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Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees for the 2024-2025 School Year

The Circle School is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to cultivate the whole child to become an impactful citizen of the Earth. As an educational community that values diversity and seeks to promote meaningful access to educational opportunity for all, we welcome and strive to accept as many students as possible based on pre-set class sizes. 

Tuition and fee information can be found below. In addition to the tuition, families contribute to the school and its operation through active volunteer work on and off campus as a part of our cooperative community. Learn about co-op requirements here.

  • Tuition includes all materials, textbooks, field trips, and specials classes.

  • A seat deposit of $600 is due by May 1st or upon registration if later. The seat deposit is applied to the annual tuition. 

  • Remaining tuition amount is paid out over 10 months beginning in July and ending in April.


Registration Fees: Due Upon Registration

  • $250 New Family Registration Fee

  • $150 Returning Family Registration Fee

Seat Deposit: Due the later of May 1st or Upon registration

  • $600 Student Seat Deposit (applied to annual tuition)


Sibling Discount

  • A 5% sibling discount is available to all families with 2 or more students. The discount is applied to the tuition rate of the second and subsequent children. 


Optional Early Care (7:30-8:30 am)

Students may be dropped off at the school and cared for by the staff as early as 7:30 AM at no additional charge. 


After School Care (4:00- 6:00 pm)

  • School ends at 3:30 PM.

  • After school care begins at 4:00 pm for currently enrolled students.

    • Drop in rate (billed at the end of the month) $12/day (billed at the end of the month)

    • Monthly (billed on the 1st of the month) $125/month (billed on the 1st of the month)  

  • There may be additional enrichment opportunities available for students after school or during school breaks that will be handled separately for additional fees. 

 Tiered tuition model

The “base” rate tuition is $11,000 unless a Family Finance Application is completed to fall into one of the lower tuition tiers. This application considers adjusted gross income from tax filings, as well as other sources of income (examples may include non-taxable income, child support, etc). Once the Family Finance Application has been completed, FACTs will take approximately two to three weeks to review. Upon completion of review, families will be notified of their tuition rate for the school year. 


Families are welcome to forego the Family Finance Application and will be charged the base tuition amount. 


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Coop Requiements
Co-op Hours Requirement
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When your child joins The Circle School, your family becomes a member of our Family Cooperative.

In addition to tuition, each family is required to complete:

  • 80 co-op hours per year (40 hours per semester)

  • 2 work days per year (1 per semester)


Each hour is valued at $18 and each workday at $150.


While your skills and participation are always our preference, families may also choose to pay for their co-op hours (all or a portion of required hours) directly ($1,440 total for the year).


These donated hours are an integral part of our cooperative model, improving the function of our school and demonstrating to the children how people working together can make great things happen!

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