John E. Ford PK-8 English & Spanish Montessori School
2018-19 Pre-Kindergarten Financial Policies
Pre-Kindergarten tuition for the 2018-2019 school year is $3,270.00 plus an additional $327.00 non-refundable deposit due at registration. The tuition may be paid monthly with ten equal payments of $327.00. Each payment covers 18 days of service. The deposit** will remain in the student’s account and will be applied to the Pre-K student’s final monthly payment before entering Kindergarten. Early monthly payments are always welcome and will be credited to the student’s account accordingly.
After touring the school, an application can be submitted to the magnet office, usually by the end of February for the following school year in order to apply for the program. Once the application is received, it is processed via a lottery, just as all other magnet applications. Typically, you are notified by the end of April via email or letter. The communication will inform you if your child was accepted or wait-listed. Currently there is no continuity from Preschool to Kindergarten, which means all incoming Preschoolers will have to reapply for Kindergarten.
All of our preschoolers (ages 3 and 4) are grouped in a Kindergarten classroom with kindergarteners. They work with hands-on Montessori materials that focus on concrete language, reading, and math skills, as well as fine motor skills, gross motor skills, and practical life skills. If you are interested, we would love for you to come and tour our school. We offer tours in January and February, but you may call as early as December to schedule the tour. Our location and contact information is at the bottom of the screen.
If your child is already enrolled in the preschool program, below is a Payment Reminder Schedule for both Tuition and Extended Day.
The fee schedule is:
$20 Late Fee added to account
Date Removed from Program if account NOT current
Duval County Public Schools policy states that students may not remain in the Pre-K program unless their account balances are paid on a currentbasis. If the full payment (including applicable fees) is not received prior tothe “student removed from program” date listed above, your child will be exited from our Pre-K program without further notice. No exceptions will be granted to this policy as this is a self-funded program.
- Payments may be made in person or mailed to John E. Ford PK-8, Attn: Tuition Clerk. We accept money orders, cashier’s check, School Cash Online or your bank’s on-line bill pay service (use the student’s name as the account number). NO PERSONAL CHECK PAYMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED.Money Orders are made payable to JOHN E. FORD PK-8.
**The deposit may not be refunded if the student is withdrawn from the program. **