What does it cost to enroll at LPA?
It's a simple question that deserves an answer.
- First things first...
- Private education requires tuition. Lake Pointe receives no government funding, nor is the academy attached to a church, for financial support. Surely, expense is important to families! So it is important that families understand how prices, value, and payment work at LPA.
- To provide round numbers, below are costs per school division.
- Cost reductions, such as for multiple sibling discounts can lower tuition.
Please note HOW the University Model School (UMS) saves parents money, compared to many other private schools.
- Alternate day scheduled class meetings means twice the number of students can use the same facility compared to a traditional program.
- But remember, there's a real level of "sweat equity" involved that lowers the tuition cost.
- Parents contribute their other currency -- TIME and CLOSE INVOLVEMENT -- in their child's learning exercises, in ways they wouldn't in a traditional school model.
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ELEMENTARY TUITION-- Grades K5 to 6th
K5 - 5th Grade Elementary
These are total recurring costs, tuition and fees, for the entire academic year (two semesters)
Included are estimated total fees, such as registration, grade level, and course fees. See also below.
Courses for K5 through 6th grade meet on campus on Tuesday and Thursday.
Elementary Level (2023-2024)
Full Time elementary (K5-5) 4 core courses $3,650
Full Time elementary (K5-5) 4 core courses plus 1 elective $4,340
SECONDARY TUITION ---Grades 7 to 12th
These are total costs, tuition and fees, for the entire academic year (two semesters)
Included are estimated total recurring fees, such as registration, grade level, and course fees. See also below.
Courses for 6th through 12th grade meet on Mon./, Wed./ Fri. (Electives on Mon. / Wed. only).
Secondary Level (2023-2024)
Full Time Secondary (6th-12th)4 core courses $4,250
Full Time Secondary (6th-12th) 4 core courses plus 2 electives $5,560
Tuition / Fees Schedule in PDF
For a PDF copy of the current Tuition and Fees Schedule, click here.
THIS PAGE IS UNDER REPAIR 02/16/2024
What are the fees?
A tuition deposit of 10% is required, along with all fees, for registration.
This payment is non-refundable unless the course is canceled or substantially changed by the academy.
One time only fees for new student families
New family application fee
This $250 one-time, non-refundable fee covers the entire family application.
The application fee applies only to new family applicants and does not apply to returning LPA students or families.
Placement tests ($25 per each additional student) are a one-time charge.
Training Fees for NEW Family: $155 (one-time charge, approximate)
Enrollment and Registration Fees
Student Administration Fee
Each year, this $250 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, drop-off and other incidental training during the school year, elementary learning logs, book learning for most literature reading books, IOWA Basic Skills and PSAT testing, secondary retreat. For seniors, these fees include two transcripts, and graduation.
Book and materials rental and purchase fees
To ensure that families have the exact editions and materials needed, the academy provides necessary consumable and non-consumable books for rent or purchase, as appropriate. Rentals help hold down family costs.
* All fees must be paid in full at the time of registration.
Extra-curricular Activity Fees
Sports and Club fees (outside of a class) vary by the activity, and apply only to those participating in those activities.
Home School Families
Some home-schooled students attend Lake Pointe to take courses to supplement their home education.
Exceptions to full-time enrollment are discussed on an individual basis.
The academy's standards, integration between grade level subjects, and course requirements need to be considered.
If approved, part-time admission allows a student to participate in LPA's academic, extra-curricular, and student life programs.