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Application and tuition

At the Balch Nature School, we nurture every child’s innate curiosity about the natural world through playful exploration and discovery in all seasons.

Children must be 3 years of age by October 1, of the year that they begin and must be fully toilet trained to enroll in the Balch Nature School.  Applicants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.  Prior students will be given precedence. We will notify you by mail of your child’s acceptance status.

We are in session from September through June, with school from 8:00 am until 1:00 pm.

The Balch Nature School is fully enrolled for 2022-23. We are no longer accepting applications. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please contact Libre Drouin.

Please download and submit your completed application form and payment contract. Your child's place cannot be reserved until all forms are completed and received.

Deposit payment is required to hold your place in the program. Deposit will be returned to applicants not enrolled.

Tuition for Voucher-Qualified Students

Days Attending

2

3

4

5

 Total tuition

    $3,656

          $5,390

    $ 6,468

     $7,545

 State voucher

  ($3,656)

        ($3,656)

   ($3,656)

   ($3,656)

 Parent cost, total

0.00

       $1,734

    $ 2,812

     $3,890

 Deposit (due with application)

        $300

      $350

         $350

         $350

 Parent balance, after deposit

                

$1,384

     $2,462

    $ 3,540

 Monthly payment, first payment due  August 1, 10 payments

 

      $138

         $246

         $354

 Annual payment, 10% discount, due August 1

 

 $1,246

     $2,216

     $3,185

 Semi-annual payment, 5% discount, due August 1 and December 1

 

       $657

$1,170

     $1,680

For 2-day, voucher qualified students, deposit will be returned for a child still attending BNS on December 1.

Tuition for Non-Voucher-Qualified Students

 Days Attending

2

3

4

5

 Total tuition

    $3,656

       $5,390

     $6,468

     $7,545

 Parent cost, total

  $3,656

$5,390 $6,468 $7,545

 Deposit (due with application)

        $300

              $350

         $350

         $350

 Parent balance, after deposit

   $3,356

   $5,040

     $6,118

     $7,195

 Monthly payment, first payment due  August 1, 10 payments

        $336

            $504

$612

$720

 Annual payment, 10% discount, due August 1

    $3,021

$4,536

    $5,506

     $6,476

 Semi-annual payment, 5% discount, due August 1 and December 1

    $1,594

           $2,394

     $2,906

     $3,418