Primary School Tuition and Financial Aid

K-3rd Tuition for the 2020-2021 School Year

Yearly Registration/Materials fee: $100

$165/month for members (scroll down to see our definition of “member”)

$330/month for non-members

Bethesda Lutheran School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions, and other school-administered programs.

Tuition and Fees Structure

There is a non-refundable registration fee of $100.00.

Tuition Fees are as follows:  (To be paid before or by the 1st of the month)  August and May are half months covered by one $330 fee. If tuition is not paid in a timely manner a payment schedule will be made so that tuition costs are met.  If there is no payment after two months, and an extension has not been granted, Bethesda Lutheran School reserves the right to terminate admittance to the school. A 2 % discount will be given if the tuition is paid in full at the beginning of the school year.  
Monthly tuition fee (beginning in September 2020) of $330 for non-member students in grades K-3;  members (refer to policy below) have a monthly tuition fee of $165 for grades K-3,  The tuition fees that are charged each month do not cover the expenses of a child’s education at Bethesda Lutheran School. For this reason, it is expected that parents contribute their time and talents to the school in addition to their money.

BLS is committed to the idea that no child will be denied simply on the basis of financial need. Families who indicate financial need will be handled on a case-by-case basis with the end goal being to provide every option available to allow the enrollment of the child. Parents and guardians requiring financial assistance should contact the Administrative Assistant.
(Partial scholarships may be awarded to children in the Day School)

DEFINITION FOR MEMBERS OF BETHESDA LUTHERAN CHURCH

Because students who are children of Bethesda Lutheran Church members attend Bethesda Lutheran School at a reduced tuition rate, it has become important to define the term “members.” A “member” with regard to reduced-tuition status for a child attending Bethesda Lutheran School shall be:

At least one blood relative who meets the requirements set forth in the Articles of Incorporation for a communicant member.

At least one guardian who meets the requirements set forth in the Articles of Incorporation for a communicant member providing:

1) The guardian is the primary care giver for the child.

2) The child resides with the guardian.

Exceptions:

Members waiting to transfer from other LCMS congregations will be considered communicant members of Bethesda if they held communicant status at their previous LCMS congregation and have requested that Pastor write for a change of membership to Bethesda Lutheran Church.

People who have expressed a desire to become members of Bethesda and have begun attending Pastor’s adult instruction class will be considered communicant members providing:

1) They miss no more than three classes during instruction.

2) They become communicant members after completing the class.