Grades K-5: $775per child per month
Grades 6-8: $795 per child per month
Tuition is charged monthly for 9 months (from September through June), a quarter (1/4) of a month in August and another 1/4 in June (at the end of the academic year). Tuition can be reduced through the Tuition Reduction Option (TRO) program, or by applying for tuition assistance.
In addition, tuition reductions apply for enrolling more than one child at the school from the same family:
2nd child receives a $50/month reduction
3rd child receives a $100/month reduction
4th child receives a $150/month reduction
5th child receives a $200/month reduction
A non-refundable, annual Registration Fee is equal to one month's tuition and is required prior to (re)enrollment. This fee is waived for third and subsequent children.
Supply & Activity Fee
A Supply and Activity Fee is required to cover the cost of books, supplies, and most field trips throughout the year. Half of this fee is charged at the beginning of each semester (August and January).
Grades K-5: $500 per child annually
Grades 6-8: $700 per child annually
Tuition Reduction Options (TROs)
Parents can carry out certain tasks for which BNS offers a reduction in tuition of $60 per month. The details of the different TROs available are described in the TRO Program guidelines.
Some examples are:
helping at lunch
assisting with morning drop-off or afternoon pick-up routines
cleaning the classrooms, bathrooms, or kitchen
serving as an officer of the corporation
These jobs provide parents with the opportunity not only to participate in their children's school, but also to reduce the cost of tuition. Every family is guaranteed one TRO per child enrolled, although taking advantage of this opportunity is optional. Families may take on additional TROs, if they are available.
After School Program:
Parents may choose to enroll their child(ren) in the After School Program—“ASP.” The payment agreement for this program is $40 per week with a commitment to paying for the entire semester. The After School Program is a state-accredited program that lasts from 3:45 to 5:45 on every full day that school is in session—with the exception of Fridays prior to long breaks. Families will be billed monthly when billed for tuition.
This program is directed by T.J. Stone, staffed by VT Human Development students, and closes at 5:45 sharp. It takes place primarily on the playground, as well as in Red and Art Rooms during rainy or very cold weather.
Parents can also apply for tuition assistance. The Blacksburg New School Tuition Assistance Fund is able to provide financial assistance toward tuition to current and incoming families on a financial needs basis.
If you would like more information, or to apply for tuition assistance, please email the school.