 20 minutes late you will be charged $20.00. 20 minutes – 30 minutes late you will be charged $30.00. As you know, our teachers work long days. Please be considerate and be sure to pick up by 6:00pm.

Contact Information about Tuition Questions:

Questions can be directed to Lia at lozolins2@aol.com or Cassie at cassieo@theprepschool.net