Admissions

Admissions

City of Fountains School allows participation in its activities, services, events and programs by persons of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation or gender. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation or gender.

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Our open-enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year begins Monday, February 15th. If you would like to become a part of our community, we invite you to review the information below about schedules, tuition and fees, and then visit our Admission Forms page to submit an application for your child(ren).


2021-22 School Days/Times

City of Fountains is considering a slight time change to all programs for the 2021-22 school year. The times mentioned below are typical of the past.

  • Early Childhood Programs
    • Parent/Child:
      • Wednesday or Thursday, 9:15. to. 11:45 a.m.
      • $1,017/ year, $113 affiliation fee & monthly tuition
    • Kindergarten:
      • 1, 2, 3, or 4 day option. (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
      • $1116/yr/day enrolled, $124/day enrolled affiliation fee & monthly tuition
  •  Grades Program:
    • Grades 1-8, Monday through Thursday 8:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
    • $5,400/ year, $600 affiliation fee & monthly tuition ($650 affiliation fee Grade 7th/8th)
  • Enrichment Program
    • Friday, 9:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    • $1116/ year, $124 affiliation fee & monthly tuition
*Tuition is due the first Friday of each month. August-April

Required Fees*:

Affiliation fees

An affiliation fee equivalent to one month’s tuition is required for each student.

Enrollment Fee:

$50 per family, for first time applicants.

*All fees are non-refundable
Wait Pool:

Any application received after the class has reached maximum enrollment will be placed in the waiting pool. No child will be added to the waiting pool without first successfully completing the admissions process.

Should an opening arise, the wait pool applicant will be contacted. The child’s name will remain in the waiting pool until either:

  • the child is enrolled in a COFS program or
  • an opening is offered and refused

A wait pool applicant does not have a specific place in the wait pool, but will be offered an available space as determined by the lead teacher based on the class composition.

Affiliation Fees:

Affiliation fees are to be paid in-full at the time of enrollment. Affiliation fees support your child’s education as follows: Approximately 50% of the fee goes  to your child’s class teacher to spend on the year’s class supplies and any necessary classroom furnishings. In the case of the parent/toddler and kindergarten classes, some of this money will be allotted to the food budget. The other approximately 50% is divided up between the purchase/maintenance of equipment for the school and administrative expenses (insurance, housekeeping supplies, mentoring for our staff). These fees are reevaluated each year and are subject to change from one year to the next.

Tuition Assistance:

Final contracting for families requesting Need-Based Financial Assistance will be completed following Financial Award Committee review/decision. Financial Assistance is only available for the Kindergarten, Grades and Enrichment Programs with a limited availability.

Need-Based Financial Assistance is awarded on a first-come-first-served basis with a limited availability with up to 50% being the maximum allowed discount. Families requesting Need-Based Financial Assistance must submit a yearly application.

Please mail scholarship applications and proof of income (such as the front page of your federal tax return or W2 or pay stubs) to our mailing address:

City of Fountains School
PO Box 140441
Kansas City, MO 64114

Our open-enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year begins Monday, February 15th. If you would like to become a part of our community, we invite you to review the information below about schedules, tuition and fees below, then visit our Admissions Forms page to submit an application for your child(ren).