Tuition & Costs


The unique schedule of the University Model School (UMS) directly and positively affects family costs. By having elementary and secondary classes meet on alternating days, twice the number of students can use the same facility compared to a traditional program. This efficiency allows the UMS school tuition to be significantly less than traditional private schools. Of course, there's a real level of "sweat equity" that lowers the tuition cost, since the parents are contributing their time and involvement in their child's learning in ways they wouldn't in a traditional school model.

Due to the unique nature of the University Model School, families have two ways to approach affording Lake Pointe:

1. Full-time students receive the lowest tuition rate by qualifying for various, tiered tuition incentives.

2. Individual courses are available to home schooled students seeking college-preparatory core subjects and electives. (The exception is the grammar school level, K5-4th grade, in which students must take the four core courses as an integrated block.)

K5 through 6th grades:  All Courses meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays

7th through 12th grades:  
Core Courses, Math, English, Science, and History are held Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays  
Elective courses meet on Mondays and Wednesdays only 


Enrollment and Registration Fees

Application & Placement Test Fees
This $125 one-time, non-refundable fee covers the entire family. The application fee applies only to new family applicants and does not apply to returning LPA students or families.  Placement tests ($25 per student) are required for math and language arts.

Student Administration Fee
Each year, this $125 fee applies to each student. This non-refundable fee covers expenses the school is charged per student, regardless of how many courses are taken, such as student insurance and association fees.

Grade Level Fees
This fee covers costs related to successfully running each grade level.  It includes materials and training, elementary learning logs, book rentals for class sets, Stanford and PSAT testing, secondary retreats, up to two transcripts, and graduation.

Tuition Deposit
A tuition deposit of 10% is required for registration, a payment that is non-refundable unless the course is cancelled or substantially changed by the school administration.  

Course Fees
Science, Art, Drama and Technology courses require special materials not otherwise covered. Please see Tuition Schedule.

Extra-curricular Activity Fees
Sports and Club fees (outside of a class) vary by the activitity, and apply only to those participating in those activities.

** All fees must be paid in full at the time of registration. 

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