Tuition Policies

Tuition Payment Policy

  1. Tuition for enrollment and attendance at City Tree Christian School (CTCS), and, if desired, extended childcare, is charged as an annual fee. Full Tuition and extended care may be paid in advance, and a discount of 5% will be given when paid by the first week of July. Payment of Tuition may also be divided into twelve (12) equal monthly installments for preschool students (payable August-July), or ten (10) equal monthly installments for elementary and middle school students (payable August-May). The opportunity to make installment payments of Tuition is granted by CTCS solely for the convenience of the parent/guardian; and, even when the choice is made to pay Tuition in installments, the parent/guardian is obligated to pay the full annual Tuition sum. When the choice is made to pay Tuition in installments the installments are payable regardless of holidays and vacations. Also, Tuition payments are non-refundable, even though the student may be absent from school.
  2. Tuition payments should be made using one of the following methods:

    • Electronic Funds Transfer is available and encouraged. Authorization Agreement Form for pre-authorized agreements can be obtained from the school office.
    • Checks [made payable to "City Tree Christian School"] should be deposited in the drop box outside the school office.
    • Checks may be mailed to the school, but must be received by the due date.
    • Cash payments must be made in the school office. The drop box may not be used for cash.
    • Credit Cards are accepted through school website.
  3. All installment Tuition payments are due and payable on the 1st of each month regardless of whether or not a tuition statement has been received by the parent and:

    • A $30.00 late charge will be added on the 5th of each month to each payment not received. Payment must be received before the 5th to avoid the late charge.
    • If payment is not received by the 15th of any given month the student will be suspended from school until the balance is paid.
  4. If the student is suspended for nonpayment of Tuition, the parent/guardian will be assessed a $50.00 re-instatement fee, which must be paid before the student can return to the classroom. Tuition continues to accrue during suspension, and the balance due must be paid, along with the reinstatement fee, before the student may return to the classroom.
  5. Non-Sufficient Funds (NSF) checks will result in a $30.00 charge (and an additional late charge if applicable), and require replacement in the form of cash, money order, or cashier's check.
  6. After a second returned check, all future payments must be made using cash or money order.
  7. Three (3) or more late payments will require administrative review by the CTCS Board to determine if the student may continue attending CTCS.
  8. Financial adjustments will not be made for illness, scheduled holidays or family vacations.
  9. The Registration Fee is non-refundable and is not applied toward Tuition.
  10. Partial refunds may be given for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade trip costs (activity fees) not yet incurred if the student is unable to attend one or more scheduled trips. Availability of refund is based on agreements between school and student travel destinations, and subject to the discretion of administration.
  11. Accounts must be kept current to maintain priority registration status for the following school year.
  12. Withdrawal from School – Withdrawal date must always be the last school day of the month. Tuition will not be prorated for partial month of enrollment or holidays. We require at least a 4 week  written notice be given to the school office in advance of the planned withdrawal. Withdrawal forms are available in the school office.  Tuition will be due for the period regardless of whether the student attends school.  Paid in full accounts:  refunds are subject to a $30 processing fee and void of 5% discount.
  13. Children are to be picked up on time. After-hours overtime charges will be assessed as follows: $1.00 for each minute past the student's contracted dismissal time, payable at the time the student is picked up. The school closes at 6:00pm. In the event that the parent/guardian has not picked the student, or contacted the school, by 6:30pm, the San Diego Police Department may be called to pick up the student.

Enrollment Agreement

General Terms

  1. Financial - The Parent/Guardian agrees to abide by the terms of the signed Tuition Payment Agreement.
  2. Additional Hours of Care - Available at $5.00 per hour if care is arranged by calling the school office by 1:00pm for after-school care, or by 3:00pm the day prior to when care is needed for before-school care.  Additional Hours of Care NOT available for infants.
  3. Student Accident Medical Insurance - The premium for the student is paid by CTCS.
  4. Liability - The Parent/Guardian agrees to release and hold harmless First Presbyterian Church of San Diego, City Tree Christian School, their agents, employees, consultants, and independent contractors from all claims, damages, or other liabilities for injuries to their student which are not the result of gross negligence by the school, its agents, or employees. The Parent/Guardian agrees to reimburse City Tree Christian School for damages caused by their student.
  5. Suspension/Dismissal - CTCS reserves the right to suspend or dismiss the student at any time for any reason.
  6. Parent/Guardian Obligations - Parent/Guardian agrees to read the CTCS Parent Handbook and to comply with the policies and procedures outlined therein.
  7. Withdrawal from School – Withdrawal date must always be the last school day of the month. Tuition will not be prorated for partial month of enrollment or holidays. We require at least a 4 week  written notice be given to the school office in advance of the planned withdrawal. Withdrawal forms are available in the school office.  Tuition will be due for the period regardless of whether the student attends school.  Paid in full accounts:  refunds are subject to a $30 processing fee and void of 5% discount.
  8. Withdrawal Prior to Start of School - If written notification of withdrawal is received by CTCS before July 1 of the current year the financial obligation will be limited to the non-refundable registration fee.
  9. Applicable Law - This agreement shall be deemed to have been entered into in the State of California and its validity, effect, and operation shall be determined according to California law.