2020-2021 Schedule of Tuition & Fees

All re-enrollments and new enrollments for the 2020-2021 school year use this form.

Classes Offered Days/Times
Preschool
3-day
Monday, Wednesday, Friday   8:00-11:15 AM   
Preschool
5-day
Monday-Friday   8:00-11:15 AM
Pre-K
AM only
Monday-Friday   8:00-11:15 AM
Pre-K
PM only
Monday-Friday   12:15-3:30 PM
Pre-K
AM & PM
Monday-Friday   8:00-11:15 AM & 12:15-3:30 PM
Grades K-8 Monday-Friday   8:00 AM-3:30 PM
Childcare Center Monday-Friday   7:00-8:00 AM & 3:30-5:30 PM

All tuition rates are per school-year. Regular monthly rate** is 1/10 of school-year rate.

Class Enrollment
Fee
Books & Materials
Fee
Base
Tuition Rate
LCMS
Tuition Rate
Trinity Member
Tuition Rate
Preschool
3-day
$150 $150 $2,420 $2,035 $1,850
Preschool
5-day
$150 $150 $3,905 $3,410 $3,100
Pre-K
AM only
$150 $150 $3,135 $2,750 $2,500
Pre-K
PM only
$150 $150 $2,915 $2,750 $2,500
Pre-K –
AM & PM
(includes 1 hr. of lunch daycare)
$150 $150 $6,820 $6,160 $5,600
Grades K-8 $200 $200 $4,350 $3,025 $2,750

Enrollment Fee, Books & Materials Fees, and Tuition

  • On Registration Day (August 6 & 13, 2020) the balance of fees plus the first tuition payment is due; the $100 deposit paid at enrollment/re-enrollment is applied to the Enrollment Fee.
  • Tuition is to be paid in ten (10) equal monthly payments due the first week of each month, August 2020 through May 2021. Monthly tuition payments are made via Automated Clearinghouse debits (ACH). **Since late enrollments/mid-year transfers do not prepay one installment of tuition at Registration before the start of the school year, the minimum monthly payment amounts for late enrollments/mid-year transfers are larger than the regular monthly rate, being based on nine (9) rather than ten (10) equal monthly payments.
  • Tuition may be prepaid at any time, paid in full at Registration, or paid in two (2) half-payments at Registration and mid-year (January 2021).
  • A packet will be mailed home before Registration Day containing your Tuition Payment Agreement, Classroom Supply List, and other information.

Tuition Discounts

  • LCMS Member Rate: In order to receive the LCMS Member Rate, at least one parent/guardian must be a member in good standing of a congregation of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod. A signed letter from the eligible parent’s pastor must be on file with the headmaster’s office by the first mid-quarter of each school year attesting good standing. If this letter is not received, the base tuition rate will be charged. LCMS Member discounts are subsidized from the TLS Grant Fund, which is replenished through fundraising.
  • Trinity Member Rate: In order to receive the Trinity Member Rate, at least one parent/guardian must be a member in good standing of Trinity Lutheran Church. A signed letter from Pastor Preus must be on file with the headmaster’s office by the first mid-quarter of each school year attesting good standing. If this letter is not received, the base rate will be charged. Trinity Member discounts are subsidized by the Trinity Lutheran Church Scholarship Fund, which is replenished by offerings and memorial bequests from the congregation of Trinity Lutheran Church.
  • Need-Based Tuition Discount: TLS maintains a discretionary grant fund in order to provide tuition assistance to qualifying families. An application for tuition assistance is available in the church & school office and on the TLCS website here. Applications are received by the headmaster and reviewed by the Trinity Board of Christian Day School on a continuous basis. Need-based discounts are subsidized from the TLS Grant Fund, which is replenished through fundraising.
  • Longevity Discount: Every child enrolled in K-8th Grade at TLS for the 2019-2020 school year and re-enrolling at TLS for the 2020-2021 school year will earn a 5% discount on tuition. The Longevity Discount is cumulative and allows families to earn an additional 5% discount on tuition per child for every year that the child is re-enrolled at Trinity Lutheran School in the future, up to 15%. Longevity discounts are subsidized from the TLS Grant Fund, which is replenished through fundraising.
  • Military & Law-Enforcement Discount: 5% discount per child for tuition only.
  • Ace Scholarship: TLS families are also eligible to apply for the outside need-based Ace Scholarship; for information about this outside financial-aid opportunity, please visit https://www.acescholarships.org/.

Cutoff Birth-Dates for Enrollment

  • Preschool – 3 years of age by September 15, 2020 (non-negotiable)
  • Pre-Kindergarten – 4 years of age by September 15, 2020 (negotiable)
  • Kindergarten – 5 years of age by September 15, 2020 (negotiable)

Registration Materials

  • All families:
    • Checkbook (you will write a check for your balance of fees and first tuition payment)
  • New families:
    • Copy of birth certificate for each child
    • Immunization records for each child
  • Families of seventh-graders:
    • Updated immunization records for each child

Childcare

New for 2020-2021: All TLS families are required to fill out a childcare contract to be kept on file at TLS in case of occasional/emergency use of before/after-school care or delay of pick-up. Childcare is only available for currently-enrolled TLS students. For more information please consult the relevant section of the TLS Parent Handbook.

A PDF of this material is available here.