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sunflower on Chavitos Nature School Farm

Preschool Monthly Tuition Rates

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Payment options

Monthly payments are due by the first of the month. After the 5th of the month there is a daily $5 late fee. 

We have a routing number and also accept Venmo, Pay Pal, bank transfers, and  Zelle.


Reduced Tuition

Every year we offer scholarships to reduce tuition. Our desire is that all students have access to nature and so we are committed to support this. All of our scholarships for the 2023-2024 school year have been allocated. If you are interested for next year please let us know. 


We intentionally hold space for BIPOC.



K-8 Program Fees

The K-8 program is like an à la carte. There are a lot of different options so you can choose what is the best fit for your child.  These are the main options, but we are open to chatting about others. It can be a puzzle so reach out with questions. ​

What does it cost to participate in the K-8 Program?

The K-8 program has a few different fees. We define them here.


Membership Fee: This is a one time annual fee paid at time of enrollment. The amount is currently $200. There is a $50 discount when enrolling a sibling.  This fee pays for land use, administrative costs such as website, insurance, cleaning supplies, class supplies, and $50 for application processing. Membership fee is nonrefundable.


Class fee: Class costs vary depending on how many children are participating, and what classes you choose. Elective classes are $33/student/day.  For beneficial student culture, we give priority to students who enroll for the entire 3 class elective block.  The classes run for three months per session. Students are automatically enrolled in the next session unless given a month's notice that they will not be returning. Class fees are paid for in monthly payments. There is a flat class fee for each month and will vary depending on how many classes a week your child is enrolled.   Class fees cover the cost of teacher compensation and guest teachers.

If you're on a budget, you have great flexibility to keep your costs down by choosing less classes or bartering. 

Chavitos Nature School Classroom

Class Fees

Class fees can be more nuanced than this, but this can provide a general idea.  

Full Time under 8 years old
Full Time ages 8 +
Elective and Academics
Electives and Academics
Classes Vary
Literacy and Math
For ages under 8
For ages 8+
For Grades K-8
Taught into multi-aged groups K-4, and grades 5-8.
AM: 9-12:00, Fri PM: 12-3:00
Mon - Thurs / Tues - Fri
classes vary. *T/Th grouped for Marimba class
Under 8 required to attend Monday-Thursday. 8+ choose between 3-5 days/week
$1,320 per month
$1,056 per month
$33 per/block
$660 for 5 days per week $396 for 3 days per week

2023-2024 School Year Payment Options

1. Pay in Full

Due June​ 1st 2023

2. Pay by Session

Fall Session September-November. 

Due June 1st.


Winter Session December-February. 

Due November 1st.


Spring Session March-May. 

Due February 1st.


Summer Session is charged by the week and the total will be due May 1st. 



For optimal learning our program is designed to follow the 9 month school calendar year Sept - May.


*If you choose a single session you will be automatically enrolled for the next session unless you let us know 1 month in advanced that you are not returning.

3. Pay by month.

Due August 1st 2023 and on the 1st of every following month.

Chavitos students shoveling hay
Chavitos Elementary Payment Schedule


We are out of the box thinkers and like to find ways to supplement tuition and honor your skills and talents. Please talk with us about arranging a barter. Some barters for the past have included massages, weekly sourdough bread, guitar lessons, family music class, reiki, accounting services, administration help, yard work, gift certificates to your business, oil changes, and much more.


Great creative and see if it's a good fit for both of our families. 

Questions about tuition or barters? Email us

Chavitos students with sunflowers


Chavitos Nature Program

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