Caldwell Adventist® Elementary School



2017-2018 Tuition & Fees

Entrance Fees:                                

Early Registration:                            $269 (May 31)        $294 (June 30)            

CAES must receive your $100 non-refundable deposit and completed application
 by date above to be eligible.

Regular Registration                        $319

Entrance fees cover the cost of textbooks, lab fees and library/music materials for your student.

Mid-Year Registration                     $189

Students who start half-way through the school year will pay a reduced registration rate.

Tuition Rates:  

(must be 4 ½ by September 1)
 Annual Semester   Monthly (Aug-May)
Half-Day $2,590     $1,295        $259 
Full-Day   $2,990 $1,495   $299


Grades 1st-8th   Annual   Semester Monthly (Aug-May) 
1 Child      $3,990  $1,995   $399
2 Children    $7,778  $3,889 $778
3 Children    $11,570 $5,785    $1,157
4 Children $15,360 $7,680 $1,536
Constituent Church Rates*        
1 Child    $2,990           $1,495     $299
2 Children   $5,780  $2,890     $578
3 Children $8,570  $4,285 $857
4 Children $11,360 $5,680 $1,360

*Constituent rates apply to members of the Caldwell Adventist Church, Nampa Adventist Church or Gem State Academy Adventist Church.

All payments are due before the first day of school.  Monthly payments are due on the 1st of each month and are considered late after the 10th of the month.  A late fee of $10 will be charged to your account if not paid by the 10th of the month.  Past due accounts will be reviewed and sent to collections.  Diplomas and transcripts will not be released until past due accounts are paid in full.  Tuition is prorated for students entering school after September 1 or leaving before May 1 based on a per day rate.  Financial assistance may be available through our Worthy Student Fund.  Please see the Business Manager for assistance.


Tuition Discounts

  •  A 3% discount will be given to students accounts that are paid in full for the entire school year by the first day of school.
  • A 2% discount will be given to student accounts that are paid in full for the first half of the school year when paid by the first day of school.  


Lunch tickets 

Hot Lunch tickets are $3 per meal.  Hot Lunch tickets can be purchased in increments of $15, $63, and/or $189.  Other payment arrangements can be made with the Business Manager.


Before and After School Care

Stepping Stones is open between 7am and 6pm.  The cost of Before and After School Care is per child at the rate of $2.50 a half hour.   Unlimited Before and After School Care can be purchased for $50 per month.  This amount would be charged on your monthly statement.  The Unlimited Plan is available from Sep - May, excluding Christmas and Spring Break. 

Unlimited Before & After School Care Agreement
Financial Aid

To apply for financial aid, visit and enter our school ID code #91134.  There is a $35 processing fee and some supporting documents are required.  See the link below to learn more.  Once your application is process, a financial aid recommendation will be forwarded to us.  All final financial aid decisions, including notification of an award amount (if any) will be made by the school. The whole process typically takes two weeks. The deadline to apply for financial aid for 2018-19 is August 1, 2018.
Download the Financial Aid brochure here.

Financial Policies

Families are expected to honor their signed financial agreement and to pay according to its terms. Families will receive a monthly financial statement about their account. Should a financial problem arise that needs special consideration, it is the family’s responsibility to notify the school business manager and/or principal as soon as possible. Only accounts in good standing will be eligible for financial aid. Accounts that are past due will be assessed a finance charge unless other payment arrangements have been made with the business manager. 

Delinquent accounts will be handled according to the steps outlined below:

1.       Accounts that are 45 days past due will be asked to meet with the business manager and/or the principal to discuss the situation. The business manager will work with the family to create a new payment plan to keep the account in good standing. After the new payment plan is in place, a second delinquency in the same school year will make a student(s) subject to suspension from the school until the account has been reviewed by the finance committee for further action.

2.       Accounts that are 90 days past due and not in good standing will be asked to meet with the finance committee to develop a reasonable repayment plan. Failure to meet with this committee when scheduled will result in immediate suspension from the school and a letter of demand for full payment or further collection action will be taken, and the student will not be allowed to return to school until the account is paid in full.

3.       Accounts that are 120 days past due and not in good standing will be sent via certified mail a collection letter with a 30-day due date to respond by.  If no response or payment is received within 30 days, the account will be sent to a collection agency.

Refund Policy

Refunds will be issued upon request only. The request must be received within the school calendar year they were originally paid. All transactions that are more than 180 days old are not eligible for a refund. Some events and fees are non-refundable, including registration deposits, field trips, and hot lunch tickets. iPad deposit refunds must be requested within two weeks of the last day of school.

Late Fee Policy
Payments received after the 10th of the month are subject to a $10.00 late fee.