Affording A Tesseract Education
Tesseract recognizes that paying for an independent school education can be a challenge for families. We are committed to helping families invest in their students’ education by providing generous, need-based financial aid, as well as various options and payment plans for financing their students’ education. It is our goal that economic standing should not be a determining factor in admission to Tesseract. The Board of Trustees is committed to creating a school community that is truly inclusive, diverse, and accessible to a wide range of families.
More than 30% of Tesseract students receive need-based financial aid from the School, with an average aid package this last school year of more than $10,000 per student (to apply for Financial Aid click on the link http://sssbynais.org/parents). Many families also take advantage of tuition credits through the Arizona Tax Credit Scholarship programs.
Special Page for Tesseract at Arizona Tuition Connection
There are many options to help invest in your child’s education at Tesseract, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to the school for guidance and support.
Tuition and Fees
A non-refundable application fee of $75 is due at the time the application is submitted.
A $1,000 non-refundable enrollment deposit is payable upon signing the enrollment contract. This enrollment deposit is applied to your child’s tuition over the course of the academic year.
Cost (per academic year)
|Early Childhood Two-Day Morning Program
(2-year-old room only)
|Early Childhood Two-Day Full Day Program
(2-year-old room only)
Early Childhood Three-Day Morning Program (2-year-old room only)
Early Childhood Three-Day Full Day Program
(2-year-old room only)
Early Childhood Five-Day Morning Program
Early Childhood Five-Day Full-Day Program
|Grades 1 – 4||$16,775|
The figures in the table include tuition as well as the following:
- A Pizza Lunch every Friday for all Tesseract students when school is in session (EC to grade 8)
- All Technology Fees (EC-8)
- All Yearbook costs (one per student) (EC-8)
- All scheduled costs associated with the Grades 5 and 6 Trip (domestic-transportation, lodging, meals and educational experiences)
- All scheduled costs associated with the Grades 7 and 8 Trip (domestic-transportation, lodging, meals and educational experiences)
Sibling Discount: Parents enrolling more than one (1) student will receive a $300 discount for the second child and $650 discount on each additional sibling’s tuition. No discount will be provided for the first student’s tuition. Discounts will be applied to the total payment plan.
Protect My Tuition Insurance* Program: A $300 tuition insurance fee is due with the contract for all Parents electing the 2 or 10-Month Payment Plans. The coverage is optional for yearly payers.
The Protect My Tuition Insurance Program will reduce a Parent’s financial obligation if a Student does not remain at Tesseract due to job transfer of the parent(s), health, academic or disciplinary discharge – subject to the terms of the Program.
*The Protect My Tuition Program applies only to tuition and does not apply to other charges such as fees, class trips, books, lunches, enrichment, etc.
Financial Aid – Tesseract awards financial assistance to families, based on demonstrated need, to help offset tuition costs. These awards are drawn from the School’s funds. Families who feel they may qualify for financial assistance are encouraged to begin the admissions application process early. Please remember that applying for financial aid does not guarantee eligibility http://sssbynais.org/parents.
One Payment Option: Payment of tuition for the Student’s program is to be paid in one payment on or before July 1, 2017. Payment for the optional Protect My Tuition program and any other selected options are due at the same time should parents elect to participate. Payment can be paid via check, bank draft or credit card.
Two Payment Option: 60% of tuition for the Student’s program is due on or before July 1, 2017. The remaining balance of tuition is due on or before December 1, 2017. Parent must participate in the Protect My Tuition program.
Ten-Payment Plan Option: Payment of tuition for the Student’s program is to be paid in equal payments, with the first payment due on or before July 1, 2017, and each successive payment due on or before the 1st of each month after that through April 1, 2018. Parents understand that by selecting this payment plan, they must participate in the Protect My Tuition Program.
Additional Required Fees
The following fees are added to Student Accounts.
TPA Fees (EC-8) – Tesseract Parents Association fees are set each year and billed as an incidental to tuition.
Textbook Fee (5th-8th grade) – Students in grades 5-8 may be required to purchase textbooks. Textbooks generally range from $150–$450 per grade.
Additional Optional Fees
The following fees are paid separately from tuition and are optional.
Lunch – Students are welcome to bring lunch from home or purchase a school lunch. The school lunch program (Monday through Thursday) has several options. More details, registration and payment options will be provided with your welcome package following the receipt of the signed contract.
Van Service (Not applicable for EC) – Tesseract School can provide morning van service depending on need.
Extended Day – Tesseract School offers extended day care both in the morning (from 7:30 a.m. until the start of school) and the afternoon (dismissal until 6:00 p.m.). Morning extended day care is complimentary and afternoon extended day care fees vary based on advanced enrollment, the number of days, and day of the week. Students who are not enrolled in the extended day may participate as a “drop-in”, dependent upon availability, and fees billed to the student account.
After-school Enrichment Program – Tesseract School offers many interesting and fun after-school activities and classes as part of its Enrichment Program. Class selections vary throughout the year. Examples include yoga, programming, dance, martial arts, Minecraft, acting, art, Legos, chess, cooking, and crafts. An enrichment packet is available in the School’s main offices and fees can be billed to your student account.