Now that we have extended the school start date to Sept. 2, we have received some inquiries regarding tuition payment schedules.
First, please know that regardless of the start date of school, we will still provide the same number of instructional days as required by our accrediting association, the Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS). Your child will not be missing out on overall days of instruction; the school year will simply be shifted. We are currently working on revising the academic calendar to accommodate this change and will release the new schedule by the end of next week.
For those families wishing to pay tuition monthly, we offer a 10-month payment plan to ease the monthly burden. If we cancel the July payment, and offer 10-month plans to be completed in May, we would have to charge a payment in February when we normally would not, due to reenrollment. We are happy to do that for any family, with the understanding there would be both a tuition payment and a registration fee due in the same month. Alternatively, we adjust your plan to be paid over 9 months; however, this will increase your monthly payment. Please see the options outlined below.
- Keep the payment plan July through May with no tuition payment in February to provide relief to pay registration. (No action is needed on your part to keep your plan the same.)
- Change the plan to eliminate a July payment, with 10 payments starting in August and running through May, including a February payment to keep the payments the same.
- Change the plan to a 9-month plan beginning in August and running through May with no tuition payment in February to provide relief to pay registration, acknowledging that the amount of the payment will be higher than currently amortized.
- Change the plan to a 10-month plan beginning in August through June with no tuition payment in February to provide relief to pay registration.
If you choose to begin in August, and we have already received your July payment, we can process a refund for July’s payment. This refund will take approximately two weeks. Alternatively, we could move your August payment to February to maintain a 10-month plan for you.
Thank you once again for your patience as we navigate this unprecedented change to our normal school operations.