FAQs

Regular tuition ranges from $3,235 to $3,550 per year for the first child attending, depending on grade level.  Discounted prices are offered for additional children attending from the same family.  Payment details can be found in the Application for Admission.

Yes, we do offer tuition discounts for families (elementary school only).  After the first child, a discounted rate is available to all subsequent children enrolled in the same school year.

Options are available for the timing of your payments.  You may choose to pay in full for the entire year, or payments may be broken up into 12 months or 10 months.

You may choose to pay using cash, check, money order, or credit card (we accept Mastercard, Visa, Discover, or Debit). You may also choose to enroll in the FACTS program, which allows you to set up monthly automatic deductions from your checking account, or be sent a monthly invoice to be paid.

Transportation is available to students in the following school districts:  Armstrong, Marion Center, Brookville, Punxsutawney, DuBois, and Purchase Line.  It is the responsibility of the students parent/guardian to contact the school district’s transportation provider to arrange transportation.

Students in grades 7-12 can participate in co-op sports with the Punxsutawney Public School, as long as they meet academic eligibility requirements.  Additionally, our high school facilitates athletic clubs (such as intramurals, volleyball, and bowling) that students can participate in.  In elementary school, we offer an after-school basketball league during the spring for grades 3-6.

We limit our class sizes to no more than 15-18 students, depending on the grade level.  In the event of a grade level reaching maximum capacity, a wait list will be started.  If enough interest is formed on the wait list, adding another class will be considered.  We aim to never overfill our classes, with the belief that a smaller teacher-student ratio is essential in depth of learning.

We always aim to provide the most accessible atmosphere possible for all students, including those with special needs.  However, since we are not a state-funded school, we are not able to facilitate a special education department, and we consequently cannot guarantee the provision of all necessary accommodations.  You are welcome to discuss your student’s individual needs with the school administrator in order to work out the best possible learning environment for your child.

Daily hot lunches are provided in our cafeteria (as well as breakfast for elementary students).  Students may choose to purchase the school meal, or pack their own lunch.

Purchasing second-hand books for your student is permissible, as long as the books are in a condition good enough for use and are the correct version number.  Additionally, second-hand books must have no marks in them, as this can be detrimental to the learning of the student using them second-hand.

Parents are always welcome to dialogue with our teachers about the progress of their child.  Additionally, classroom helpers are needed on occasion – teachers will send home information about whether they need volunteers for their classrooms.  Fundraisers often provide opportunities for parents to volunteer, and our PIE (Partners in Education) Organization welcomes parent members.