Schedule, Tuition, and Financial Aid

/Schedule, Tuition, and Financial Aid
Schedule, Tuition, and Financial Aid 2023-12-15T11:13:52-05:00

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Schedule for the 2024 – 2025 school year

Our school year programs will operate from Sept 2, 2024 – June 7, 2025.

The calendar with program closure dates for holidays and staff professional development will be sent to enrolled families. Each day has the same number of total operating days (closures are evenly distributed).

Click here for a weekly view of programs for the 2024 – 2025 school year

Hours and Transportation

  • Drop off for NatureYear is anytime from 8:50  – 9:20 AM. Pick up is from 2:45 – 3 PM.
  • Drop off for the Foxes group is anytime from 12 – 12:15 PM. Pick up is from 2:45 – 3 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. Pick up from Kids Unplugged is from 5:20 – 5:30 PM.
  • We do not provide transportation. School buses do not drop off children for NatureYear and we do not have staffing to support bus arrival in the mornings (we DO have bus drop offs and staffing for Kids Unplugged bus arrival).

Tuition

  • Tuition for the 2023 – 2024 program year is $2,750 to attend one day per week and tuition for 24/25 is anticipated to be similar.
  • Tuition for the half day Foxes group is $1,375 to attend one day per week and tuition for 24/25 is anticipated to be similar.
  • Adding extended care in the Kids Unplugged program from 3 – 5:30 PM: $560 to attend one day per week and tuition for 24/25 is anticipated to be similar.

Payment Schedule

Full Day NatureYear groups

  • An initial payment of $650 is due upon accepting an enrollment offer. This payment goes towards your tuition and is not an additional fee.
  • Additional payments in equally divided installments are due on Oct 10, Dec 10, Feb 10, April 10
  • 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 $375 is due upon accepting an enrollment offer. This payment goes towards your tuition and is not an additional fee.
  • Additional payments in equally divided installments are due on Oct 10, Dec 10, Feb 10, April 10
  • 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 $160 is due upon registering. This payment goes towards your tuition and is not an additional fee.
  • Additional payments in equally divided installments are due on Oct 10, Dec 10, Feb 10, April 10
  • 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 is intended to provide reduced tuition for families who could not otherwise afford the opportunity, it is NOT intended to provide routine discounts for families who are able to pay the full tuition.

Financial aid applications can be completed anytime during the application period and must be completed by the application deadline of June 15, 2024 for priority consideration for the 24/25 program year. Financial aid will be allocated to eligible families after this deadline if funds remain. 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. 

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