2020/2021 Fee Schedule

paid in full by
May 1, 2020
paid monthly by auto-debit
to checking
paid by check
monthly or quarterly
paid by credit card
Pre-K & Kindergarten $11,950.00 $12,150.00 $12,400.00 $12,550.00
Lower School (A-C) $12,650.00 $12,850.00 $13,100.00 $13,250.00
Lower School (D-G) $12,950.00 $13,150.00 $13,400.00 $13,550.00
Upper School $13,350.00 $13,550.00 $13,800.00 $13,950.00

A $ 1,250.00 sibling discount applies to additional (2nd, 3rd, etc.) children enrolled

Application & Registration

Application, Visitation & Assessment $ 195.00

Registration fee for each new student $ 445.00

We keep tuition at an affordable level, well below other private schools in the area, thus allowing more families to consider providing their children with a gifted program suited to their needs. Since we also maintain small class sizes, tuition covers only 80% of the actual cost of educating each child. Supplementary fundraising is crucial to the health of the school and improvements to our program and our campus. While the median national fundraising donation for parents in an independent day school is over $1,500, Lee Academy operates in a much more efficient model and has set its Program Improvement Donation at $450 per family. This gift can be provided directly to the school or donated to the Southeastern Association for Gifted Education (SAGE) a 501C(3) organization that supports Lee Academy and gifted education in the Tampa Bay area.
Proceeds from this fundraising are designated for campus development and program enhancement.

In order to help keep tuition at an affordable level, we accomplish most of our campus repair & improvement with the assistance of our families. Families that do not wish to participate in the campus beautification weekends during the 2020-2021 school year will be assessed a campus improvement fee of $495.00, which will be utilized to offset costs to improve the campus. If a minimum of ten hours of work is performed by the family during the campus improvement weekends, the campus improvement fee will be removed and credited to the final scheduled tuition payment.

Lee Academy utilizes signed reservation agreements to obligate itself for faculty and other expenses for the 2019-2020 school year. Since removal of a student from Lee Academy after the execution of this agreement would have significant financial impact on Lee Academy, the policy for refunds is as follows: Prior to June 1, 2020 – All payment refunded except for $1,500.00; Prior to September 1, 2020 – All payment refunded except for $3,000.00; Prior to December 31, 2020 – Full tuition due less 50% of pro-rated tuition for remainder of school year; After January 1, 2021 – All fees are payable, no refund is available.