Tuition and Enrollment
Thank you for your interest in Art and Science Kids! We are accepting applications for our ongoing enrollment. Please contact us to schedule a visit, register your child, or for any questions. More information about our tuition and enrollment process is below. Please note that all new families joining Art and Science Kids will have to fill out the registration and release forms, pay the registration fee, and read through our handbook before arriving your first day.
Preschool Tuition Rates and Discounts
Full Year Tuition
Except for summer sessions, our expectation is that your family has signed up for the whole school year. Annual tuition is $4000, which you may pay in 20 equal payments of $400 from August until May. Tuition is due on the 20th day of each month. You must make each payment in full no later than the last business day of the month, or we will not be able to reserve your child's place in the program for the following month. We will announce summer tuition deadlines by the end of April. Tuition is non-refundable.
We offer two discounts. Full-time families who pay on or before the 20th of the month may take a $20 discount off that month's tuition. Full-time families who meet their stay-day commitments may take an additional $80 discount each month.
We love having parents, guardians and grandparents of Art and Science Kids join us for the day -- and we value your time! You receive an $80 discount off your tuition if you volunteer for at least one full day per week with us. If you do miss your volunteer shift and do not make it up, you will not receive the $80 discount that month.
Please note that in order to volunteer with us, each new parent or guardian must first have a background check completed. The Background Check form is available on our Handbook and Registration Forms page. The background check costs $10 per adult, and the first one is included in your registration fee -- you don't have to pay extra for that. Please contact us to get your police check underway so that you can volunteer with us and earn your discount!
Drop-in Tuition $25
You need to arrange ahead of time to join us for a drop-in day. There are two reasons why families may need to have a $25 per day drop-in schedule:
You are on our waiting list.
You are committed to our program, but you have an unpredictable schedule.
These situations are both unusual because we strive for full enrollment from students. however, if you are on our waiting list or have an unpredictable schedule, please contact us and we might be able to accommodate you. Most of these arrangements require at least 12 hours notice, but sometimes a last minute opening occurs. We reserve the right to say no on any given day. Our program is based on rhythms and repeated practice. Students who only come occasionally are not going to receive the full benefits we offer such as social development, motor skills, and kindergarten readiness.
Several retired folks in our community have offered to pitch in to purchase winter clothing and to sponsor a needy student. If you need help purchasing rain gear or if you need scholarship funds to help with tuition, please let us know. You will have to write personal letters to the donors explaining why you need the funds, and you will need to write thank you letters if you receive funding. We are happy to help you write, proofread, edit and send the letters. Just ask!
We are currently accepting new students for our 2022 Spring/Summer semester. To enroll your child in Art and Science Kids, please CONTACT US through our website or directly over phone or email. We want to connect with you person-to-person to introduce you to our program and community, and make sure it's a good fit!
Once we've gotten in touch, there are a few more steps to register your child:
You will need to pay the $150.00 non-refundable registration fee. This fee secures your place in our programming, and/or a place on our waiting list if we are currently full. Please note that parents on our waiting list are welcome to join for a drop in class for $25 if we have any absences that day. You can pay the registration fee directly on our website.
You will need to read our Handbook, available to download and print on our website here.
You will need to fill out and sign our Liability, Medical, and Photo release, all available to download, print and sign on our website. Be sure to hand in these forms to our staff before your first day with us.
We look forward to your child joining our program!