Tuition, Fees and Other Expenses
The level of tuition and fees, as well as payment and collection policies, are established by the Board of Directors and administered by the Business Office. We try to keep tuition as low as possible while sustaining a sound business. The current tuition and payment options are listed under the Tuition
At TFS, a student’s parents and/or guardians sign an Enrollment Agreement agreeing to the School’s Terms and Conditions, committing to one school year or portion thereof. The Agreement documents the payment schedule and specific guidelines regarding refund of tuition and fees, limitations on attendance and conditions for a student’s dismissal. Families are encouraged to review the document carefully and discuss any questions with the Business Manager prior to the signing of the Agreement.
Once the Enrollment Agreement is executed, it is the parents’ responsibility to contact the TFS Business Office if, due to a severe financial hardship or setback, the agreed upon payment schedule cannot be met. The school may accept and/or amend a modified payment schedule as proposed in writing by the parents and/or guardian provided, however, that such modification in one stance will not affect the school’s right to require strict compliance with the Terms and Conditions of the signed Enrollment Agreement in any other instance.
Additional fees are charged for services and extracurricular activities that are offered outside of the regular school day. These include Before and After Hours care, conference day sitting and camps, and summer programs. Charges for hot lunch service from Head's Store, some extracurricular activities, and private tutoring may be billed by and paid directly to the service provider, not to TFS.
In general, all materials and supplies for students in preschool through third grade are provided by the School. Reusable textbooks are provided for students in grades Kindergarten through sixth. Students in grades four through six are responsible for bringing supplies from home and for purchasing their own copies of literature books. Upper School students are responsible for purchasing all textbooks, literature books, and school supplies.
Activity fees are included in the tuition. Activity fees cover all expenses related to field trips, student photographs, yearbooks, and professional performances and presentations. These monies are not intended to pay for class parties or gifts for faculty or parent volunteers. The fees do not cover outdoor education or the high school international trip.