Tuition and Financial Aid

Thank you for considering a Christian education at Central for your child. Here we believe children play an important role in God's story for humanity. Even now in their childhood, He is using this next generation to bring joy to a weary world and restoration to the brokenness around them. We see this everyday at Central -- in our classrooms, on the playground, and at lunch tables. We know you feel their impact, too, in your own families and homes. 

We appreciate your desire to not only prepare your child academically for middle school and high school, but to train them to engage culture and impact their generation as described in our Portrait of a Graduate. At the same time, we recognize that choosing a private, Christian school requires many families to sacrifice. Throughout your kids' childhood, you will invest thousands of dollars in caring for them, helping them thrive, and giving them the right opportuntities. Thank you for considering their education as one of the most important investments you can make.

Below you will see our tuition rates, as well as different ways we seek to ease the financial burden of a Christian education at Central. Please diaogue with us about how to make Central Christian School a reality for your child.

Tuition

Our program offers 3K* through 6th Grade. 3K and Junior Kindergarten (JK) families have the option of enrolling their children in a part-time or full-time program. Our part-time students attend three days per week on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for either half days or full days. 3K and JK families also may choose five full days just as our SK through 6th Grade families do. We encourage parents to choose the option that meets the needs of their individual child -- and family -- best, and we're grateful to offer different options as families face different seasons of life.

Our tuition for five full days is the same at any age -- whether your child is in 3K or 6th Grade.

*3K is for children who turn 3 by July 31. Junior Kindergarten is for those who turn 4 by July 31, and Senior Kindergarten is for those who turn 5 by July 31. 

Three Half Days (8:20am-12:20pm)          $5,565
3K (Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday)
JK (Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday)

Three Full Days (8:20am-3:20pm)            $8,340
3K (Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday)
JK (Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday)

Five Full Days (8:20am-3:20pm)               $9,680
3K-6th Grade

The Learning Center
We offer gifted enrichment (Horizons) as well as academic support (Wings) through our Learning Center. Additional tuition is assessed according to the scope and nature of the services your child receives in these programs. 

Tuition Discounts

Siblings of current students receive a 5% discount upon enrollment. This discount is applied to the second, third, fourth, etc. child in each family each year they are enrolled. Also, children of Central Presbyterian Church members receive a 10% discount each year.

Financial Aid

Central Christian School provides need-based, financial aid for 3K-6th families up to 50% of tuition. 

We partner with FAST (Financial Aid for Student Tuition), a third-party organization, to manage our financial aid process. After you submit a financial aid application, FAST will assess your current financial situation using various factors and determine your level of need. They will use your assets and liabilities, W2's, and submitted data to determine what you can contribute toward a Central education, and a recommendation is then given to our financial aid committee. All information from FAST is kept confidential.

If you're a prospective family seeking enrollment for your child at Central Christian School, your financial aid application is due with your admissions application on February 1, 2019. If you're a current Central family, your financial aid application is also due by February 1. After this date, remaining funds will be distributed to qualifying families as they are available.

To help make a Central education a reality for your family, visit FAST to begin the process. You'll be able to partially complete an application and return to it at another time if that's more convenient for you. FAST provides online, 24/7 support to answer questions as you're entering your information. The FAST application fee is $43 which you can pay by credit card at the end of your session. After submitting your online FAST application, you will mail them your 2018 state and federal tax returns and W2's.

Scholarships

For families that qualify for financial aid beyond 50%, we're sometimes able to offer additional funds via scholarships. Submitting a financial aid application through FAST is the first step. While additional scholarship funds are limited, we have seen these donations make a Central education possible for children each year. We're grateful for the generosity of indvidual stakeholders, as well as organizations and events like the One Run fundraiser, the Apollos Foundation, and Ditto Family Resale. Our hope is to be forever growing these funds, so we can create opportunities to welcome even more families to Central. 


If your family needs more information or assistance, please contact Christan Perona, Director of Admissions and CommunicationsWe look forward to walking with you as you consider Central for your child's education!