IMMANUEL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
TUITION RATES - 2017-2018
Some Background Information on Tuition Costs.
Christian schools are privately funded entirely through tuition and donation dollars. The tuition commitment is significant and it initially scares away many parents who would like their children to receive quality, Christian education in these excellent schools.
It is a myth, however, that all parents who send their children to Christian schools are wealthy. Most are hardworking families who could use the money for other things. The reason they can afford the tuition has little to do with their monthly income. It lies in their commitment to the idea that this is absolutely essential for their children. Tuition at Christian schools is geared toward families. Unlike many private schools, ICS provides a family tuition. This encourages building community while respecting the importance of the family unit.
Many parents are surprised to learn that tuition is comparable to the daycare rates they are already paying for their three year olds. If you can afford daycare, you can probably afford a Christian school. Christian schools are non-profit organizations and as such can give a charitable receipt for a portion of tuition paid. The exact amount is determined at the end of the fiscal year and varies depending on the number of children enrolled and the family’s tax bracket, but many families receive a tax credit. Some young families start saving when their children are born and they keep these future payments in mind as they make lifestyle decisions. Advance planning does make budgeting easier. There are also parents who suddenly decide to switch over to Christian schools and in many cases they are willing to do whatever it takes to provide the best for their children. Some grandparents are happy to contribute to the tuition fee and invest in their grandchildren’s futures.
Choosing a school for your children is an important decision. Pray for guidance. Think about the qualities you hope to see in your child when they graduate from grade 8 and then choose a school that shares your vision.
Family Rate Model: We believe that community is important in Christian education. ICS applies a family tuition rate for children enrolled in grades SK - 8. This means you pay one tuition fee regardless of the number of children you have enrolled in grades SK - 8.
Transportation Included! Included in the tuition fee is busing valued at $2,600!
5-Day Kindergarten: We have an optional 5-day SK program as parents desire.
1 student, JK only (2 days/week)
1 student, SK only (3 days/week)
1 student, SK only (5 days/week)
1+ students, JK - Gr.1-8
New to Immanuel Tuition Incentive (80%)
ICS and LDCSS dual enrolment discount (20%)
Note: There is a $200 additional administrative fee for re-enrollments received after March 31.
We are Seeking 3+ New ICS Families for 2017-2018! In addition to the already huge value in quality Christian education at Immanuel, we are excited to announce the Christian School Foundation recruitment bursary:
Applications for Foundation funds can be made by June 15 and Aug 15 if funds remain. Spread the word to apply soonest!
What is included with tuition at ICS?
After-Tax Costs of Christian Education: your donation receipt is based on the difference between the non-receiptable cost per student ($3,800 in 2015 tax year) and the remainder of the tuition fee. On a typical tax return, 40% of that is a non-refundable tax credit (resulting in a possible tax credit of $3,100 for a one child family).
2016-2017 New To Immanuel Christian School Credit - this is for new families that would be transferring from public, Catholic, or home schools and enrolling full-time (grades 1-8) at ICS. Qualifying families would not have previously attended an OACS-family Christian school. They would receive 20% tuition reduction in their first year, (based on classroom availability), and full tuition the subsequent year (based on final approval of the Executive). Recognizing that Christian education is a significant investment, this allows new families time to adjust to the tuition while experiencing the ICS community and “testing” the product.
Our Tuition Assistance Committee will meet with all applicants, determining the extent of each applicant’s needs, to provide assistance within the guidelines set by the Tuition Assistance Policy. The present Tuition Assistance Policy states that the school will provide up to 50% of the tuition where necessary and that the other half is to come from the family, church, and/or extended family members and friends.
Tuition Worksheet: Family: _________________
Number of children in full-time schooling: _________________
Child in 2 day JK: _________________
Child in 3 day SK: _________________
family tuition cost per year: _________________
New to Immanuel incentive? _________________
monthly rate _________________
are there possible tax credits available? _________________
tuition worksheet completed with: _________________ date: _________________