Tuition and Groups - 2017-2018

Two-day, 2 year-old morning class

This group meets on Tuesday and Friday mornings from 8:30 – 11:30. It is requested that parents remain with the child until the teacher and parent feel the child is able to stay comfortably on her own.

Ages: 2.0 – 2.5 (Children must be 2 years old by Sept. 1)

Group size: 14

Tuition: $2,540 per year

Three-day, 2 year-old morning class

This class meets on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:30 – 11:30.

Ages: 2.6 – 2.11 (children must be between 30 - 35 months by Sept. 1)

Group size: 14 - 16

Tuition: $3,740 per year

Multi-aged five-morning or three-afternoon class

Ages: 3 - 5 (Children must be 3 - 4 years, 11 months old by Sept. 1)

Group size: 18

The morning class meets Monday – Friday from 8:30 – 11:30. *This class is open to currently enrolled families only*

Morning class tuition: $5,680 per year

The afternoon class meets Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 12:30 – 3:30.

Afternoon class tuition: $3,560 per year

Tuition Payment Policies

Tuition is charged on an annual basis for the academic year and covers all days the program is in operation. Each family is responsible for paying tuition regardless of their child’s daily attendance.

Tuition is due in full on August 15. Parents/guardians can choose to make 2 (paid in August and February) or 9 (paid monthly) equal installments at no additional cost. Parents are asked to select a payment plan in mid-May and have until June 30 to respond. Starting July 1 a $35 administrative fee is charged to change a payment plan (i.e. to go from paying annually to paying in installments, or vice versa). This change fee can be waived if extenuating circumstances result in a request to change the payment plan. However, the payment plan change fee will not be waived for parents/guardians who fail to respond to the initial request to select a plan by June 30.

The first payment must be received by August 15 or your child’s placement will be forfeited. After that, tuition must be paid by the date indicated on the invoice. There is a 10-day grace period for payments, after which customer accounts will be assessed a $20 late payment fee. A space may be reassigned if a balance remains unpaid for more than 45 days. If paying tuition poses a hardship or extenuating circumstances prevent tuition from being paid on time, please contact Amy Pieren at to discuss your options for payment and to avoid being charged a late-payment fee.

Tuition Assistance

The Lab School's Alex P. Galle Scholarship Fund provides need-based tuition assistance for 20% – 50% of tuition cost for qualifying families. Eligibility is determined based on household size using the Federal Poverty Guidelines for the most recent tax year. Lab School scholarships are provided through the generosity of donors. Funds are limited and some families that qualify may not receive assistance. Contact Amy Pieren at or 612-625-6549 for more information and a scholarship application.

The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) offers Pathways Early Learning Scholarships directly to families who meet eligibility requirements. Please visit the MDE's website for more information.

The Lab School also accepts payments from the Minnesota Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP). Please visit the CCAP program website for more information.