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Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees for the 2024-25 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 (Full Fee Schedule). The Board of Trustees sets the tuition for the following school year each March.

Tuition 2024-25 School Year

Five Day Plan (Elementary/Nursery Program) – $20,400

Four Day Plan (When Available) – $17,775

Three Day Plan (Nursery Program) – $14,825

Two Day Plan  (Nursery Program) – $10,575

Application Meeting Fee

Application Meeting Fee – $150 (Non-refundable fee, one- time fee per new student. Due at the application meeting.)

Enrollment Fees

Deposit – $2,000 (Non-refundable, one time deposit. For families with more than one child, the deposit is $3,000. This deposit is applied to tuition, and is due with your signed contract)

New Student Enrollment Fee – $250 (Non-refundable one-time fee, per new student)

Facility Fee – $500 (Non-refundable yearly fee, per family)

Peaceful Parenting Program Fee – $500 (Non-refundable one-time fee, per family) 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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