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private school tuitions.

Anonymous
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my oldest turns 5 soon and we decided to wait til next year to put her in school. We just feel more comfortable waiting til she's 6. Anyways. we want to put her in a montessori school and tuition for 2 of them is 8k for full days. If we did monthly payments, it would be $750/month. And thats after a 10% down and $200 deposit. So much money for kindergarten! Thoughts? Public schools here are some of the worst in the state. But the private schools rank in the best. We could use most of our tax return to pay for at least a fraction of it.
Posted by Anonymous on Sep. 10, 2012 at 1:19 PM
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LyTe684
by Ruby Member on Sep. 10, 2012 at 1:20 PM

My son is in the first grade. This is his first year in public school. *shrugs*

Good luck with whatever you decide to do.

peanutsmommy1
by Ruby Member on Sep. 10, 2012 at 1:22 PM
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actually that sounds cheap to me, full time child care was more than that.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Sep. 10, 2012 at 1:26 PM
really? We might also be able to apply for a scholarship. I feel like my dd wont be able to grow and excel in a public school setting.

Quoting peanutsmommy1:

actually that sounds cheap to me, full time child care was more than that.

peanutsmommy1
by Ruby Member on Sep. 10, 2012 at 1:28 PM

yep, tuition at my sons childcare center was $43 a day = about 11k a year

Quoting Anonymous:

really? We might also be able to apply for a scholarship. I feel like my dd wont be able to grow and excel in a public school setting.

Quoting peanutsmommy1:

actually that sounds cheap to me, full time child care was more than that.


 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Sep. 10, 2012 at 1:32 PM
jeeeeeeeze! The other school was 10K. I have to apply by dec and have the deposit+$800 by feb.

Quoting peanutsmommy1:

yep, tuition at my sons childcare center was $43 a day = about 11k a year

Quoting Anonymous:

really? We might also be able to apply for a scholarship. I feel like my dd wont be able to grow and excel in a public school setting.



Quoting peanutsmommy1:

actually that sounds cheap to me, full time child care was more than that.


90210Mommy
by on Sep. 10, 2012 at 1:33 PM
That's not bad really my kinder was $34k this year for her program plus activities fees.
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.ChiMama.
by Gold Member on Sep. 10, 2012 at 1:36 PM

It's not a bad price for a montessori school and you should apply for financial aid. they take into consideration more than just your income. I just took my dd out of public school and she is happier than ever. her tuition is $4300 plus lunch fees, afterschool activities, and extended care.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Sep. 10, 2012 at 1:37 PM
what else do they take into consideration?

Quoting .ChiMama.:

It's not a bad price for a montessori school and you should apply for financial aid. they take into consideration more than just your income. I just took my dd out of public school and she is happier than ever. her tuition is $4300 plus lunch fees, afterschool activities, and extended care.

askmommy
by Silver Member on Sep. 10, 2012 at 1:39 PM
I agree, that's cheap...considering.
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Matriarch87
by Ruby Member on Sep. 10, 2012 at 1:39 PM
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 eeek, omg...thats aweful!  Im so glad the public schools in my state are amazing.  Even our private school isn't that expensive and they often discount it based on income.  Good luck. 

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