Program Fees & Responsibilities

Monthly Tuition for Families Planning to Work in the Classroom (Co-op)

Program/Days Work Requirements Monthly Tuition
2 days (Seeds) 2 work days; 1 alt day per month $273
3 days (Sprouts) 3 work days; 1 alt day per month $352
Note: Families requiring a 5-day program may enroll concurrently in the Seeds and Sprouts program upon availability.
The tuition for this option is $625.


Monthly Tuition for Families NOT Planning to Work in the Classroom (non Co-Op)

Program/Days Work Requirements Monthly Tuition
2 days (Seeds) None $389
3 days (Sprouts) None $514
4 days (Blooms/Blossoms) None $552
Note: Families requiring a 5-day program may enroll concurrently in the Seeds and Sprouts program upon availability. Price for this option is $903.

 

Tuition Notes

*Upon availability, families may choose to "buy out" one or more of their co-op required days at the rate of $47 per work day and $22 per alternate day. Families who wish to reduce their tuition may work extra days beyond the required amount at the rate of $25 for each addition workday provided and $20 for each additional alternate day provided. For more information, please view the Hilltop Tuition and Participation document or speak with the Director.

Families with two or more children simultaneously enrolled receive a 20% discount on the second and/or younger child and subsequent children.

 

Co-op Commitment

Working in the Classroom

Generally, the 2 and 3 day programs (Seeds and Sprouts) require co-op commitments (working in the classroom) although some non-co-op slots are available. The Blooms program does not have a co-op requirement, although you may co-op if desired. The Blossoms program does not have a co-op element, but you may arrange to co-op in one of the other programs while your child is in the Blossoms program for tuition reduction purposes.

If you choose to co-op (work in the classroom), you generally work the same number of days per month that your child attends per week, plus one alternate day. For example, if your child is enrolled in the 2-day per week Seeds program, your co-op committment is to work in the classroom two days per month, plus one alternate day. An alternate day is when you are "on call" to work for a specific day in case another worker calls in sick.

Upon availability, families may choose to "buy out" some or all of their co-op required days.

 

Additional Fees

The following additional fees will be required which are non-refundable:

  • Registration Fee: $150 for returning students; $175 for new students (including siblings)
  • Materials Fee: $200
 

Additional Participation Requirements

Requirement per Famlily Buyout Available? Buyout Amount
Ways & Means (Fundraising) Obligation - Parents are required to participate in major fundraising events and contribute at least five hours towards the planning and execution of those events per school year. Yes $300 ($60 per required hour)
Auction Obligation - Each family is required to collect donations worth $150 or more to be auctioned off at the school's annual Auction Fundraiser. In addition, each family is required to sell a minimum number of tickets to the event (typically four tickets), and sell a minimum number of raffle tickets (typically $20 worth). Yes $300
Job Obligation - Parents are required to maintain a job or a committee position for the school year, i.e. Board member, librarian, secretary, fundraising committee. Yes $300
Maintenance Obligations - Parents are required to perform two maintenance duties per school year, one of which is a maintenance job (such as painting or repair work), and the other of which is a scheduled Clean-Up Day. Yes $300 ($150 for Cleanup Day; $150 for maintenance job)
General Meetings - Parents are required to attend monthly general meetings held the third Wednesday evening of each month from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (parents not working in the classroom need only attend the three mandatory General Meetings held in September, January and April). No  
Orientation - New parents working in the classroom are required to attend a one day (9am to 1pm) Classroom Mechanics Orientation session before they are scheduled to work in the classroom. All parents (working and non-working) are also required to attend a one day (9am to 1pm) Philosophy Orientation session typically held prior to the start of the school year. No