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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.

Click here for payment options, schedule and form.

Click here to download the 2021-22 application form.

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

    $3,536

          $5,258

    $ 6,310

     $7,365

 State voucher

  ($3,536)

        ($3,536)

   ($3,536)

   ($3,536)

 Parent cost, total

0.00

       $1,722

    $ 2,774

     $3,829

 Deposit (due with application)

        $300

      $350

         $350

         $350

 Parent balance, after deposit

                

$1,372

     $2,424

    $ 3,479

 Monthly payment, first payment due  August 1, 10 payments

 

      $137

         $242

         $348

 Annual payment, 10% discount, due August 1

 

 $1,235

     $2,182

     $3,131

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

 

       $652

$1,212

     $1,740

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

    $3,536

       $5,258

     $6,310

     $7,365

 Parent cost, total

  $3,536

$5,258 $6,310 $7,365

 Deposit (due with application)

        $300

              $350

         $350

         $350

 Parent balance, after deposit

   $3,236

   $4,908

     $5,960

     $7,015

 Monthly payment, first payment due  August 1, 10 payments

        $324

            $491

$596

$702

 Annual payment, 10% discount, due August 1

    $2,912

$4,417

    $5,364

     $6,313

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

    $1,537

           $2,331

     $2,831

     $3,332