How much is tuition?
Our tuition prices are based on the age of the student. Elementary through high school parents have the option of paying tuition in 10 monthly payments, 12 monthly payments or in full for the year. The first payment is due August 1st of every year and the last payment is due May 1st of every year for 10 monthly payments. If you choose to pay your tuition in 12 monthly payments the first payment is due July 1st of every year and the last payment is due June 1st of every year. All monthly payments must be paid by the first of each month. All pre-school parents must pay their tuition weekly and tuition is due on the first business day that your child is attending school. There will be a $5.00 late fee added to your account for each business day that tuition is not paid. All registration fees cover the cost of curriculum and tests.
Are there any other fees?
Activity Fee - $75.00 due by September 15th of every year and will encompass all field trips, Science Fair fees, Art Festival fees, Geography Bee fees, Spelling Bee fees and Speech Meet fees. Educational Trip Estimates - The following 'out of state' field trip costs are estimates. 4th Grade, Carson City: $280.00. 5th Grade, San Diego: $275.00. 6th thru 12th Grade, Science Camp: $375.00. Due by November 1st of every year. Yearbook - $25.00 if purchased by March 1st of every year. $35.00 thereafter.
What are your classroom sizes?
Our pre-school classroom (ages 3-4 years old only) is licensed for 38 children and scheduled to have two full-time teachers and a full-time assistant working at all times. Once our classroom size has dropped to 20 is the only time there are less than 3 adults working in the classroom. During nap-time a part-time assistant is scheduled to relieve full-time staff for lunch daily, that way there are always three adults in the classroom. Elementary classrooms (K - 5th grades) are closed once we have reached the maximum of 28 students. Each classroom has one full-time teacher and one full-time assistant working all day. If a classroom has less than 14 students then a part-time assistant is hired to work between classrooms. Middle School and High School (6th - 12th grades) also have a classroom maximum of 28 students. There is only one instructor in the classroom throughout the day.
Do the classrooms have a set schedule?
The Pre-School classroom does following a set schedule as young child do learn best from repetition and routine. Please see the attached class schedule. All of our Elementary classes also follow a set schedule, however; it is different depending on the individual teachers' preferences. All classes schedule core subjects (math, science, history, spelling, reading) at the same time each day. As well extra subjects (P.E., computers, art, etc.) are also held at approximately the same time each day or week. Lunch and recess remain the same time for all classes Pre-School through Twelfth grades.
Do you have a hot lunch program?
We do not have your typical hot lunch program where a staff member cooks and serves food out of our facility. We have a fundraising project that runs annually and all year long. Five days a week your child is able to order lunch from certain establishments and have it delivered to the school for them. At the beginning of each month a hot lunch form is given to you and you are allowed to pick and choose the days and items you would like to order. All lunches are $5.00 each. As well, we do have the "snack shack" a cart that offers snacks and minimal lunch items for a cost per item, ranging from $.25 to $2.00.
What kinds of discounts do you offer?
Pre-School and Kindergarten thru 12th Grade are separate entities, to receive a multi-child discount you would need to have multiple children in Pre-School and/or multiple children in Kindergarten thru 12th Grade. As well we offer a discount to tithe paying members of our church.
What kind of discipline do you use?
The facility will not tolerate or allow any form of physical punishment, humiliation, or discipline involving taking away of food. Redirection of your child will be handled in a positive manner. Redirection is intended to be a learning experience. Children must learn self-control. If redirection does not work the teacher will be asked to try separation, then sending them to the office, then calling the parents to verbally discipline the child. If those methods have been used unsuccessfully, then the parents will be asked to come in and speak to the child or take them home for the day.
Continued behavioral problems will be discussed between the parents, teacher and the administration. Every effort will be made to correct the problem and encourage good behavior. However, after a reasonable period of time, if your child's behavior is still causing problems, you could be asked to withdraw your child from our facility.
Do you guys go on field trips?
Yes students in Kindergarten through 12th grade do go on educational based field trips. Teachers usually have a list of field trips for the year for parents during the first weeks of school. At times, parent participation is necessary for transportation and at other times a vehicle is leased for the occasion. There is an annual non-refundable activity fee of $75.00 due by September 15th of every year and will encompass all field trips. We also participate in educational field trips for students 4th grade through 12th grade. The following 'out of state' field trip costs are estimates: 4th Grade, Carson City: $280.00, 5th Grade, San Diego: $275.00, and 6th thru 12th Grade, Science Camp: $375.00. All of these field trip cost are due by November 1st of every school year.