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 provide over $30,000 in Financial Aid annually.
2019/20 Tuition for Classes
Class tuition base price is $110 for 10 hours of instruction. Preschool starts at only $9/hour of instruction. 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 $25 and are led by volunteer parents. Financial Aid may be applied to class tuition and clubs.
Materials & Book Fees
Materials fees are typically 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.
Earn Discounts with Our Community Volunteer Program
TTo offer low tuition rates, we rely on community volunteerism. As of 2019, 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 also have benefits such as tuition discounts, ranging between 5% – 20%, and/or priority registration benefits.
There is a two week Add/Drop period at the beginning of the FALL term. Tuition refunds are available when classes are dropped before 5 pm the day of the second class meeting. After the Add/Drop period, there are no tuition refunds. (Book, material, and lab fees may not be refundable.) If your student misses a class, or is asked to leave a class because of disciplinary reasons, there is no refund. If a class is cancelled, you receive a refund. In the Winter and Spring Terms, the Add/Drop period is ONE week; classes must be dropped before 5 pm the day of the first class meeting.
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. We 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.
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 the Day Program, (3) Donate $250 or more between July 1 of the previous year and the current year, (4) Put your family’s name in the drawing for one of the lottery Priority Registration spots.
First consideration for Financial Aid is in July, and on a rolling basis throughout the year if funds are available. Annually, we provide over $30,000 in Financial Aid and an additional $40,000 in volunteer tuition discounts.