1 East Olive Avenue, Redlands, CA 92373

A Thriving Learning Community

+1 833-4-PHASE3

+1 833-474-2733

1 East Olive Avenue

Redlands, CA 92373

07:30 am - 5:30 pm

Monday to Friday

COVID-19: School Status

Open to Onsite Students

  • Phase3 Lab School remains open for Onsite Summer-School Students
  • 2020-2021 School Year starts on Monday, August 17, for both Onsite and Offsite students
  • Currently accepting applications for Fall of 2020

833-4-PHASE3 833-474-2733

1 East Olive Avenue

Redlands, CA 92373

07:30 - 19:00

Monday to Friday

Tuition & Fees

Amazing Teachers

We have visited a number of schools. After meeting the teachers last week, this is the school for us.

Alexa T

Parent

Phase3 Lab School
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Alexa T

Parent

We have visited a number of schools. After meeting the teachers last week, this is the school for us.

Family Relationships

The teachers welcome parent input and involvement. What a welcome change!

 

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Phase3 Lab School
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Tuition and Fees for the 2019-2020 School Year

Phase3 takes a different approach to tuition and fees than most private schools. Phase3 does not sell education services and families are not consumers of education services. Instead, Phase3 connects families, educators and students to create nurturing learning communities.

Tuition is one of the important resources that Phase3 families pool together to fund a great learning environment for our children. You should view Phase3 as a cooperative effort with other like-minded families and educators, of which tution is just one aspect.

Your tuition is not part of a contract with a faceless institution, but rather your commitment to the Phase3 community of families to do your part as we raise and educate our children together.

BTW, if you have an idea about how we can improve the funding model for Phase3 (using a Cooperative structure for example), please let us know. Our goal is to create a diverse community of families and students, working with Master Teachers in facilities we can all be proud of.

Toddler

The Phase3 Toddler Program serves children from the ages of 18 months to 3 years.

Toddler Program

The Toddler Program serves children between the ages of 18 months and 3 years of age. The program runs:

  • Monday – Friday
  • 8:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

With Pre-care and After-care options available from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Tuition for the program is based on a student’s Year of Enrollment. This establishes a student’s Tuition Base. For example students entering the program in the 2019-2020 school year, secure a 2019-2020 Tuition Base. Each school year will have a different Tuition Base, which comes with different features.

The 2019-2020 Tuition Base caps annual tuition increases at 1% per year until your child completes Elementary school.

As your child moves from the Toddler, to the Primary Full Day and on to the Lower and then Upper Elementary Programs, she will maintain the 2019-2020 Tuition Base and pay the tuition corresponding to the program she is in.

Why did we do it this way? In order to make it possible for families to budget for their tuition costs years in advance. As a Phase3 family, you and your children will develop strong relationships with teachers, staff and with other families and students. A predictable tuition schedule allows you invest in relationships without fear of losing them due to unexpected tuition increases.

As you will notice from the Tuition Schedule below, Families starting in the 2020-2021 school year will be part of the 2020-2021 Tuition Base and so on.

 

Tuition Schedule

  2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025
2019-2020 Base $ 13,230 $ 13,362 $ 13,496 $ 13,631 $ 13,767 $ 13,905
2020-2021 Base $ 14,553 $ 14,699 $ 14,846 $ 14,994 $ 15,144

 

Additional Fees

Fee Type Description Cost
After-School Care I:
3:15 - 4:15 p.m.
Calculated as $7.75 per hour for 180 academic days. $ 1,395
After-School Care II: 4:15 - 5:30 p.m. Calculated as $7.75 per hour for 180 academic days. $ 1,744
Phase3 Family Association - This funds the Phase3 Family Association, which is responsible for sponsoring special events throughout the year.
- Payment Due August 2, 2019.
$ 100 per student
(up to a maximum of 3 students)

Pre-School/Kindergarten

The Phase3 Pre-School/Kindergarten Program (also known as “Primary”) accepts children from the ages of 2½ to 6.

Primary: 1/2 Day Program

The Primary ½ Day Program is intended for children under the age of 4 who are transitioning to a full day program. Because of the way the Montessori day is scheduled, 4 year olds that are no longer napping receive additional instruction focused on their stage of development. The program runs:

  • Monday – Friday
  • 8:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Tuition for the program is based on a student’s Year of Enrollment. This establishes a student’s Tuition Base. For example students entering the program in the 2018-2019 school year, secure a 2018-2019 Tuition Base. Each school year will have a different Tuition Base, which comes with different features.

