Tuition and Fees
2023 - 2024
The value of progressive education at TCS:
"TCS was the perfect experience for our daughter. She was supported socially and emotionally and grew so much. She was challenged academically and was prepared for the in-depth projects in high school.”
TCS Alumni Parent
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Financial Support for Families
As part of our progressive philosophy, we care for the whole student, intellectually as well as socially and emotionally. We also care for families. We know many families are experiencing financial hardship right now or will do so in the near future. We remain committed to finding ways to make TCS affordable for all families.
2023-24 Tuition and Activity Fees
Tuition is the annual amount charged to cover routine instructional costs and supplies. The amount includes an activity fee covers costs associated with some classroom materials, as well as additional program coordination and technology used to support curricular goals, including field trips. This year, we have decided to combine the activity fee and tuition in order to simplify the cost of TCS for families.
WAYS TO PAY
All families are required to establish a tuition billing account through TADS.** The account will then be customized with the family’s choices for A) payment plan option, B) payment method and C) preferred payment date as described below.
A). Payment plan options. A $1,000 deposit is due at the time of enrollment. This upcoming year, 2023-24, the deposit is refundable should we not remain in our current facility. Also, a $1000 “First Time Enrollment” fee is due at the time of enrollment for each child enrolling at TCS for the first time, except newly enrolling siblings. The balance of tuition is then due in subsequent months as follows:
1. One single payment in August 2023.
(If you choose this option, TCS pays the annual $55 TADS fee)
2. Two equal payments in August and December 2023, or
3. Seven equal monthly payments from August 2023 through February 2024.***
B). Pick a payment method:
• Electronic ACH payment (easiest way to prevent late fees.)
• Invoice for checks/cash
• Credit Card
C). Pick a payment date:
• 5th of the month
• 20th of the month
To learn more, contact the school office: 708.484.8033 or firstname.lastname@example.org
*Siblings receive a 10% tuition discount tuition.
**Families are required to have a TADS account to allow for easy and convenient billing of tuition, fees, and incidental charges such as before and after school, class photos, spirit wear, and pizza lunch. TADS charges a separate $55 annual account fee.
***To calculate the monthly rate, subtract $1000 deposit (or $2000 if newly enrolled) from the TOTAL in the above table. Divide the balance by 7 to calculate the monthly amount due. For this upcoming year, 2023-24, the enrollment tuition deposit is refundable should we not remain in our current facility.