TUITION AND FEES
VARIABLE TUITION AT ZION:
Think you can't afford quality private school education? At Zion, we have always worked very hard to keep our tuition as low as possible. Because of the generosity of our amazing congregation, along with support from alumni, friends, church organizations, and Zion's Education League, we have been able to provide state of the art education, specialized and individualized for each student, at a very competitive price.
But we want to do more. That's why, starting in the fall of 2018, Zion has partnered with TADs to provide an innovative way for both new and returning families to make Zion even more affordable. Think of it as specialized and individualized tuition!
Zion knows that every family is different and it is these differences that make for a very special and unique learning environment. We don't force our 1st grade students to complete 1st grade level math and reading if they are ready for 2nd grade level material (just ask Mrs. Moen). We didn't want to do that to our families either.
Variable Tuition is a tuition program similar to those used by many private schools, colleges, and universities. This program allows families (if they choose) to apply for a tuition figure that is right for their families' unique financial situation. Based on a confidential financial profile submitted online to TADs, Zion may be able to structure a unique tuition for you.
Zion believes that education is not a "one size fits all" idea but an individualized approach to help each student succeed. We believe tuition should be the same.
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A private school education doesn't come cheap. To reap the benefits of everything Zion has to offer including its small class sizes, individualized instruction, onsite Lutheran Special Education Ministries assistance, among other things, each family would have to pay approximately $10,000 per year, per child to go to Zion Lutheran School. See what I mean by our amazing alumni, friends, church organizations, and Zion's Education League? Because of their help, we are able to offer the same product at a significantly lower price (see below), all because so many people believe in Zion and the work we do for our kids.
WHAT YOU PAY
(tuition rates updated for the 2019-20 school year)
Preschool Only - $50
K - 8th Grade (until 5/31) - $125.00
K - 8th Grade (after 5/31) - $175.00
TUITION FEE* | 1st Child
Preschool - 3 year old (2 days) - $525.00 ($59.00 per month)
Preschool - 4 year old (3 days) - $800.00 ($89.00 per month)
Kindergarten - 8th Grade - $1,300.00 ($145.00 per month)
TUITION FEE* | Additional Children (K-8)
2nd Child - $1,000.00 ($112.00 per month)
3rd Child - $700.00 ($78.00 per month)
4th Child - $400.00 ($45.00 per month)
$0.25 per milk
Student $2.85 per meal
Adult - $3.95 per meal
*Families may apply for lunch assistance through the school office.