The 2018-2019 Tuition Base caps annual tuition increases at 1% per year until your child completes Elementary school.

As your child moves from the Primary ½ Day Program to the Primary Full Day Program and then the Lower and Upper Elementary Programs, she will maintain the 2018-2019 Tuition Base and pay the tuition corresponding to the program she is in.

Why did we do it this way? In order to make it possible for families to budget for their tuition costs years in advance. As a Phase3 family, you and your children will develop strong relationships with teachers, staff and with other families and students. A predictable tuition schedule allows you invest in relationships without fear of losing them due to unexpected tuition increases.

As you will notice from the Tuition Schedule below, Families starting in the 2019-2020 school year will be part of the 2019-2020 Tuition Base and so on.

 

Tuition Schedule

  2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025
2019-2020 Base $ 9,075 $ 9,166 $ 9,257 $ 9,350 $ 9,443 $ 9,538
2020-2021 Base $ 9,983 $ 10,082 $ 10,183 $ 10,285 $ 10,388

 

Additional Fees

Fee Type Description Cost
Phase3 Family Association - This funds the Phase3 Family Association, which is responsible for sponsoring special events throughout the year.
- Payment Due August 2, 2019.
$ 100 per student (up to a maximum of 3 students)

Primary: Full Day Program

The Primary Full Day Program is intended for children between the ages of 2 ½ and 6. The program runs:

  • Monday – Friday
  • 8:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

With Pre-care and After-care options available from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Tuition for the program is based on a student’s Year of Enrollment. This establishes a student’s Tuition Base. For example students entering the program in the 2019-2020 school year, secure a 2019-2020 Tuition Base. Each school year will have a different Tuition Base, which comes with different features.

The 2019-2020 Tuition Base caps annual tuition increases at 1% per year until your child completes Elementary school.

As your child moves from the Primary Full Day to the Lower and then Upper Elementary Programs, she will maintain the 2019-2020 Tuition Base and pay the tuition corresponding to the program she is in.

Why did we do it this way? In order to make it possible for families to budget for their tuition costs years in advance. As a Phase3 family, you and your children will develop strong relationships with teachers, staff and with other families and students. A predictable tuition schedule allows you invest in relationships without fear of losing them due to unexpected tuition increases.

As you will notice from the Tuition Schedule below, Families starting in the 2020-2021 school year will be part of the 2020-2021 Tuition Base and so on.

 

Tuition Schedule

  2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025
2019-2020 Base $ 11,374 $ 11,488 $ 11,603 $ 11,719 $ 11,836 $ 11,954
2020-2021 Base $ 12,511 $ 12,637 $ 12,763 $ 12,891 $ 13,019

 

Additional Fees

Fee Type Description Cost
After-School Care I:
3:15 - 4:15 p.m.
Calculated as $6.48 per hour for 180 academic days. $ 1,166
After-School Care II: 4:15 - 5:30 p.m. Calculated as $6.48 per hour for 180 academic days. $ 1,458
Phase3 Family Association - This funds the Phase3 Family Association, which is responsible for sponsoring special events throughout the year.
- Payment Due August 2, 2019.
$ 100 per student
(up to a maximum of 3 students)

Elementary

The Phase3 Elementary Program accepts children from the ages of 6 to 12 (1st to 6th grade).

Lower Elementary

The Lower Elementary Program is for children between 1st and 3rd grades. The program runs:

  • Monday – Friday
  • 8:15 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Tuition for the program is based on a student’s Year of Enrollment. This establishes a student’s Tuition Base. For example students entering the program in the 2019-2020 school year, secure a 2019-2020 Tuition Base. Each school year will have a different Tuition Base, which comes with different features.

The 2019-2020 Tuition Base caps annual tuition increases at 1% per year until your child completes Elementary school.

As your child moves from the Lower Elementary Program to the Upper Elementary Program, she will maintain the 2019-2020 Tuition Base and pay the tuition corresponding to the program she is in.

