Admissions and Enrollment
We also offer two immersion options and one trial option:
Immersion (democratic school): Full time (M-F), part time (3 days, including Wednesdays),
Trial: Homeschool Enrichment (less than 3 days - any days).
For students trying the school out, we do offer a "Homeschool Enrichment" program (less than 3 days a week for up to one academic year), but that amount is not truly a democratic school experience (rather, it is a taste of what a student could have if they joined the community in earnest and participated fully). It does not encourage community participation, but rather is a means to expose kids to the value of self-directed learning and the principles of democracy, freedom, and responsibility.
Current hours for the school are 10-4, M-F.
Drop off is a flexible window within those times and we may start offering earlier drop off or later pick up if the community wants that. We want to accommodate working families.
Part-time Liberigo students must attend the day of School Meeting (Wednesday afternoons) and any committees that they participate in each week as part of their regular schedule.
Returning students fill out a returning application (and can forgo with first-timer enrollment process).
Tuition and Deposit Payments
To secure placement in September, pay the September tuition by April 1 prior to the start of the next school year. You will make monthly payments thereafter, due by the 15th of each prior month at the latest (October is paid in September). Families are welcome to pay their tuition earlier or in full if desired. If joining mid-year (when there is space), deposit is paid after a try day. Details about tuition month per month is on the enrollment form.
Full-Time: $4500/year ($25 per day) + 10 work share hours per month.
Part-Time: $3780/year ($35 per day) + 10 work share hours per month.
$35 per day, paid in advance.
Families able to do more work share can have tuition reduced by doing so. Please check with the school administrator on work that needs doing.
All workshare mentors are required to have a background check.
First Time Enrollment Process
Take a Tour: Your family will come during school hours to see the school, meet other members of the community, and see if it looks like a fit. The tour is mandatory for potential students and for extended family members who will be doing work share and participating in the community.
Try Day: We progress to a "try day" where students get to attend for a day and see if feels right for them. This is for students only, we'll invite family members to attend in the next step.
Four Week Trial: Families at that time pay a month's tuition for either part-time or full-time (whichever they hope to choose moving forward on the trial).
Full Enrollment: After successful completion of a trial period and there are no concerns or incidents to resolve, we can go ahead and enroll for the remainder of the school year. Tuition agreements are signed, work share hours are scheduled, and true education can begin!