Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some frequently asked questions. Please feel free to call us if you have a question that is not covered here.
What is the tuition for 1 year?
Tuition for 2011-2012 school year is $14,200
Do you have payment options?
Yes. Three payment options.
1. 100% of tuition due in August
2. 50% due August 1, 50% due in December
3. 10 monthly payments with the first payment due in July.
Deposit and contracts are due in June. Financial aid applications are available.
Find out more about financial aid, click here.
How do I apply?
The process to enroll a child can be time consuming, so it is recommended that you begin in January for the following school year.
1. Call or email the school to schedule a tour. Parents need to see the school and the classrooms in order to determine if it is a good fit for the child.
2. Complete the application and submit it to the business office with the processing fee.
2. Schedule a full day visitation for your child. The school may ask that your child attend for more than one day in order to determine if we are able to meet your child's academic, social and emotion needs.
3. Submit all paperwork that Scenic Land requests, such as recent psychological exams, report cards and attendance records, and letters of recommendation from your child's current placement (when applicable). This process is the most time-consuming and often the parent must make follow-up requests for the records.
4. Following completion of your child's file, the admission's committee will meet to determine admission. A letter to you will follow.
When can I schedule a tour of the facility?
Call or email the school to schedule a tour.
Does my child have to wait until August to begin?
Scenic Land accepts students on a rolling basis. That means your child could enroll at any time during the year as space is or becomes available.
Are your holiday and vacation days the same as other schools?
Since Scenic Land students have siblings at private, public and parochial school, as do children of the faculty and staff, we look at all school calendars before determining our calendar. We try to accomodate our families and faculty by alternating spring break days from year to year.
Do you have students who are behavior disordered at your school?
During the enrollment process, Scenic Land rules out students with behavior disorders and cognitive impairments as both these populations require a different curriculum than that which is offered at Scenic Land. It is expected that the future of Scenic Land students will include involvement in a college preparatory high school curriclum and some form of higher education.
Do you work with gifted students?
It is a joy to discover the often hidden gifts and talents these students possess. When a student enters Scenic Land, he or she is tested to determine present levels of performance (what she knows well, and what skills may be missing from past learning). We then slightly back up the curriculum to ensure success right away, and then move forward at a "just under frustration" pace. Students who are advanced in certain subjects are given that level of work and students who are behind in other areas are place at that level. Example: a 5th grade student can be working on 8th grade math at the same time he is working on 3rd grade writing skills. The curriculum is individualized for each student.
Do you offer high school credit to middle school students?
We do not hold students back who are prepared for advanced work.
Does the public school system ever pay for a student to attend Scenic Land?
Scenic Land has contracted with several public school systems that pay the cost of tuition and transportation for a student. The student must be able to meet our requirements for admission. Scenic Land does not engage in conversation about disagreements between parents and the public school system. The request for admission in these cases comes from the public school system and our principal will determine the student's eligibility.
Do you offer summer school?
Yes, Scenic Land offers summer school. It is generally a five-week program of intensive remediation, review or advancement in the areas of reading, writing and mathematics. Call the school for an informational brochure about summer programming.
Do you offer after school tutoring?
Yes, the school has a trained staff that engages students from outside Scenic Land School in tutoring servcies after school. Call the school for more information about tutoring services.
Do you "hold children back"?
No. You should call the school to obtain a list of the many negative outcomes for children who are retained.