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Tuition and Fees
2024 - 2025

The value of progressive education at TCS:

TCS Alumni Parent
"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.” 


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. 

2024-25 Tuition and Activity Fees 

Tuition is the annual amount charged to cover routine instructional costs and supplies. While in the past we had a separate activity fee to cover technology and field trips, we've made things simpler by incorporating those costs into tuition.

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.  Also, a $1000 “First Time Enrollment” deposit 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 2024.
    (If you choose this option, TCS pays the annual $55 TADS fee)

2. Two equal payments in August and December 2024, or

3. Seven equal monthly payments from August 2024 through February 2025.***


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


More Information:


*Siblings receive a 10% tuition discount.  

**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. 

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