Tuition Payment Options. Almaden Country School requires that Basic Tuition be paid in one of two ways:
Option 1 – Single Annual Payment.
Basic Tuition paid in full by May 31. There is a discount for single annual payment. Contact the Advancement Office for current discount figures.
Option 2 – Monthly Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT).
If you wish to pay Basic Tuition on a monthly basis, you will need to authorize the school to electronically withdraw funds from your bank account starting in June and running through May. Tuition is drawn over 11 months with the February draw devoted to the re-enrollment deposit.
Priority Re-Enrollment. Currently enrolled students have priority over new applicants for re-enrollment. Current families will be able to let the Advancement Office know by January 31 if they do not plan to return the following year. Otherwise, all current students will be re-enrolled automatically with the electronic fund transfer in February devoted to the re-enrollment deposit. For families who prefer to pay in full by May 31, the enrollment deposit must be paid by check no later than January 31.
New Enrollments. A one-time, non-refundable $100 application fee is due with each application. Upon confirmation of acceptance to the school, the non-refundable Enrollment Deposit for each student is due within one week.
New Student Shadow Dates. New students applying to enter grades 1st – 8th will visit and participate in the classroom for two days. The office will set these shadow dates. New students applying to enter Begindergarten, Jr. Kindergarten and Kindergarten are evaluated on an individual basis.
Withdrawal. During the enrollment process, if we receive a “Request for Records” from another school we will assume your child no longer intends to enroll and his/her space will be forfeited. Upon withdrawal after school has begun, you are eligible for a refund of any unused Basic Tuition and Apple Orchard fees paid, prorated by the number of days attended, less a $250 withdrawal fee. Enrollment fees are non-refundable.
Other Fees. There will be additional fees during the school year to pay for such things as overnight field trips (est. $100- $2200), after-school sports (est. $150-200), and lunch (est. $6/day). A $25 late fee may be added to any fees that are not received by the due date.
Fund raising. Your support of school fundraising efforts is very important to enhancing the school and supporting our teachers. All families are asked to participate in the Annual Giving Campaign, the Dinner Auction, and the Fund Run. For more information, contact the Advancement Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Termination. Students and parents attending Almaden Country School are expected to understand and abide by the principles and policies outlined in the Parent Handbook (available on the website under Parent Corner). Failure to do so may result in termination from school at the sole discretion of the Head of School. Services may be terminated if it is determined through observations and parent meetings that Almaden Country School does not meet the needs of your child.
Almaden Country School is a nonprofit organization funded by tuition and charitable contributions. All fees are subject to change. This tuition applies to new families and current families re-enrolling after 1/31/13. This schedule supersedes others released after 1/25/13.