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2014 - 2015 School Year

 

Tuition

2014/2015 Tuition

Deposit

One Payment

Two-Payment

Twelve- Payment

Early Childhood Program (EC):

3 Day Nursery - Half-Day

(8 am - noon)

$5,545

$500

$5,045

$2,573

$441

3 Day Nursery - Full-Day

(8 am - 2:30 pm)

$6,940

$500

$6,440

$3,270

$558

5 Day Kindergarten - Half-Day

(8 am - noon)

$8,320

$500

$7,820

$3,960

$673

5 Day Kindergarten - Full-Day

(8 am - 2:30 pm)

$11,220

$500

$10,720

$5,410

$914

Grade School Program (GS):

Grades 1-4

(8 am - 3 pm)

$13,200

$500

$12,700

$6,400

$1,079

Grades 5-8

(8 am - 3 pm)

$13,575

$500

$13,075

$6,588

$1,110

 

 

Fees

2014/2015 Fees

Requirement

Due Date

Tuition Deposit

$500

Non -refundable tuition deposit per child

50% due 3/3/14; remaining 50% due 4/25/14 or upon enrollment

Facilities Fee

$600

One-time fee per newly enrolling child

7/15/14 or upon enrollment

Tuition Refund Plan

3.3% of total tuition

Mandatory with 12-payment plan or TA application; optional with one or two-payment plan

7/15/14 or upon enrollment

Tuition Assistance Application Fee

$39/family

Paid directly to TADS

Upon application to TADS

Parent Association Fee

$25/family

Annual fee per family

7/15/14 or upon enrollment

Late Re-enrollment Fee

$250/family

Fee per family if Annual Tuition Agreement is received after 3/3/14

7/15/14 or upon enrollment

 

 

Sibling Discount

 

This discount applies to families who pay full tuition with multiple children enrolled in any grade school or early childhood program. The discount does not apply to early care, after care or other school programs or fees. Parents are able to decide whether or not they will take advantage of the discount and may continue to pay full tuition for all children if they wish. Many families choose to donate back the amount of the discount to our Annual Giving Campaign.

Eldest child

Full tuition

Second oldest child

5% discount (family pays 95% of full tuition for 2nd oldest child)

Third oldest child

10% discount (family pays 90% of full tuition for 3rd oldest child)

Fourth oldest and each subsequent child

15% discount (family pays 85% of full tuition for 4th oldest and each subsequent child)

 

 

Additional Costs

 

Please understand that in addition to tuition and fees above, you will also be responsible for the following costs:

Field trips (Grades 1, 2)

$25-$60/year

Field trips (Grades 3, 8)

$800+/year

Field trips (Grades 4, 5, 6, 7)

$200+/year

String Instrument (Grades 3-8)

Purchase or rental of a string instrument

Sectionals/Private Music Instruction (Grades 4-8)

All students are required to supplement their study in a weekly private, semi-private, or sectional lesson.

 

 

Tuition Payment Information

For the 2014/2015 school year CWS is using TADS, an independent third party, to process all tuition payments and fees. Payments can be made via TADS from your checking or savings account, by check payable directly to TADS, or using American Express, MasterCard or Discover credit cards (no Visa). Please note that there is a convenience fee (3.0%) associated with using a credit card to process your payment. All tuition, fees and other charges will be included in the TADS payment plans.

 

 

Early Care Program

(7:00 am - 8:00 am)

Daily Rate

Single Payment

(Sept)

Two-Payment

(July; Nov)

Ten- Payment (Sept-June)

Annual Contract (5 days/week)

$3/day

$540

$270

$54

Annual Contract (per day selected )

$3/day

$108/day

$54/day

$11/day

Monthly Contract (space permitting)

$4/day

 

 

 

Drop-in Rate (space permitting)

$5/day

 

 

 

 

After Care Program

(2:45 pm EC/3:15 GS - 5:30 pm)

Daily Rate

Single Payment

(Sept)

Two-Payment

(July; Nov)

Ten- Payment (Sept-June)

Annual Contract (5 days/week)

$9/day

$1,620

$810

$162

Annual Contract (per day selected )

$9/day

$324/day

$162/day

$32/day

Monthly Contract (space permitting)

$10/day

 

 

 

Drop-in Rate (space permitting)

$15/day

 

 

 

 


SIBLING DISCOUNT FOR EARLY CARE AND AFTER CARE PROGRAMS ONLY
The cost of the first child is full price, cost for each additional sibling on the same day is 50% off the applicable full price rate.
 

 

For a schedule of enrollment deadlines, click here: Important Dates and Procedures

TUITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Tuition Assistance Applications must be completed in full by January 27, 2014 -- see Tuition Assistance for further details.

FULL YEAR COMMITMENT
The enrollment process requires each family to fill out the ‘Annual Tuition Contract’ which signifies a family’s commitment to the Charlottesville Waldorf School for the coming school year. There is no reduction, refund, credit or other allowance made for snow days, absence, illness, missed classes due to tutoring or other programs.

Cancellation of enrollment, without further financial commitment must be made in writing before June 1.

TUITION PROTECTION PLAN
The CWS Annual Tuition Contract obligates you to pay the full contracted amount of tution, the Tuition Protection Plan is being made available to protect your yearly financial obligation under the terms of the CWS Annual Tuition Contract. The Tuition Protection Plan goes into effect after the student has attended class a minimum of 14 consecutive school calendar days. Claims need to be submitted in writing to the business office.
 
This program protects tuition (prepaid and due) in the event of separation for the following reasons:

 
1. Voluntary withdrawal due to moves, financial hardships, change of objectives, etc. The Plan will pay 60% of the remaining tuition obligation to CWS and 40% remains the family’s responsibility.
2. Withdrawal due to student illness or injury. The Plan will pay 100% of the unused net tuition, provided a medical absence lasting 45 or more consecutive school days as required for regular medical care by a legally qualified medical practitioner, not related to the student, who certifies this in writing.
3. Dismissal from the school. The Plan will pay 75% of the unused net tuition and families are responsible for the remaining 25%. 

The CWS Tuition Protection Plan is a self-insurance model like those used by many other Waldorf and other independent schools and so is not contracting with an outside company to provide tuition insurance.

ANNUAL GIVING: Tuition alone cannot support a private school education. We depend on the generosity of our entire community to help make up the difference through the Annual Giving Campaign and other revenue-raising activities. All donations are fully tax-deductible.

MAJOR FUND RAISING EVENTS: Aside from the Annual Giving Campaign, CWS depends upon the support of our entire community during the several major fund-raising activities we engage in each year.  Therefore, each parent is expected to devote a minimum of 15 hours each year to fund-raising for the school.  A portion of these hours should be dedicated to the Holiday Bazzar and to the spring fundraiser.  These activities directly support the operating budget.
 



POLICY OF NON-DISCRIMINATION

The Charlottesville Waldorf School admits students of any race, color, religion, and national or ethnic origin to all the rights privileges, programs and activities made available to its students. It does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its hiring policies, educational policies, admission policies, tuition assistance programs, and other school-administered programs.