New Student 2019-20 Registration will Open March 1st!
Registration is open for all current Five Acre families on February 1.
You have received 2019-20 registration paperwork in your parent box. Please complete the registration form and turn it into the office by no later than Thursday, February 28, 2019. For siblings new to our school, include a deposit equal $820 from K-6 grade or $370 (2 day Primary), $520 (3 day Primary) or $770 (5 day Primary) and a one time registration fee of $50. You will be asked to fill out a “Student Profile Form” upon receipt of registration for new siblings. Please return completed enrollment forms to the office as soon as possible and no later than February 28, 2019.
The annual supply fee, which varies with enrollment options, will be billed in June and due July 1 2019. With regards to Primary students, enrollment priority is given to children of current families registered by February 28, 2019. Students enrolled currently in Primary are assured at least as many days per week next year as they are currently attending. For those wishing to increase days, 5-day enrollments will be given enrollment priority.
Five Acre School’s registration process begins with a scheduled tour. Registration forms are not available online and are provided during the tour. You can call (360-681-7255) or email (email@example.com) to schedule a tour and observe class in session. Teachers and staff can be available for after school appointments if you’d like to discuss anything with them individually.
The Primary Class serves children ages 3-5. Kindergarten age students can enroll in the Discovery Class or, under some circumstances, remain in the Primary Class. Parents should discuss with the staff which option would be best for their child. We offer 2, 3 and 5 day a week schedules for Primary students. The 2-day option is Wednesdays and Fridays and the 3-day option, Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Primary class enrollment is limited to 20 children daily. Enrollment is opened to new families on March 1, enrollment is on a first come, first serve basis.
The Discovery class serves Kindergarten and 1st grade. All students must enroll for 5 days. Class size will be a maximum of 24 students, served by two full time teachers.
The Adventure Class includes grades 2-3. The maximum class size is 16 served by one teacher.
The Explorer Class includes grades 4-6. Maximum class size is 26, and will be served by one teacher and a possible assistant depending on class size.
K-6 Admissions Mid School Year
We take a number of factors into consideration when admitting new students into our elementary program. Our program is a progressive curriculum and our admissions process is multi-step. The admissions process begins with an initial inquiry. At that time you are invited to tour the school. If you are interested in pursuing admission, you will fill out a “Student Profile Form” and sign a records request so that we may obtain your child’s academic record from their current school.
After we receive your child’s academic record, we will call you to schedule a visit for your child to their potential classroom. The length of this visit varies by age and classroom. Following your child’s visit, the Director and classroom teachers will touch base with you regarding your commitment to enroll your child.
Once we have determined that your child can and should enroll, we will confirm a starting date. A signed contract, registration fee, supply fee, deposit, and one month of tuition are due one week prior to the starting date.
There is a six-week grace period during which either the school or the parent may withdraw from the contract. After two weeks, your child’s teacher will schedule a parent/teacher conference.
Tuition and Fees
Class 2019-20 Tuition (10 and 12 month plans) Supply Fees
Discovery, Adventure & Explorer: $8200 per year/ $820 or $683.30 per month. Once a year Supply Fee: $380
Primary: 5-day: $7700 per year/ $770 or $641.60 per month. Once a year Supply Fee: $200
Primary 3-day: M,T,Th $5200 per year/ $520 or $433.30 per month. Once a year Supply Fee: $140
Primary 2-day:W F $3700 per year/ $370 or $308.30 per month. Once a year Supply Fee: $100
There is a 10% discount for families who pay in full on or before by July 15, 2019 and a 5% discount for families who pay in full on or before August 15, 2019. Families who do not pay in full will pay monthly by automatic debit, over a 10-month or 12 -month period. All monthly payments MUST be set up for automatic debit. Supply fees are due July 1, 2019. The first tuition payment is due on August 15, 2019 and the final payment for the 2019-20 school year will be on May 15, 2020 or July, 15 2020. We accept cash and checks for payments in full.
Registration Fee and Deposit
The registration fee is a one time fee of $50 paid when submitting the registration form. The deposit is equal to one-month’s tuition (on the 10 month plan), which is refunded when a student withdraws at the end of a school year. If you decide not to re-enroll your child for the following school year, your deposit will be credited to your last tuition bill for the year.
Five Acre School provides tuition assistance to families through the Tuition Assistance Fund. The amount available for tuition assistance is dependent upon the amount raised through donation and fundraising, and is limited.
An independent committee of volunteers, who have no current connection to Five Acre School, determines the distribution of tuition assistance. The committee makes the final award determinations in a blind process (they do not know the identities of the families who have applied), according to a rubric, based primarily on need. In awarding tuition assistance, the committee considers family financial data and the total amount of annual tuition to be paid. The process to apply for tuition assistance is as follows:
Register your child for the 2019-20 school year. Complete the registration form and return to the school. If your child is a new student, return the registration form with the registration fee.
Fill out the Five Acre School Tuition Assistance Application and return to office or mail with last year’s tax return, copies of W-2s and property tax statements to:
Financial Aid Committee
Five Acre School
515 Lotzgesell Rd.
Sequim, WA 98382
The DEADLINE for the TUITION ASSISTANCE APPLICATION is 3pm, April 17, 2019. The Financial Aid Committee will announce awards by May 3, 2019. You will have until Friday, May 17, 2019 to accept and pay a deposit (specified in your tuition assistance information) or decline your award. In the event you decide to withdraw your student(s) for financial or any other reasons, you have until May 31, 2019 to do so for a full deposit refund.
As we make staffing and budget decisions for the year based on the premise that students will be enrolled for an entire academic year, we ask that families commit to the full year when enrolling their child(ren). Should you choose to withdraw your child anytime between May 31st, 4 months prior to the start of the school year, and the end of that school year, the deposit will not be refunded and you will be expected to pay tuition equal to the number of months your child has already attended. The supply and registration fees are non-refundable.