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Tuition & Fees

Please note: Our tuition structure and package for the 2023-24 academic year is currently being evaluated by our Board of Directors to determine needs for our growing school. While we are committed to keeping Wild Oak affordable for our families, there may be a slight increase of tuition from previous years to account for increased school expenses, growing resources, and monetarily honoring our teachers with salary increases for the incredible work they do everyday with our children.

Payments are accepted through ACH draft or a check.

2022-23 Tuition – Seedling School & Afternoon Friends

Seedling: Sprouts (3s- 4s)$ 7,750 per year
Seedling: Saplings (4s-5s)$ 7,750 per year
Community Fee$ 100 per year
Materials Fee$ 387.50 per year
Afternoon Friends 2:15-4:15
Afternoon Friends for enrolled students$32 per week
Afternoon Friends for enrolled students$8 per day as needed
Afternoon Friends for community (T-Th or M-W option)* $105 per month
*limited spaces for these options.

2022-23 Tuition – Wild Oak Lower, Middle School & Afternoon Programming

Lower School: K- 4th grades$8,500 per year
Middle School: 5th – 8th$9,000 per year
Community Fee$ 100 per year
Materials & Trips Fee K-4th$ 425 per year
Materials & Trips Fee 5th-8th$ 450 per year
Afternoon Programs 2:15-5:00
Afternoon Club/ Academy for Wild Oak students

varies (equiv. of $15 per day)
Afternoon Club/ Academy for community membersvaries (equiv. of $20 per day)
Afternoon Club/ Academy monthly pass for Wild Oak students$180 per month
Afternoon Club/ Academy monthly pass for community members$240 per month
*Afternoon Academy classes may have small additional fees depending on extra materials needed.

Seedling & Wild Oak Fees

Community Fee/ Gear Fund

The Community Fee is $100 for the first student in a family and $50 for the second student, due annually. Among other things, this fee helps Wild Oak build the “Gear Fund,” which supplies unprepared students for play outdoors in all kinds of situations and weather.

Materials & Trips Fee

The Materials & Trips Fee is equivalent to 5% of a student’s annual tuition total (ex: $425 for the Lower School). This fee helps cover the cost of annual material replenishment, as well as “Fridays in the Field” off-campus and other field trips. This fee is due in 3 installments: 2% of tuition July 15th, 2% November 1st, and 1% February 1st.

Application Fee

The prospective student Application Fee is $50 for the first student in a family, and $25 for each child thereafter.

The first month’s Tuition, Community Fee, and Materials Fee installment are due by July 15th. The remaining tuition payments are due on the first of each month September through May (9 additional payments). 

Before & After School Options

Before School Program

School starts promptly at 8:15 with students expected no later than 8:10. There is no charge to families for supervision before school starts, from 7:50-8:10.

After School Programs

Afternoon Friends (Seedlings PreK)

The Seedling School “Afternoon Friends” program is offered between 2:30 and 4:25 each day, with pickup by 4:30. Families must sign up for days in advance and submit payment with their monthly tuition. “One-off” days can be scheduled as space permits.

Afternoon Academy and Afternoon Club (Kindergarten+)

Afternoon Academy classes are typically held 1-day per week for 5-6 weeks. Classes run for 60 to 75 minutes depending on the ages served and subject matter.

Academy courses are open to students in the community outside Wild Oak. Children enrolled in courses automatically receive enrollment in the Afternoon Club at no additional cost.

Financial Aid

Wild Oak’s budget and operating expenses are intentionally lean. Our tuition is also significantly lower than our peers. Wild Oak is committed to keeping tuition as accessible as possible to families in our area while still providing a rich and valuable educational environment not found elsewhere. 

While there will be limited capacity in our first few years to offer financial assistance, we consider applications for aid. Please do reach out to if the application fee and/ or tuition presents a financial barrier for you.

NC Opportunity Scholarships

Wild Oak accepts the NC Opportunity Scholarship (“school choice voucher”) and ETA+ grants from the State of North Carolina. If you qualify for this scholarship, the scholarship amount is applied against your tuition. To check your eligibility and to apply for this scholarship, please visit their website.