Tuition and Fees


Tuition and Fees for the 2014-15 School Year

Lower School: tuition and fees cover textbooks, classroom materials, student accident insurance and activity fees (field trips, auxiliary learning experiences, etc.)
K4 - Half Day $4,350
K4 - Full Day   $5,050
Kindergarten $6,550
Grade 1 $6,900
Grade 2 $7,500
Grade 3 $8,150
Grade 4 $8,750
Grade 5 $8,750
Middle School:  tuition and fees cover textbooks, classroom materials, student accident insurance and activity fees (field trips, auxiliary learning experiences, retreats, etc).
Grade 6           $9,450
Grade 7 $9,450
Grade 8 $9,450

Upper School:  tuition and fees cover textbooks, classroom materials, student accident insurance and activity fees (field trips, auxiliary learning experiences, retreats, Senior Trip, etc.)

International Student:  For international student tuition and fees, please contact Amy Long, International Admissions/Program Coordinator at amy.long@acalion.org.

Grade 9           $10,250
Grade 10 $10,250
Grade 11 $10,650
Grade 12 $10,650

Other General Information

Non-Refundable Application fee per family............... $175.00
The application fee covers the admissions process and is non-refundable unless ACA is unable to enroll the student.

Entrance Testing

Kindergarten Screening (required)................................. $30.00

Grades 1-12 (required).......................................................range from $50.00-70.00

Enrollment Deposit.......................................................... $500.00
Upon acceptance new families will be given 30 days to acknowledge placement and remit the deposit. The deposit is applied toward tuition costs. For acceptances prior to February 1, the deposit will be due March 1.

Parent-Partners Academy Fee..................................... $300.00
New families enrolling at ACA are charged a $300 Parent-Partners Academy fee. ACA believes so strongly in the parent/school partnership that upon enrollment, new parents are required to participate in a two-session Parent-Partners Academy. After completing both sessions, the $300 is credited back to the family's account.

Payment Options: The Business Office will issue to new families a tuition contract for the remaining balance upon receipt of the Enrollment Deposit. Payment options are:

  • One Advance Payment of the full amount payable by August 15 of the current school year.
  • Two Equal Payments are due (first half payable by August 15; second half payable by January 1)
  • Monthly Payments begin in June prior to the start of the school year. The full amount must be paid by May 1 of the following year.

Optional Services and Fees

2014-15 fees

2014-15 Upper School Elective Course Fees
AP Biology       $225.00
AP Calculus    $225.00
AP Language & Composition $225.00
AP Latin $225.00
AP Literature & Composition $225.00
AP Music Theory $225.00
AP Statistics $225.00
AP Physics  $225.00
AP US History $225.00
   
Anatomy/Physiology $125.00
Anatomy/Physiology II Honors $125.00
Engineering Honors $125.00
Advanced Art $100.00
Biotechnology Honors $100.00
Ceramics $100.00
Computer Programming $100.00
Yearbook $100.00
DE Calculus $75.00
Band $50.00
Band Honors $50.00
Choir $50.00
Choir Honors $50.00
French III Honors  $50.00
French IV Honors $50.00
Spanish III Honors $50.00
Spanish IV Honors $50.00
Latin III Honors $50.00

Programs for Academic Support and Success (PASS) are available for students who have been diagnosed by a licensed school psychologist or physician with a learning disability, processing deficits or ADD/ADHD. Please see the PASS section of our website and contact the school for program details and costs.

Miscellaneous Services: Fees are associated with the following services and interested parties should contact the school for details.

  • Bus Service (North, South and West Asheville)
  • Extended Care (3:30-5:30 p.m. for Lower and Middle School students)
  • Hot Lunch and Vending (Monday-Friday)
  • Winterim (costs vary according to options chosen)

Part-Time Enrollment: ACA welcomes homeschooling part-time students to join our learning community. Enrollment is open to students entering grades 9-12 and is dependent on space available. Please contact the school for details and costs.