Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees for the 2018-19 School Year


The school year runs from after Labor Day in September to early June, and the school day is from 9 am to 3 pm. Days off and holidays follow most conventional school calendars. We also offer extended care, before and/or after school program for additional fees. The Board of Trustees sets the tuition for the following school year each March. A full fee schedule will be provided in your information packet when you attend the hosted visit.

Five Day Plan (Elementary/Nursery Program) – $15,500

Four Day Plan (When Available) – $13,500

Three Day Plan (Nursery Program) – $11,300

Two Day Plan  (Nursery Program) – $8,000

Enrollment Fees

Application Fee – $100 (Due at Application Meeting)

Registration Fee – $200 (Due with Enrollment Agreement)

Peaceful Parenting Program Fee – $400 (Due with Enrollment Agreement) Peaceful Parenting Program – This program provides a full spectrum of workshops, meetings, audio recordings, films, books, and articles to assist families in learning respectful, non-authoritarian communication in the family and the school’s philosophy of education. For parents, this program includes frequent communication and support from our faculty, regularly scheduled conferencing, and parent meetings.

Tuition Assistance

As a school, we strive to be a microcosm of the larger society, reflecting the economic diversity in the Los Angeles community.

Our admissions process is separate from our tuition assistance process. Our Director will determine admissions, while a subcommittee of the school’s Board of Directors awards tuition assistance in the form of financial aid scholarships.

To the extent that our funds allow, some tuition assistance in the form of financial aid scholarships are available to families who are able to establish financial need through our scholarship application process.

Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy

Play Mountain Place promotes a community of inclusion and emphasizes the appreciation of the value of all people. Play Mountain Place does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, race, religion/creed, gender, culture, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identification, or socio-economic background. This policy applies to all areas of the school including admission, hiring, educational policies, financial aid, and other school administered programs.

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