Why did we do it this way? In order to make it possible for families to budget for their tuition costs years in advance. As a Phase3 family, you and your children will develop strong relationships with teachers, staff and with other families and students. A predictable tuition schedule allows you invest in relationships without fear of losing them due to unexpected tuition increases.

As you will notice from the Tuition Schedule below, Families starting in the 2020-2021 school year will be part of the 2020-2021 Tuition Base and so on.

 

Tuition Schedule

  2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025
2019-2020 Base $ 11,616 $ 11,732 $ 11,849 $ 11,968 $ 12,088 $ 12,209
2020-2021 Base $ 12,778 $ 12,905 $ 13,034 $ 13,165 $ 13,296

 

Additional Fees

Fee Type Description Cost
After School Care III: 4:15 - 5:30 p.m. Calculated as $6.48 per hour for 180 academic days. $ 1,458
Phase3 Parents Association - This funds the Phase3 Family Association, which is responsible for sponsoring special events throughout the year.
- Payment Due August 2, 2019.
$ 100 per student (up to a maximum of 3 students)

Upper Elementary

The Upper Elementary Program is intended for children between the grades of 4 and 6. The program runs:

  • Monday – Friday
  • 8:15 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Tuition for the program is based on a student’s Year of Enrollment. This establishes a student’s Tuition Base. For example students entering the program in the 2019-2020 school year, secure a 2019-2020 Tuition Base. Each school year will have a different Tuition Base, which comes with different features.

The 2019-2020 Tuition Base caps annual tuition increases at 1% per year until your child completes Elementary school. As your child moves through the Upper Elementary Program, she will maintain the 2019-2020 Tuition Base.

Why did we do it this way? In order to make it possible for families to budget for their tuition costs years in advance. As a Phase3 family, you and your children will develop strong relationships with teachers, staff and with other families and students. A predictable tuition schedule allows you invest in relationships without fear of losing them due to unexpected tuition increases.

As you will notice from the Tuition Schedule below, Families starting in the 2020-2021 school year will be part of the 2020-2021 Tuition Base and so on.

 

Tuition Schedule

  2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025
2019-2020 Base $ 11,616 $ 11,732 $ 11,849 $ 11,968 $ 12,088 $ 12,209
2020-2021 Base $ 12,778 $ 12,905 $ 13,034 $ 13,165 $ 13,296

 

Additional Fees

Fee Type Description Cost
After School Care III: 4:15 - 5:30 p.m. Calculated as $6.48 per hour for 180 academic days. $ 1,458
Phase3 Parents Association - This funds the Phase3 Family Association, which is responsible for sponsoring special events throughout the year.
- Payment Due August 2, 2019.
$ 100 per student (up to a maximum of 3 students)

Payment Plans and Deposits

Phase3 offers Annual, Semi-Annual and Monthly payment plans. Please click below to learn about them.

Payment Plans

Payment Plan Description Deposit
Annual Families make a single payment for the year's tuition, less the $ 500 Enrollment Deposit. This payment is due by August 2, 2019 and qualifies for a 4% discount on the year's tuition. $ 500 at enrollment (subtracted from Annual Payment total)
Semi-Annual - First Payment: 50% of annual tuition -- due August 2, 2019
- Second Payment: Balance of annual tuition, less the $500 Enrollment Deposit -- Due January 15, 2020
- The Semi-Annual payment plan qualifies for a 2% discount.
$ 500 at enrollment (subtracted from 2nd Semi-Annual payment)
Monthly - Ten equal monthly payments due on the first of each month. The first payment is due August 2, 2019. The final payment is due May 1, 2020, less the $500 Enrollment Deposit. $ 500 at enrollment (applied to last month's tuition)

Tuition Discounts

Phase3 families can take advantage of a number of discounts. Please click below to review them.

