Village Home is in session for three, 10-week terms between September and June. We are proud to be able to offer high-quality, engaging classes for such an affordable price. Some classes like lab science, art, and technology classes will be higher due to class material fees. In addition to classes, clubs, and competitive teams, we also offer field trips and workshops, parent enrichment programs, and travel opportunities. Village Home is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and relies on fundraising and donations from our families and friends to keep classes affordable and accessible, we typically provide over $30,000 in Financial Aid annually.
Tuition for Classes
Class tuition base price is $9 – $15/hour of instruction, depending on the subject and age group. Some classes like lab science, art, and technology classes may cost more due to material fees required to provide a high-caliber learning experience. Clubs, which tend to be more social in nature, start at only $3/hour and are led by volunteer parents.
Materials & Book Fees
Materials fees may be added to science, tech, and art classes ($5 – $20) to cover class-specific supplies or to cover the cost of a required text that is purchased on your behalf. In some cases, we will include an Amazon product link in the description and instruct you to purchase the text or product directly and bring it the first day of class.
Sibling Discount for Shared Online Classes
Charter School Learners
Earn Discounts with Our Community Volunteer Program
To offer low tuition rates, we rely on community volunteerism. Every family is welcome to volunteer, but not required. We have a variety of tasks for volunteers to do at Village Home: from classroom assistants with a weekly commitment to one-time, short tasks. There is a way for everyone to be involved and help co-create our community. Many of our bigger commitment jobs, called Key Volunteer Duties, also have benefits such as tuition discounts and/or access to early registration.
Refunds at Village Home
|Type of Offering||Refund Policy|
|Voyager’s Choice 10-Week Course (on-going)||Full refund if you drop on or before the day of the second class meeting in the Fall term; at the end of the first week of the term in Winter and Spring.|
|One-time workshop or short-term course||No refund within 24 hours of the start of the offering|
|Field Trips||No refund|
|Rivers Day Program||Pro-rated tuition refund with 30 day notice; deposit is not refundable|
|Voyagers Outside||Full refund if you drop on or before the day of the first class meeting|
Circumstances for Refunds
|Course canceled by Village Home||Pro-rated refund for any remaining sessions, or full refund if the course has not started.|
|Session missed by Learner||No Refund|
|Session missed by Teacher||Refund on request if a substitute is not scheduled or a make-up is not scheduled|
|Learner removed from class||No Refund|
|Materials or Text Purchased from Village Home||Full refund if returned unused on or before the day of the first class meeting|
Village Home Promise
We want you to experience happy learning at Village Home. If you are not having a positive experience in your Village Home class, contact the teacher, or let the office staff know, and we will work to make it right for you.
Tuition and fees for each term may be paid by credit card, cash, or check. Installment plans are available.
Ways to Save on Tuition
We strive to keep tuition affordable. Here are some ways to save:
- Refer a friend. Earn $20 off a class if you refer a friend who signs up for the first time with Village Home for at least one class (does not apply to clubs). Then, you stop by the office to claim your $20 off coupon (credit) after the add/drop period.
- Apply for Financial Aid. Financial Aid applications are now available for the Fall term of 2021. We usually disburse over $30,000 a year in financial aid to families who qualify. See the Financial Aid section below for details.
- Apply for and get placed in a Community Duty Plus job, and get a discount on classes. Community Duty opportunities are extremely limited in the 2020-21 learning year.
Priority Registration happens a few days prior to Regular Registration. There are several ways to qualify for Priority Registration: (1) Be on the faculty/staff/board, (2) Enroll in Rivers Day Program, (3) Donate $250 or more between August 1, 2019 and July 15, 2020, (4) Put your family’s name in the lottery for one of the Priority Registration spots.
First consideration for Financial Aid is July 15, and on a rolling basis throughout the year if funds are available. Annually, we usually provide over $30,000 in Financial Aid and an additional $40,000 in volunteer tuition discounts. Click here to complete the Financial Aid Application.
The Diversity Scholarship, established with the generous support of Village Home parent, Shireen Hasan, is intended to promote involvement of learners who are underrepresented at Village Home. Asian, Black, Latinx, Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islander, and LGBTQIA+ learners are eligible (based on NAIS diversity criteria, https://www.nais.org/articles/pages/diversity-and-multiculturalism-147595.aspx). This scholarship may supplement need-based aid for families. The scholarship funds are awarded for the entire academic year in per term amounts. The scholarship award is per student, and is not transferable between students and/or terms. The deadline for best consideration is July 15. Applications received after July 30 will be placed into a separate pool for later consideration on a funds available basis later in the term or year. Eligible applicants will be awarded scholarship funds on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you applied for Financial Aid, there is no need to apply separately for the Diversity Scholarship. Apply here.