Fees 2024 – 2025

Please read this entire page – all the way to the final piece of clarification about tuition late fees.


New families will pay a non-refundable $50 application fee when they submit their application. If at least one student in a family has not been enrolled in classes for consecutive years, you are considered a new family. The $50 application fee is charged per family and not due if you are merely adding a new student to your current family profile.


THEO’s registration fee is $200/student for the first two students and $100/student for three or more students in the same family regardless of the number of classes taken by that student for the school year. The registration fee is paid annually at registration for one or multiple classes and is not refundable after April 15, 2024.(i.e. 1 student $200; 3 students $500; 5 students $700, etc.)


Monthly tuition is due on the 1st – before the 10th; checks are payable to the teacher for September through April tuition. May tuition checks are written to the teacher but delivered to THEO with your registration fee as a good faith deposit and is not refundable nor transferrable after April 15, 2024 (Added 11/29/2017 to clarify THEO’s policy and procedures: The May tuition deposit is not refundable nor transferrable to another month should a family decide to withdraw from a class mid-year.)

Classes begin in August but there isn’t a charge for August tuition.  Tuition payments are collected for the months September – May, with the May tuition paid at time of enrollment.

If you need to drop a class after THEO has begun the school year, please fill out our online form or fill out an Add-Drop-Form and submit it to the office. Any drop forms received by us prior to the first of the month will not need to pay that upcoming month’s tuition. However, if the first day of the month has arrived when you deliver your form, monthly tuition is due.  Added 11/29/2017 for clarification: When a family withdraws a student from a class, the family does not receive a refund of the final month tuition (most often May since most THEO classes are yearlong), but the family is not required to pay any future tuition after withdrawing from the class.

  1. Class Supply Fees

Certain classes require an annual supply fee, such as Forensics for event fees and copies, Biology for dissection specimens, etc.  Please include that amount – payable to the teacher – when you apply for a class.  The supply fees are not refundable, nor transferable if you choose to drop the class at any time.

Logistics of monthly tuition payments

Class tuition is payable to the teacher. However, do not give those checks or cash directly to the teacher. Instead, please deposit your monthly tuition check into the THEO tuition box for recording. After being recorded, the check or cash is passed along to the teacher.

THEO staff provides this bookkeeping service for teachers.  This procedure is to assure we maintain dual records in the event of questions regarding payment or the timeliness of a payment.


Every May 1, you will not pay May’s tuition (or December for fall only classes) since that will have been collected with your registration.

Late fees and NSF fees

If tuition is paid after the 10th of a month, then the late fee applies as follows:

  • $25 for the first time payment is late PER TEACHER / PER CLASS
  • $50 for the second time payment is late PER TEACHER / PER CLASS
  • $75 for the third and subsequent times payment is late PER TEACHER / PER CLASS

THEO and/or THEO teachers will collect up to $30/returned check or higher if the bank charges more than $30.

Neither your application fee, registration fee, deposit of tuition, nor your class supply fees will be refunded once you have taken a spot in a THEO class, so please carefully consider your decision before applying for a THEO class.