Discount Schedule

Discount Type Description Discount Amount
Sibling Sibling discounts (for two or more enrolled siblings) 4% off the second child's tuition, 8% off the third child's tuition and 12% off the fourth child's tuition - 2nd child: 4%
- 3rd child: 8%
- 4th child: 12%
Pre-Payment: Annual Parents wishing to make a single annual payment receive a 4% discount (due August 2, 2019). - Annual Payment: 4%
Pre-Payment: Semi-Annual Parents wishing to make two payments receive a 2% discount:
First Installment -- 50% of tuition (Due August 2, 2019)
Second Installment -- 50% of tuition (Due January 15, 2020)
- Semi-Annual Payment: 2%
Other Deposits If you have made a non-refundable deposit or enrollment fee at another school, let us know and we will credit your 2019-2020 annual tuition, up to $500. - Up to $500

How Tuition Bases Work

A Sample Tuition over 6 years

At Phase3 we use Tuition Bases to enable families to plan their education budgets years in advance. Let’s use Katie as an example. Katie is a vivacious 3 year old that will be 3½ at the start of the 2019-2020 school year.

In 2019-2020 Katie (3 ½) enters the Primary ½ Day Program. Because she enrolled in the school in the 2019-2020 school year, Katie has a 2019-2020 Tuition Base. For the first year, Katie’s tuition is $ 9,075 per Academic Year (See Schedule 1 below).

Schedule 1 (Primary: ½ Day)

  2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025
2019-2020 Base $ 9,075 $ 9,166 $ 9,257 $ 9,350 $ 9,443 $ 9,538
2020-2021 Base $ 9,983 $ 10,082 $ 10,183 $ 10,285 $ 10,388

In 2020-2021, Katie (now 4 1/2) becomes a full day Primary student. Her 2019-2020 Tuition Base means that her annual tuition is $ 11,488, which is what a Primary student with a Tuition Base of 2019-2020 would pay in the 2020-2021 school year (See Schedule 2 below).

Schedule 2 (Primary: Full Day)

  2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025
2019-2020 Base $ 11,374 $ 11,488 $ 11,603 $ 11,719 $ 11,836 $ 11,954
2020-2021 Base $ 12,511 $ 12,637 $ 12,763 $ 12,891 $ 13,019

In 2021-2022, Katie (now 5 1/2) enters her last year of Primary. Her 2019-2020 Tuition Base translates into an annual tuition of $ 11,603 — 1% higher than the year before. Toward the end of the school year, Katie’s parents learn that Katie is ready to move up to Lower Elementary.

2022-2023 is a big year for 6 1/2 year old Katie. She is now in Elementary School. As before, her Tuition Base is 2019-2020. This means that Katie’s family would pay $ 11,968 for the 2022-2023 school year. This amount would increase 1% every year after that. In 2023-2024 her tuition would be $ 12,088 and it 2024-2025 it would be $ 12,209. (See Schedule 3 below)

Schedule 3 (Lower Elementary)

  2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025
2019-2020 Base $ 11,616 $ 11,732 $ 11,849 $ 11,968 $ 12,088 $ 12,209
2020-2021 Base $ 12,778 $ 12,905 $ 13,034 $ 13,165 $ 13,296

In Upper Elementary, Katie’s tuition would continue increase at a very predictable 1% per year.

Budgeting Considerations

We do realize that finances are an important aspect of each family’s education decisions. Since we want you to have as much information as possible in order to make a sound decision, we suggest that you consider the following points as you make your decision.

  1. Phase3 does not charge Application, Enrollment, or Re-Enrollment fees. Fees that can often add $1,000 or more to each child’s annual tuition.
  2. For the 2019-2020 school year, if you have already paid one or more of these fees at another school, but wish to become a part of the Phase3 community, we will credit these payments toward your annual tuition.
  3. Phase3’s Academic Year contains 180 full academic days; this is about three weeks longer than the Academic Years of some area private schools. This should be included in your cost calculations.
  4. Phase3’s school day is, on average, 1 hour longer than that of other private schools in the area. When calculated over 180 academic days (at 7 hours per day), this yields an additional 25 days (5 school weeks) of education. This means that Phase3 offers almost two months more education time than some area private schools.  Our longer day will save your family fees on before and after-school care and after-school programming.
  5. Phase3 offers language immersion, which is not offered by other private schools in the area; language immersion is a program feature that generally costs more at the schools that do offer it.
  6. Because Phase3 runs a lean administrative staff and we do not have extensive grounds to maintain, a larger percentage of your tuition payments go directly into the classrooms and educational programs. For example, we are able to pay higher teacher salaries and thus attract a much higher quality of education professionals.

Please let us know if you have any additional questions regarding tuition at Phase3.