Schedule, Tuition, and Financial Aid

Schedule, Tuition, and Financial Aid 2021-04-28T15:46:28-04:00

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Schedule for the 2021 – 2022 school year

Our school year programs will operate from Sept 7, 2021 – June 4, 2022.

The calendar with program closure dates for holidays and staff professional development is not available yet. Each day has the same number of total operating days (closures are evenly distributed).

A weekly view of available programs for the 2021 – 2022 school year is HERE.

Hours and Transportation

  • Drop off for NatureYear is anytime from 8:50  – 9:20 AM. Pick up is at 3 PM.
  • Drop off for the Foxes group is anytime from 12 – 12:15 PM. Pick up is at 3 PM.
  • Drop off for Kids Unplugged  is anytime from 3:15 – 3:30 PM. Pick up is at 5:30 PM.
  • We do not have earlier drop off available.
  • Children who attend NatureYear can also be enrolled in the Kids Unplugged after school program, and we will transition your child from one program to the next. Many families choose this option.
  • We do not provide transportation, and your child’s school bus will not drop them off at Common Ground. 

Tuition

  • Tuition for the 2021 – 2022 program year is $2,600 to attend one day per week
  • Tuition for the half day Foxes group is $1,300 to attend one day per week and $2,600 to attend two days per week
  • Adding extended care in the Kids Unplugged program from 3 – 5:30 PM: $520 to attend one day per week

Payment Schedule

Full Day NatureYear groups

  • An initial payment of $600 is due upon accepting an enrollment offer. This payment goes towards your tuition and is not an additional fee.
  • Additional payments of $500 each are due on Oct 15, Dec 15, Feb 15, April 15
  • You may choose to make more frequent payments and can log-in to your account anytime to make a payment towards the next installment due

Half day Foxes group:

  • An initial payment of $300 is due upon accepting an enrollment offer. This payment goes towards your tuition and is not an additional fee.
  • Additional payments of $250 each are due on Oct 15, Dec 15, Feb 15, April 15
  • You may choose to make more frequent payments and can log-in to your account anytime to make a payment towards the next installment due

Kids Unplugged:

  • An initial payment of $120 is due upon registering. This payment goes towards your tuition and is not an additional fee.
  • Additional payments of $100 each are due on Oct 15, Dec 15, Feb 15, April 15
  • You may choose to make more frequent payments and can log-in to your account anytime to make a payment towards the next installment due

Financial aid

Sliding scale financial aid from 10% – 75% off tuition is available to qualified applicants. Applying for financial aid does not affect your eligibility for the program, and qualifying for financial aid does not guarantee that an enrollment space will be available.

Financial aid applications can be completed anytime during the application period and must be completed by the application deadline. The financial aid application is HERE.

Withdrawal and Refund Policy

Tuition is an annual agreement. If a child is withdrawn from the program, tuition for any remaining classes is not refundable unless we can fill the child’s spot in the program. We will work with parents to consider exceptional circumstances. Tuition policies are not intended to be punitive, they are essential to make sure that program costs are covered. Typically, we have been able to fill a program spot within 2 – 3 weeks of being notified of the intended withdrawal.

Refunds or credits for future programs will not be given if we need to close for snow days or other severe weather.