Tuition & Fees

  • When applying for enrollment consideration to The Forest School of Minnesota, the non refundable application fee is due when submitting the online application before the application is considered completed. As part of the application process all preschool applicants and their families join in a partial school day with our current students.

    Once enrollment is offered, parents submit their families tuition proposal, the value they place for their child’s FSMN experience and participation for their family. The tuition proposal also allows for more families to participate, as the family tuition proposal is designed to support and create community, bringing a well rounded experience to your child and family.

  • Once enrollment is accepted, families submit their annual students contribution fee, this assures your child’s space in FSMN. The annual family support fee is due for each student thereafter on January 10th of each year, and is non-refundable support for continuing this educational offering in the community. It provides for reinvestment into the needs of this educational offering.

  • The Material and Supply Fee is due prior to your students first day. This fee supports procuring supplies used during each session, Three Seasons, and Summer Session, and is due with the enrollment contract and the enrollment fee. The Material and Supply Fee is non refundable.

  • All students are enrolled consecutively for a minimum of two years, and stay until they participate in their Leap Ceremony, when our students move into Kindergarten. Year Around Participation is a cornerstone of the well being and development that children is FSMN have the advantage of experiencing. When children and teachers develop and maintain a consistent and joyful relationship, their time together continues to promote healthy child development. The teacher, over time, learns how each students learns best and is able to help them develop more skills and expand their ability and interests. We become guides to their best selves, courage, and inot their when we provide consistency and understanding of how each child can

  • Withdrawal notifications are due February 1st, with the last day of attendance either the end of May or the end of August. Parents are responsible for the financial agreement made through the end of the session or calendar year if they choose to withdrawal their child outside of the Withdrawal and attendance dates, regardless of continued attendance. Example: If it is November, and you choose to withdrawal your student, you are responsible for Tuition and lunch until the end of the Three Seasons Session in May. If it is July, and you decide to withdrawal your student, your financial responsibility is through the calendar year, ending in December.

  • Tuition must be paid by the due date indicated for both monthly payments and session payments or a late fee (SI0.00 per day) will be incurred for each day beyond the due date.

  • All accrued late fees from late tuition payments and late arrivals either in the morning or afternoon, will be deducted from the On Time Deposit provided upon enrollment. If this fee needs to be replenished each family will be notified.

  • The Forest School of Minnesota's partnership with Polarn O Pyret, provides the essential comfort for FSMN students to enjoy year around exploring, and a FSMN discount on specific clothing items needed for our Nature Immersion Educational experience.

Tuition Payment Schedule

  • Monthly Tuition Payments are due the 25th of each preceding month.

  • If you choose to pay your tuition in a one session payment, the $15.00 per month accounting fee is waived.

Other Policies

  • Attentiveness to arrivals and departures are very important, establishing respect for your child’s teacher and classmates. To ensure timely arrivals and departures we have a early/late fee of S1.00 per minute.

  • Enrollment in each session is for the full session regardless of your child’s attendance, thus we cannot reduce tuition for family holidays.

  • Healthy Participation. Students are expected to come to school in good health, without fever, vomiting or rash, for a FULL 24 hours after the last symptom has subsided. In the event they are taking a antibiotic, the antibiotic course must have started 24 hours previous to the start of the school day. Germs spread quickly among children, and quickly to us as their teachers. Please be mindful of all of our health and keep your child home from school if they are ill.

  • Should you miss a day(s) of school due to taking a holiday or an illness, please know we do not make the days up of your child’s absence in Forest School, and we ask that you please not ask us to do so. Kindly respect our policy. We all miss days from time to time, and as teachers, our immune system is very robust and in my 24 years of teaching we have fortunately remained very healthy, please help us to keep it that way.

  • Enrollment in the Forest School of Minnesota is year around. Secured placement of your requested schedule is provided for your child upon submission of your contract/s. When you submit a contract for enrollment we anticipate, plan, and make accommodations for your child’s participation. As parents you commit to continual tuition responsibility and payment when you sign the FSMN contract. You agree to pay the agreed financial commitment for the entire session/s in which you have contracted and follow the policies of withdrawal. Withdrawal notices must be submitted February 1st, with a last day of participation the end of August. When ending your enrollment in The Forest School, a written paper withdrawal notice will be required and submitted for the signature of the Founder of the Forest School. If you choose to withdraw your student at any other time during the calendar year, not in compliance with the policies and our contractual agreement, you agree to be financially responsible for the financial agreement you have most currently been paying until the end of the calendar year in December. Additionally, you forfeit the three month tuition depositWe are a continuously enrolled program and parents are financially responsible for the unpaid tuition and lunch together commitment for the remainder of the session for which they were enrolled or until the end of the calendar year. Monthly payments may continue to be made with all post dated checks for each month until your , submitted upon withdrawal of the student, with the monthly due date of the 25th of each month written on each check, until the contractual obligation has been fulfilled