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.
|Jr. Kindergarten and Kindergarten|
|School Day||Material Fee|
First and Second grades
Third and Fourth grades
Fifth and Sixth grades
Seventh and Eighth grades
Before-School Care is 7:30-8:20 AM.
After-School Care is 3:30-6:00 PM.
|First Child||Each Additional Child|
|Child scheduled before 12:00 PM||$8.00/hour||$4.00/hour|
|Unscheduled child (after 12 PM)||$12.00/hour||$10.00/hour|
|Late pickup from After-School Care (after 6 PM)||$10.00/15 min.||$10.00/15 min.|
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.
Payments may be in cash, money order, check, or credit card. A late fee of 1.5% per month (18% per annum) will be charged on balances that are not current. There is a $40 fee for all returned checks. Accounts with extenuating circumstances will be handled on an individual basis with the Head of School.
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. Drop-in days requested 48 hours in advance will be considered individually, based on teacher approval. Drop-in fee is $55 per full day and $40 per half day.
Invoices: Initial invoices will be mailed in August. Invoices for additional fees such as milk and latchkey are mailed monthly. A fee of $40 will be charged for returned checks.
Tuition Assistance — Financial Aid and Scholarship: Limited tuition assistance is available for Jr. Kindergarten 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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