Application Fee: $75 (non-refundable) New Students Only
This fee is charged one time only for each student upon application for admission. This fee covers entrance testing and processing of the application.

Registration Fee: $250 (non-refundable)
A registration fee is charged for each student every year and must be returned with the registration forms to finalize enrollment. This fee covers the administrative costs of enrolling your child, includes the SAT test fees, and enables the school to better plan for teacher and classroom needs.

Book Fees:
Book fees are due by the first tuition payment on August 15th, and are non-refundable after the start of the school year. This fee also includes the cost of our annual yearbook.

K4:                   $150
Kindergarten:  $200
Elementary:     $400

Extended Care: $2.50 per half hour
Extended care is provided beginning at 7:00 AM and each afternoon until 5:30 PM. If a K4 or K5 student needs to stay beyond 12:15 PM, limited space is available in extended care.  Please call the school office for availability.

Tuition:
Tuition is scheduled on a 10-month plan, starting August 15th and ending May 15th.

K4                   M-F       8:00 AM – 12:15 PM      $4,300/yr        $430/month
K5                   M-F       8:00 AM – 12:15 PM      $4,300/yr        $430/month
1st – 6th        M-F       8:00 AM –   3:00 PM       $5,500/yr        $550/month

Miscellaneous Fees:
Separate fees will be charged for activity uniforms, school pictures, hot lunches, and various school activities, such as field trips.

Supply Fee (K4 and K5): $20
Teachers will purchase all school and art supplies.  The parents should provide a lunchbox and a backpack.

K5 Graduation Fee: $20
This fee is due before May 1st for all students graduating from the Kindergarten class.

Financial Policy
“If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches.”
– Luke 16:11

Tuition may be paid in one payment at the start of school or ten monthly installments, the first due August 15th and the final payment due May 15th. These are not monthly charges, but rather installments on the annual cost. A 10% discount on tuition will be given for each additional child in a family. You will receive a monthly invoice to remind you of your tuition payment. If tuition is paid in full before July 1, there is a 5% discount given. (All checks should be made payable to Shadow Mountain Baptist School. You may abbreviate SMBS for convenience.)

All monthly payments are due on the 15th. Payments that are five days past- due incur a late fee of $25.00. Parents who let their accounts become past-due should contact the school principal to discuss satisfactory arrangements for payments. Accounts delinquent fifteen days will be placed on a two-week probation, and if not settled within that two-week period, the student(s) will not be permitted to attend class until payment is made.

All records and report cards are withheld until all tuition costs and other fees are paid in full. All accounts must be current by the day of kindergarten graduation and final exams. Students not current in tuition payments will be unable to participate in their respective graduations or exams. Accounts must be paid in full before transcripts or diplomas are issued.

A $25.00 fee will be assessed on all returned checks.

Early Withdrawal
If for some reason a parent deems it necessary to withdraw their student from SMBS, a two week notification in writing is required. In the case of early withdrawal, transfer, or expulsion, there will be no refunds of tuition paid. All payments must be made through the calendar month. There are no exceptions to this rule. By signing the Application Form, parents are authorizing the school to withhold report cards and other records until these requirements have been met.

Late Enrollment
The application, registration, and book fees are payable in full upon enrollment, regardless of the time of enrollment. Tuition charges will be prorated based on the portion of the school year remaining at the time of enrollment.