tuition information

Tuition Information

Application Fee

All applicants pay a non-refundable application fee of $75 at the time the application is submitted.

Deposit

Registration fee and $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.

Tuition*

Program
Cost (per academic year)
Early Childhood Three-Day Morning Program
$7,750
Early Childhood Three-Day Full Day Program
$9,000
Early Childhood Five-Day Morning Program
$11,500
Early Childhood Five-Day Full-Day Program
$13,750
Kindergarten
$17,200
Grades 1 – 4
$17,600
Grades 5-8
$18,600

*Installment plans are available and outlined in the student contract.

Tuition Refund Plan (TRP)

Tesseract School is a non-profit organization that must carefully budget to provide the best educational experience possible. Employment agreements and enrollment contracts are entered into well before the beginning of the school year. As a result, the School relies heavily on student contract commitments to meet these needs. Therefore, the School must enforce all enrollment contracts in existence as of May 31. Tesseract offers The Tuition Refund Plan to partially protect a family’s investment against unforeseen circumstances that might necessitate the withdrawal of their child before the end of the school year. Participation in this program is mandatory for all parents who elect the monthly-payment installment option. It is optional for all others. Details of this program can be found in your Enrollment Agreement.

Payment Methods

Monthly statements will be issued on or around the 3rd business day of each month. All balances are due the first of the next month. The School accepts payment in the form of cash, check, bank draft or credit card. Cash and checks can be directed to the front office. Payment by bank draft or credit card (American Express, Discover and MasterCard) must be made through the School’s website www.tesseractschool.org. The School has contracted with a third party processor to accept payments on our website. This third party charges a 2.75% convenience fee for all credit card transactions.

Lunch

Students are welcome to bring lunch from home or purchase school lunch. Students desiring school lunch will have the option to purchase school lunch either by semester or for the entire year. More details, registration and payment options are available by clicking here to access Tesseract Lunch Program.

Bus Service

The School offers morning bus service. Bus Service Enrollment forms can be obtained in the School’s front office. Fees for this service will be billed to your account each semester.

Extended Day and Enrichment Activities

The 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.). Fees vary based on number of weeks. Students who are not enrolled in extended day may participate as a “drop-in” dependent upon availability.

The School also 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, dance, martial arts, acting, art, Legos, cooking and crafts. An enrichment packet is available in the School’s front offices and fees will be billed to your student account.

Registration Fee

In order to reduce the amount of fees charged to parents for individual field trips you would see an activity fee charged to your account at the beginning of the school year. This fee covers entrance fees, transportation for each field trip, in-house vendors, technology, yearbook, Tesseract Parents Association, and Middle School and Upper School retreats. The fees for each grade level are as follows:

Early Childhood $475.00

Kindergarten through 4th Grade $500.00

5th through 8th Grade $700.00

Textbook Fee (5th – 8th grade)

Students in grades 5 – 8 are required to purchase textbooks. Used book sell/buy back opportunities will be available for some classes. Textbooks generally range from $250 – $450 per grade.

Class Trips (5th – 8th grade)

Experiential learning makes curriculum come alive, creating excitement for students as they develop new perspectives and make personal connections not possible in the classroom. In Middle School, Tesseract students participate in overnight adventures on grade-level class trips revolving around one or more areas of study. The cost of each trip has historically ranged from approximately $700 – $2,500. A deposit will be billed to your student account in January with the final balance billed in April.

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 and are not repaid. Families who feel they may qualify for financial assistance are encouraged to begin the admissions application process early, as available funds are limited. Please remember that applying for financial aid does not guarantee eligibility.

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