Agile Learning Center is primarily supported through the tuition paid by its families. In determining our tuition process, we’ve focused on a few important ideas — trust, access, and responsibility.
The culture of an ALC is rooted in trust. We are committed to developing relationships of trust with students, among the facilitators, and certainly with our families.
Agile Learning Center seeks to be available to people based on right fit, not income level, so we offer tuition fees on a sliding scale. By trusting families to be generous and reasonable we increase our accessibility.
As we grow, we try to balance accessibility with sustainability. We are always looking at our tuition process to make sure we’re being responsible to our current families and to the future health of the school.
Our flexible approach is also made possible by generous donations from various individuals and organizations. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to Agile Learning Center, you can use PayPal or send us a check.
Here’s how we determine the tuition each family pays:
- Use the tuition worksheet (here) to see what our recommended tuition is for various income levels. For the current school year, the minimum tuition recommendation is $4,500 and the maximum is $22,500. *total family income is all gross income sources including but not limited to: salary, child support, support from family members, trusts, etc.
- Consider the recommendation you get from the tuition tool and see if that can work for your family. Can you afford it? Can you pay more? If so, consider offering more than the recommendation, or making a tax deductible donation.
- At the end of the admissions application, you’ll have the option to mark that you’re paying the full tuition rate, or that you want access the sliding scale rates and then submit the completed tuition worksheet with the application and we’ll get back to you soon.
- Our Finance Working Group will review the tuition offer. We’ll either accept it, or make a counter offer. We’ll most definitely communicate with you throughout the process!