Eligibility & Fees
Tuition & Fees
JMPNS is sustained by family participation, through classroom work and financial support. Tuition is how our community shares the cost of operating our school. Our tiered tuition model reflects our dual values of 1) honoring our teachers with fair wages, and 2) remaining financially accessible to everyone who wants to join our community. Our families cooperate with each other to create a school culture where some pay more, while others pay less, so our children all have the benefit of learning with each other.
Because “ability to pay” is based on a unique set of circumstances (including employment, family size, property ownership, debt, and access to family wealth), JMPNS does not verify family income and instead invites each family to choose the tuition rate that they are able to pay in support of our community.
One-time fees (due prior to enrollment)
Registration fee: $100
Materials & Extracurricular fee: $75
Tuition (due by the 1st of each month)
Tier IV fully covers our expenses.
If every family paid tuition at that level, JMPNS would not have a fundraising obligation.
Tier IV (full cost)
* There are 2 non classroom working spots available in each class on a first come, first served basis.
JMPNS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Please
contact us for our Tax ID #.
Be 2 years, 9 months old and toilet trained by September first, or their first day of attendance.
Be able to adjust to stimulating surroundings and group activities.
The Director/Teacher can help determine if the child adequately meets these requirements and will suggest alternatives if necessary.
Be up-to-date on immunizations against:
diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), tetanus, Hib, hepatitis, measles, mumps, and rubella.
- Submit all JMPNS registration forms, $75 materials/extracurricular fee, and $100 registration fee by the provided deadline or one week prior to first day of attendance.
If all forms are not received by the first day of school (or first day of attendance) the child will not be allowed to participate.
Maintain a current (negative) Tuberculosis (TB) report, as well as proof of Tdap, MMR, and Influenza immunizations on file with the school.
The State of California requires all persons working with young children to have a negative TB and the above vaccinations. This includes all volunteering family members, or any other person working in the classroom. No one will be allowed to volunteer in the classroom until this report is on file.
Be able to work one full class day per week per enrolled child.
If the scheduled adult is unable to work, they are responsible for finding a substitute. Siblings are not allowed to attend during the adult’s work day. Other arrangements will need to be made for both younger and older siblings.
Participate at JMPNS events, such as field trips, class parties, and fundraisers.
Transportation and supervision of children at these events are the responsibility of each child's guardian.
Must serve on one committee or Board Member position per enrolled child per year.
Attend all evening Parent/Business Meetings, for the entire duration of the meeting. Orientation is considered a meeting.
NOTE: California law allows parents, grandparents and guardians to take time from work to participate in their children's school or child care activities.
Financial assistance is available for families in need for an amount up to the full cost of monthly tuition.
Financial assistance is awarded on a first come first serve basis, is only available until funds are depleted, and is awarded for a three month period (with the option for renewal, subject to board approval).
To apply for financial assistance, please fill out the application below and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or you may mail it to P.O. Box 379, West Sacramento, CA 95691.