The Lake School

Classes and Tuition

Classes and Tuition

The Blue Jay class

4-day PM 12:45 pm-3:45 pm

Ages: 4yr-5yr

The Blue Jay class is our PM class for children that had already turned 4-5. children from the Blue Jay will usually move on either to Kindergarten or to The Lake School's Mallard TK class.

The Blue Jay is a magical class led by the experienced and talented teacher Laurie. The Blue Jay is an emergent play based class that has children following their passion in play, art, science and creation. This class is usually a smaller group which allows the class to enjoy small group activities and deepening the group play. The Blue Jays enjoy using all of the school's facilities and resources in quieter settings. We learned that for many families the ability to wake up a little later in the morning and enjoy a calm peaceful first half of the day is very helpful and supports the child's learning in school.

The Robin class

4 or 5 days AM 8:45 am-11:45 am

Ages: young 4s in September

The Robin class is The Lake School's young 4's class. Most of this class will move on to the Mallard or Blue Jay class the following year.

This class is an emergent play based class, that combines many learning opportunities inside and outside. this class is being taught by Teacher Lanie and Teacher Laurie, both nature enthusiasts, and experienced educators. Each brings her own unique skill set to the class.

This class offers many hands-on learning experiences through the use of different art processes and working with the animals around the school.

The Finch class

3-days AM Mon,Wed,Fri 8:45 am-11:45 am

Ages: 3-3.5 in September

The Finch class is often children's first preschool experience. This class would move to the Mallard TK, Blue Jay or Robin the following year.

This class offers countless play opportunities in and out of the classroom. With the wonderful experienced co-teaching team Teacher Maia and Teacher Maritza, the children learn a lot about being part of a group, playing together, regulating their bodies and sharing.

Teachers Maia and Maritza together with an assistant, all bring their unique background and skillset, so don't be surprised if you hear the children singing in Spanish, using some sign language to help them express their needs or talking about being peace makers.

The Hummingbird class

2-day AM Tue, Thu  8:45 am-11:45 am

Ages: 2.5-3 in September

The Hummingbird class is often the children's first preschool experience. this class would move to the Blue Jay or Robin class the following year. and will usually have a 3-year preschool experience.

This class offers countless play opportunities in and out of the classroom. With the wonderful experienced co-teaching team Teacher Maia and Teacher Maritza, the children learn a lot about being part of a group, playing together, regulating their bodies and sharing.

Teacher Maia and Maritza together with an assistant, all bring their unique background and skillset, so don't be surprised if you hear the children singing in Spanish, using some sign language to help them express their needs or talking about being peace makers.

 

The Mallard TK class

5-day AM Tue, Thu  8:45 am-11:45 am

Ages: 4.5-5.5 in September

The Lake School's TK program is aimed at children that have turned 5 or will be turning 5 by the end of January and would like to spend the year before going into a big school system further developing their social-emotional skills alongside working on developing critical thinking, curiosity and love for learning, in a small intimate setting with a great teacher:child ratio, in our famous inside/outside environment. TK families are encouraged to choose the long days helping them get ready for Kindergarten, choosing a short day, long day, or flexible program to fit each family's needs.

Our TK program is unique. It is the perfect balance of Play Based Learning with Project Based Learning. The children develop a true sense of self, an awareness of the environment around them and mindfulness, improve their social emotional skills, and develop the right attitude and curiosity towards learning. They will graduate ready to succeed in Kindergarten and throughout life.  

The class has a staff of 2 teachers, teacher Kay and teacher Arma, with over 35 years of joint experience, and the support of a learning aid trained in non-violent communication, Safe Zone and more - to make sure every child reaches their full potential. The children are encouraged to ask questions, do science experiments and process art. They have field-trips and class jobs.  

Mallard children may combine lunch, enrichment and after care to their day (Mo-Thu ends at 3 pm). or combine the Mallard class with the Blue Jay class (with lunch in between, Mo-Thu ends at 3:45 pm)

Enrichment

For the older kids (Robin and Mallard) the core time is supplemented by an optional afternoon enrichment program of Spanish, Phonics, and movement-Yoga 4 afternoons a week (add on), and the option for early and after care. Beyond the value of the programs, they help the children gradually get ready for longer days in Kindergarten.

Mallard - TK-5 day  Days and hours

Each payment

out of ten equal payments

Annual Tuition

Long Day TK

Mo-Thu 8:45 a.m.-3:00 p.m, Friday 8:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m $1,136 $11,360
Short Day TK

am Mon-Fri   8:45 a.m-11:45 a.m

$641 $6,410
Flexible TK choosing specific days for enrichment See costs below  

Our TK Class has the option of a long day Mo-Th 8:45 a.m.-3:00 p.m. and Friday 8:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m which includes lunch, enrichment classes and free play in the afternoon for a discounted annual price of  $11,500 or $1,150 each payment.

Classes are generally composed of 14-16 children with two or three teachers.  TK class may have 15-18 children in the class with two teachers and a learning assistant.

 

General information

The school year begins right after Labor Day and runs through the first week of June.

AM- Morning classes meet from 8:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

PM- Afternoon class meets from 12:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. We also offer

Lunch Bunch (bring your own lunch) from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. for an additional cost.

Enrichment for 4-year-olds and up from 12:45 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. for an additional cost.

Aftercare for 4-year-olds and up from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. for an additional cost.

Early care drops off from  8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. for an additional cost.

Tuition

Tuition is annual, made in 10 equal payments, is due on the first of the month. Paid online

The first and last payments are due before the beginning of the school year. 

Tuition Payments are due on the first of each month and become delinquent on the tenth. A late fee of $25 is charged for tuition paid after that date. 

Tuition updates yearly. 

Scholarships are available every year for qualified families, subject to the Exe. board scholarship committee. scroll down for additional information. 

 

2017-2018 Tuition rates-Core programs

Class

Days

Each payment

out of ten equal payments

Annual Tution
Hummingbird 2 day am Tue, Thu   $334 $3,340
Finches 3 day Mon,Wed,Fri  $431 $4,310
Robins 4 day am  Mon-Thu  $544 $5,440
Robins 5 day am  Mon-Fri    $641 $6,410
Mallard - TK-5 day am Mon-Fri    $641 $6,410
Blue Jays 4-day pm Mon-Thu  $513 $5,130

 

Additional programs- Families have the option to add extra programs depending on their needs, sign up for these programs is done by semester, children may sign up for some or all days and it requires an additional fee. 

Additional programs Time Days Cost per session*
Early Care- 8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m Mo-Thu $7.5
Lunch Bunch  11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Mon-Fri  $9
Enrichment programs      
Movement-Yoga

12:45 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Monday $18
Super Phonics 12:45 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Wednesday $15
Spanish 12:45 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday $15 each
Aftercare 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m Mon-Thu $10

*Additional programs are signed up in advanced, the number of meetings will be calculated and divided into equal monthly payments for convenience, each family is committing per semester. 

A 4-year-old child in The Lake School may attend Mo-Thu from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. if adding all the additional programs friday remains a short day 8:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. including lunch bunch

 

Summer School Program

There is 6 weeks of summer school program with two sessions. The class times are 8:45a.m. - 11:45a.m. with an optional Lunch Bunch from 11:45a.m. - 12:45p.m.
Please contact the school for specific dates.

 

Scholarships


Financial aid is available to qualify families. 

After being accepted please complete the following form and contact the office. Please complete the forms prior to the deadline May 31st. 

https://goo.gl/forms/dr3y2D5SDCFcdCYB2

Inquiries should be made to the Director.


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