Why is TEA Right For You?
The Answer is Simple: By focusing on life skills and character as much as academic knowledge, TEA ensures you have the attributes, know-how, and practice you need for college, career, and life readiness. Click here to see the results.
We want the best kids
We are committed to providing the financial assistance necessary to ensure we are enrolling the best students and families. Plain and simple: If you can contribute to our community, then we want you here.
This means that regardless of your financial situation, a TEA education is completely within reach. And that includes all adventures and trips, the cost of which is included in tuition. We cannot overstate what an important difference this makes.
What is FLEX Tuition Assistance?
In short, through our FLEX Tuition Assistance program, families pay what they can afford. The students of these FLEX Tuition Assistance families participate at the exact same level as any other student, including fully funded adventures and trips that are an inherent part of TEA’s curriculum.
2018-19 Tuition Schedule
Kindergarten – 6th Grade: $17,900
7th – 8th Grade: $18,900
9th – 12th Grade: $24,900
Key Admissions and FLEX Tuition Assistance Dates for 2017-18
- Early Action Applications Due
- Early Action Acceptances Sent
- Regular Action Applications Due
- Assistance Applications Due
- Re-Enrollment Reservations Due
- First Round FLEX Tuition Applications and Documentation Due
- Regular Action Acceptances Sent
- First Round of FLEX Tuition Assistance Awards Sent
- Re-Enrollment Contract Sent
- Enrollment Contracts Due along with Non-Refundable Deposits
- FLEX Tuition Awards after First Round depends on the availability of funds and will be included with acceptance letters if the FLEX Tuition Application is completed along with school application.
Rolling Admissions After 2/9/18
About Rolling Admissions
Though spots may be limited, we will offer ongoing admissions to a Rolling Admissions Applicant Pool. FLEX Tuition is awarded based on need and availability after previous rounds of FLEX Tuition awards. Non-refundable deposits of 15% of tuition and Enrollment Agreements are due back 10 days after the family receives email notification of acceptance.
Rolling Admissions Dates
- Apply by March 1 – Hear by April 1, 2018
- Apply by April 1 – Hear by May 1, 2018
- Apply by May 1 – Hear by June 1, 2018
- Apply by June 1 – Hear by August 1, 2018
Pay It Forward Program
How do we pay for FLEX Tuition Assistance?
Good things happen when you Pay it Forward. 7 years ago our school was founded on this principle. We believe world-class teachers and immersive educational experiences should be available to every child. And we walk that talk. We are able to offer flexible tuition rates to over a third of our families each year.
Our CommuniTEA has supported us in this effort by not only providing the start up costs necessary to fund this venture by donating to our Annual Fund, but have also donated countless hours of sweat equity. The amount of financial support we’ve received is only equaled by the volume of blood, sweat and tears our tireless CommuniTEA has given.
Each year, our goal is to have 100% of our existing families participate in our Annual Fund. Whether that’s $5, or $10,000, every dollar counts. Annual Fund donations can be designated to classroom needs like music supplies, or to our Pay it Forward program, which covers the gap between our tuition schedule and the actual cost of education. In 2018/19 that gap will be approximately $5,000 per student.
The Difference in a TEA Education
Programs that build unshakable confidence for your kids
Real experiences integration into the academics.
The best teachers and staff
An amazing campus in the mountains
Where does your tuition money go?
Where does your money NOT go?
Maximum student investment means minimum administrative costs. Fortunately, a generous public entity, MVEF, has been established to provide the community, specifically TEA students with a world-class academy on 42 acres in Truckee, CA.