Japhet School

National School of Character

Preschool - 8th Grade

Preschool - 8th Grade

Tuition Schedule 2024/2025

Early Childhood Annual Tuition Schedule

Preschool is for children who are toilet-trained and are 3 or 4 years old by November 1st. Kindergarten is for children who are 5 years old by November 1st.

 School Day
Material Fee
5 days
4 days
3 days
Jr. Kindergarten and Kindergarten
5 days
Elementary and Middle School Annual Tuition Schedule
 School DayMaterial Fee
Lower Elementary
First and Second grades
Upper Elementary
Third and Fourth grades
Middle School
Fifth and Sixth grades
Middle School
Seventh and Eighth grades
Before- and After-School Care Rates

Before-School Care is 7:30-8:10 AM.
After-School Care is 3:30-5:30 PM.

 First ChildEach Additional Child
Child scheduled before 12:00 PM$10.00/hour$7.00/hour
Unscheduled child (after 12 PM)$12.00/hour$10.00/hour
Late pickup from After-School Care (after 5:30 PM)$15.00/15 min.$15.00/15 min.

Information about deposits, tuition payments, multiple child tuition discounts, payment plans, additional fees, and tuition assistance:

NOTE: The following information is date-specific. However, we do enroll children mid-year and throughout summer, and we can create a tuition payment plan that reflects the actual date of enrollment.

Application Fee: A non-refundable fee of $25 must accompany each application. This fee is not applied toward tuition.

Deposit: Upon acceptance to Japhet School, parents can reserve a place for their child with a deposit of $575 per child. If the school, for any reason, is unable to enroll a student after the application has been approved, the $575 deposit will be refunded with a written notification. If a student, enrolling for an upcoming school year, withdraws the application before June 1, the $575 deposit is refundable; if the student withdraws the application after June 1, the deposit is non-refundable. Enrollment and tuition are for the entire school year, September to early June. Pro-ration or refund of any part of the annual tuition is determined based on extenuating circumstances and approved by the Head of School.

Tuition Payments may be made in one of three ways:
  • Single-Payment Plan: Advanced payment made in full by August 15.
  • Two-Payment Plan: First payment due by August 15, with final payment made on January 15.
  • Ten-Payment Plan: Coordinated through the Accounting Manager with first payment due August 15. The Ten-Payment Plan requires a $300 bookkeeping fee per child.

Payments may be in cash, money order, check, or credit card.  A 2.5% discount for cash/check payment of single or two-payment plans.  A late fee of 1.5% per month (18% per annum) will be charged on balances that are not current. There is a $45 fee for all returned checks. Accounts with extenuating circumstances will be handled on an individual basis with the Head of School.


  • Two students per family: 5% on second tuition (Preschool-8th grade)
  • Three or more students per family: 10% on third and more tuitions (Preschool-8th grade)

Material Fee: Covers annual consumable supplies, supplies for some special projects, required novels, some student assemblies, and the use of required textbooks. Textbooks and Chromebooks must be in reasonable condition at the end of the school year.

Before/After-school Care and Milk Fees: Hourly rates are based on a full hour. Japhet charges in quarter-hour (15-minute) increments for any fraction thereof. Fees such as milk, After-School Care, etc. will be billed separately. Reservations for Before/After-school Care must be made by 12 PM to be considered scheduled.

Make-Up Days and Drop-in Fees: Holidays, teacher conference days, half days, or special host days sometimes alter the usual schedule. This occurs across all grade levels and is considered normal. For this reason, no special arrangements for make-up days or switch-days are provided in the Preschool or Kindergarten. 

Invoices: Initial invoices will be mailed in August. Invoices for additional fees such as Before- and After-school care are sent monthly. A fee of $45 will be charged for returned checks.

Tuition Assistance — Financial Aid and Scholarship: Limited tuition assistance is available for Preschool through 8th grade. Request a Tuition Assistance Packet from the Admissions. Several merit scholarships also are available.

Japhet School admits students without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, or other legally protected status, and treats them in all respects without discrimination. Indeed, the School affirmatively seeks and welcomes such diversity in order to enhance students’ educational experience. Similarly, the School seeks to achieve diversity among its employees insofar as consistent with the policies and values which have contributed to the School’s award-winning program of character education.

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Japhet School's mission is to nurture and prepare each child for life by integrating character education with a strong academic program.

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