We Lowered our Tuition by 12% Last Year, and We're Keeping It There.
Our programs are offered on an annual basis, from September through May. That is our Program Year. Tuition is based on that same time frame.
We maintain a rolling admission process, which means that we accept new families at anytime during the year; tuition is always prorated based on your actual start date.
We are a secular and diverse organization, welcoming all peoples from all backgrounds. We do not discriminate for any reason.
It is our goal to support this community by offering our homeschooling programs in a way that balances sustainability with affordability. Our focus is to make our programming accessible for all families in this community. We partner with longstanding anchors of the neighborhood, like the Awbury Arboretum, to sustainably share space and pool resources. Most of our supplies are donated, or are culled inexpensively from thrift stores or garage sales. We operate this way because we believe it is important in order to keep our costs as low as possible while maintaining an outstanding staff.
Full-Time tuition covers both Tuesday and Thursday, along with all workshops, for the entire Program Year. Part-Time tuition covers Tuesday or Thursday, along with all workshops for that day, for the entire Program Year. Registration for individual workshops only and Teen Drop-In may open as space allows.
Full-Time: $3,060 per child for the Program Year.
Part-Time: $1,700 per child for the Program Year.
Individual Programs: Varies; primarily based on length of program.
We require a $100 non-refundable Registration Deposit with your registration. This deposit will be 100% applied to your tuition.
Early Bird: Pay your full annual tuition in June before the Program Year and save 5%.
Sibling Discount, Full-Time: Save $100 for each additional full-time child from your household.
Sibling Discount, Part-Time: Save $50 for each additional part-time child from your household.
Talking Stick has a limited amount of financial aid available, funded mostly through the community. We base our decisions on a case-by-case basis after considering several factors, including household income. You can apply for financial aid at the time of your registration.
Installment Plan 1: This plan includes approximately 12 installments, begining in June before the Program Year begins. This plan is best for those who would like a lower amount due each month.
Installment Plan 2: This plan includes approximately 9 installments, beginning in September of the Program Year. This plan is best for those who would like to avoid any tuition bills over the Summer.
Invoices will be sent via email around the first of the month, and payments can be made online using any major credit card or by mailing a check to: Talking Stick Learning Center, PO Box 4632, Philadelphia, PA 19127.