Tuition & Fees

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The team has been very thoughtful about how we can balance funding an excellent program while making Wilderland accessible to our greater community. To give Wilderland the highest chance of lasting, the Board is 100% volunteer, and also pays the same tuition rates as the public for their own children to attend the school.

Fees

Wilderland charges no application or registration fees.

Monthly Tuition

Multiply the prices below by nine months (Sep-May) for the annual tuition.

$1k

Holistic Elementary Education, 5 to 12 yrs old

Full-time → 5-days/wk, full-day (M-Th 8:30a-3:30p, F 8:30a-1p)

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By maximizing our discount policy, parents can pay 20% off full-price, which comes to $800/mo for full-time enrollment and $440/mo for part-time. Learn more

Payment Schedule

Monthly

Due on the first of each month, from Sep to May

Divide annual tuition by 10 to calculate your monthly payment

Annually

Due on the first day of the first month of the school year (Sep 1)

Parents who opt to pay annually will receive a 5% discount

Refund Policy

To give all students at Wilderland the highest chance of success, families who join Wilderland are expected to pledge commitment for the full academic year (or the remainder of the year if they join midway). In the extraordinary circumstance that Wilderland determines that a child is not a good fit after enrollment, arrangements will be made to refund the family, prorated to the number of weeks attended.

Although the Early Pledge deposit is "non-refundable," we will still refund the deposit if Wilderland has determined that your child is not a good fit for the school, or you have found the school experience to be materially different from what was promised.

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We want every parent who feels that their child would thrive at Wilderland to be able to send them. Please review all the following resources to reduce out-of-pocket costs, and don’t be shy about applying for Wilderland’s need-based scholarships.

Tuition Discounts

Wilderland is providing discounts on our tuition based on the following scenarios. All discounts stack (up to 20% off full-price).

5%

Early Pledge Discount

Families who commit with a non-refundable deposit of $250 (towards tuition) by June 15 2024 will be granted a discount

10%

Sibling Discount

Families who enroll more than one child will receive a 10% discount on every additional child’s tuition

5%

Early Payment Discount

For families who pay the annual tuition before the school year starts

Maximum Discount Scenario

Say a family does the following:

1 Commits early for a 5% (up to $45/mo) discount per child → $955/mo for full-time, or $522/mo for part-time

2 Enrolls two kids full-time for a 10% ($90/mo) discount per additional child → $955/mo for first child, $865/mo for second child

3 Pays up front one year for a 5% ($45/mo) discount per child → $910/mo for first child, $820/mo for second child

A family can pay as low as $910/mo for a first child and $820/mo for any additional children.

Tuition Bartering

We understand that private school tuition can be a major financial hurdle for families who want to enroll their child at Wilderland. We want to support as many students and families as possible at our school, and so we are excited to announce the following Tuition Bartering Policy.

In lieu of payment for a portion or totality of tuition, a family can provide professional services or materials for the school that the school was already expecting to pay for in their annual budget. The % discount on tuition will depend on the market value of the professional services or materials provided.

Professional services that qualify

1

Teaching/facilitation, part-time or full-time, for the school

2

Construction or maintenance of school facilities

3

Cleaning

4

Snowplowing

5

Providing use of or access to property and/or facilities

6

Accounting/tax preparation

7

On-call medical/nursing

Materials that qualify

1

Furniture

2

School supplies

3

Workshop, makerspace, or laboratory equipment

4

Musical instruments

To start the bartering submission process, apply now using this form.

All professional services and materials must be reviewed and approved by the Wilderland team before it can count towards tuition reduction.

Government Funding

Because it can be difficult for many parents to justify paying tuition when there is a "free" option (public school) available, we accept Utah state government scholarships to drastically reduce the financial sacrifice involved. See below for the options offered by our state.

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Special Needs Opportunity Scholarship

The Special Needs Opportunity Scholarship is for children with special needs and their siblings (!) to attend a private school. If you have a special needs child, learn more here.

To start your application, click here.

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Special Needs Opportunity Scholarship

The Special Needs Opportunity Scholarship is for children with special needs and their siblings (!) to attend a private school. If you have a special needs child, learn more here.

To start your application, click here.

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Special Needs Opportunity Scholarship

The Special Needs Opportunity Scholarship is for children with special needs and their siblings (!) to attend a private school. If you have a special needs child, learn more here.

To start your application, click here.

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Other State Programs

There are other government-funded resources available to help families pay for alternative educational programs for children. Each child usually receives up to $2k in funds. If you would like to learn more, contact us!

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Other State Programs

There are other government-funded resources available to help families pay for alternative educational programs for children. Each child usually receives up to $2k in funds. If you would like to learn more, contact us!

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Other State Programs

There are other government-funded resources available to help families pay for alternative educational programs for children. Each child usually receives up to $2k in funds. If you would like to learn more, contact us!

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Utah Fits All Scholarship

We are a qualified provider for Utah Fits All! Everyone qualifies for this inclusive $8k scholarship (no special needs designation is required). Priority goes to lower-income families, but the budget will rise year after year.

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Utah Fits All Scholarship

We are a qualified provider for Utah Fits All! Everyone qualifies for this inclusive $8k scholarship (no special needs designation is required). Priority goes to lower-income families, but the budget will rise year after year.

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Utah Fits All Scholarship

We are a qualified provider for Utah Fits All! Everyone qualifies for this inclusive $8k scholarship (no special needs designation is required). Priority goes to lower-income families, but the budget will rise year after year.

Wilderland Scholarships

We recognize that not all families have the ability to reduce their tuition by providing needed professional services or materials to the school, so in the spirit of inclusivity, we also have scholarships available. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply, as we believe strongly in the value and strength of diversity.

Needs-based Scholarships

After a family’s ability to provide professional services has been reviewed and calculated, and the family believes they are still not able to pay the balance of their tuition, they can apply for a Needs-based Scholarship.

Needs-based Scholarships will be granted on a case-by-case basis, after reviewing two figures (household income and number of children) as well as any other pertinent information (e.g. a family member’s diagnosis of cancer) that could make tuition payments financially prohibitive. The Wilderland Board will convene to review all applications and determine the total scholarship package available for the student.

To apply for a Needs-based Scholarship, go here.

Merit-based Scholarships

Merit-based scholarships are not available at this time, but this may change in the future.