Schedules and Fees

 

Securing a space for your child at Norwood Open School requires you fill out an application and turn in with the application fee, sign the tuition payment agreement at the end of this handbook and return with the materials fee and first months tuition. Other enrollment forms that must be returned before your child’s first day include emergency information, intake form, topical authorization and photo release, and an emergency notecard that will be given to you the first time you visit the school or at drop off on your child’s first day. You are also required to turn in a copy of your child’s immunization records which must remain in your child’s file at the school. 
You may send paperwork to: Jamie Pettit, 5011 Marguerite Road, Knoxville, TN 37912 or email to norwoodopenschool@gmail.com. You may also bring them with you when you visit the school or on your child’s first day.
If, at any time throughout the school year, a family decides to remove their child from Norwood Open School, a 30 day written notification must be handed in and no reimbursements will be made for tuition already paid.

Norwood Open School is a year round program open 8am – 4pm Monday – Friday that follows the Knox County public school system with a few exceptions. Please note we do not close for Knox County snow days. For a more detailed schedule click the calendar below.

 

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Because days with infants/toddlers can be unpredictable, Norwood Open School will strive to stay on a routine schedule each school day, although this schedule is loose and will adapt to the children as the day progresses. When days are hot, outside time may be swapped with the morning work period so as to spend the coolest part of the day outdoors.
8:00-11:00 Morning Work Cycle — Morning snack is part of work cycle. Morning nap available for those who need it. 
11:00-12:00 Outside Work Cycle
12:00-12:30 Lunch
12:30-2:30 Nap — Children wake when ready. Afternoon snack offered upon waking.
2:30-3:30 Afternoon Work Cycle — Will be indoors or outdoors depending on weather. Afternoon snack is part of work cycle. 
3:30-4:00 Children wash up and get ready to go home.

Tuition for Norwood Open School for the 2017/2018 school year will be dependent upon days and hours spent at the school. It is important to note that days and times are strict and families are only permitted to bring their child on the days for which they are signed up. In addition to monthly tuition, a one-time materials fee of $150 will be charged upon enrollment. Norwood Open School is a twelve-month program with monthly tuition due by the third of each month. If payment is not received by the fifth of each month, a late fee of $50 will be added to the following month’s tuition. If tuition has not been paid by the end of the month, the child will not be allowed to return to the school until tuition, along with the late fee, has been paid in full. When new students enroll part way through a month, enrollment (application and materials) fees will be due and tuition will be pro-rated for that month. 

 

Tuition costs are as follows:

Full Day (M-F 8a-4p)

Infant (non-potty training): $800/month

Toddler (potty training): $700/month

Norwood Open School is open from 8am until 4pm Monday through Friday. If you need care outside these hours, please speak with Jamie about scheduling before/after care. Prior arrangements (scheduled more than two days in advance and at the guides discretion) must be made for before/after care and will be charged $10/hour added to the following month’s tuition.  A late pick up fee of $5 for every fifteen minutes will be added to the following month’s tuition for pick-ups after 4pm. If you are unexpectedly going to be late, please call or text with your estimated time of arrival. 
Drop-in care will be available for older siblings and former students at a rate of $10/hour. Arrangements for drop-in care must be made a day in advance to ensure that space is available. Drop-in care will be billed to the following month’s tuition.

The Montessori Way!

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