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Old 03-29-2012, 06:57 AM   #11
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My daughter will continue at the Montessori school she has attended for 2 years. The tuition for K is $5500, from 8a to 2p. You can get full time care if you need it. So far the school goes through the 2nd grade and she will stay there until then.

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Old 03-29-2012, 07:05 AM   #12
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DS1 attends a private SDA school right now (preK), and we'll be keeping him there. It costs $4450/yr for preK-8, and I don't know much it is for grades 9-12.

We live on a budget, but this is one thing that's not negotiable for us. The public schools in our area are not good, and homeschooling is an option. I know my limits, and I would not make a good teacher .
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Old 03-29-2012, 07:22 AM   #13
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The Montessori Kindergarten here was just under $6,000.
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Old 03-29-2012, 07:38 AM   #14
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The K at DS school (he's currently in preschool) is $5200/year. It's a private Christian school, we're in so. Cal.
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Old 03-29-2012, 08:03 AM   #15
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Re: Cost of Kindergarten?

Our school district in our town (where I would not send my kids) has full day kindergarden, but the town over where I would considering sending my kids only has half day and you have to pay for full day kindergarden. It's $3,500. The Catholic schools here range from $3,500 and up. The one I'm looking at for my kids is about $4,000 tuition plus books, uniforms, etc.
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Old 03-29-2012, 08:20 AM   #16
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Re: Cost of Kindergarten?

4K will cost us $415/month this coming year, plus the registration fee and all the other incidentals, lunch, and heaven's knows what else. It's a 9 month program.
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Old 03-29-2012, 08:31 AM   #17
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Re: Cost of Kindergarten?

Around us:
Montessori Kinder: $10000
Private, non-religious: $9500
Private, religious: $6000-9000 (to get the lowest rate, you must be a member of that faith, so for us the range is $7500-9000)
Public charter (half or full days): FREE (but in the wrong direction)
Public, assigned enrollment area (half-days): FREE

None of these include before/after school care.

My DD is also already reading, writing, adding, and subtracting. We're enrolling in our assigned enrollment area's public Kinder. It's a great school and about 30% of the kids will come in to Kinder at or near my DD's level. There is also a before and after school program run by the YMCA on the school grounds (no transportation required) that only costs $100/wk (with optional daycamps at the YMCA facility when school is not in session). I looked at the Charters, but wasn't impressed enough to commute in the wrong direction AND find a childcare that could pick DD up next year.
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:28 AM   #18
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Re: Cost of Kindergarten?

WOW!! This is really making me look at the private distant learning school that I want to put my son in in a new light! It is only $2500 a year!

I don't know how you afford it!
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Re: Cost of Kindergarten?

We will be paying if we can't get into the public school (age issue). Here it is anywhere from $8,000-30,000 depending on how/where. Kids at that age are at their prime learning and we'll do what we need to to support it. I figure worst case we will do private for k and/or 1st grade and go to public as they don't test in and have all the requirements in 2nd grade.
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our very small private christian school is approx. $5500 a year for tuition and fees. it's one of the least expensive in our area and is pre-school through 6th.
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